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Viking events

Denmark is famous around the world as a proud Viking land. There are many places in the country where you can not only visit Viking ruins and monuments, but also take part in thrilling Viking events and re-enactments. So grab a helment and prepare for battle!

 Jelling is located in East Jutland and boasts some of Europe’s most prominent Viking Age monuments, included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Jelling is a perfect place to learn about Viking royalty and Viking life.

The Vikings Return 

At its heart and straddling the banks of Denmark’s longest river - Gudenåen, Silkeborg city offers a wonderful

A vibrant cosmopolitan city perched on the edge of the glistening Limfjord, Aalborg’s Viking history and seafaring beginnings are expertly explored at

The official happiness report

With historic ‘routes’ dating back to the 12th Century, Denmark’s ‘kro’ were established on a decree from King Erik Klipping who ordered that inns be placed along the so-called ’Kings Highway’ as staging posts to allow weary travellers to stretch their legs and enjoy a hearty meal.

Aarhus

The perfect location

Aalborg

Aalborg: Denmark's laid-back city

IMAGINATION – Discover the Danish Spirit

Rocks on Bornholm
  1. Visit Bornholm’s four impressive round churches
Lesoe Salt
  1. Lose yourself in the rolling heathlands of Djursland’s National Park
  2. Spend an exciting weekend in Aarhus, Denmark’s second city
  3. Cycle or hike the many, varied trails of The Lake District
  1. Wonder at Egeskov Castle, Europe's best preserved Renaissance moat castle
  2. Explore the cathedral city and birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, Odense
  3. Go island hopping in the South Funen Archipelago
  4. Visit the quaint cobbled town of Ærøskøbing 
Læsø salt
  1. Absorb wonderful art, architecture and sea views at Louisiana, Denmark’s most popular modern art gallery
  2. Follow Shakespeare’s Hamlet to it setting, Kronborg Castle
  1. Stride out on Denmark’s widest beach on the holiday island of Rømø
  2. See history come alive at the annual ring riding festival in Sønderborg, a medieval jousting sport enjoying a revival
Man Meets the Sea Esbjerg
  1. Feel the power of the North Sea on West Jutland’s wind-swept beaches.
  1. Marvel at Roskilde Cathedral, the dramatic resting place of Danish kings and queens

Marguerite Route facts

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