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Historical Denmark

Denmark is steeped in a rich and diverse history, just waiting to be discovered. Come and find your own Viking treasures, try a trip in a Viking longboat or walk amongst ancient rune stones and burial mounds. The impressive legacy of Denmark's long, regal past also awaits you, in the many Danish castles and manor houses open to the public. For children, there are hundreds of history museums with interactive exhibits and living museums outdoors. So step back in time and venture into the history of Denmark.

Fairy-tale Kingdom

Come and wonder at a really regal nation. Denmark is full of castles, manor houses and formal gardens to be visited. Get up close to Danish royalty of the past and present at famous castles such as Kronborg and Egeskov. You can visit the homes of Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik and Queen Margrethe. Or stay in a castle yourself!

Frederiksborg Castle

12 stunning castles in Denmark

The fantastic Danish castles grant you a chance to get close to Danish history and the Royal family of both past and present.

Danish Monarchy

The Danish monarchy

Denmark is an ancient kingdom. Get to know one of the oldest royal families in the world here.

Unique Danish heritage

Denmark is a country surrounded by water and the sea has played an important part in shaping its past. From prehistoric treasures to the impressive legacy of fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark has a rich and varied history waiting to be explored.

The Vikings

Denmark has a unique Viking history. For thousands of years, the Vikings' skills on the battle-field and producing long boats, dominated the culture and history of Northern Europe including Great Britain. Learn more about Denmark's Viking past and experience Viking adventures of your own.


Go raiding in Denmark's Viking past! Look at genuine longboats, walk among monuments and burial grounds, inspect the pallisades of Viking fortresses and learn more about the Danish Vikings and their role in world history.