Kronborg Castle - Home of Shakespeare's Hamlet

Kronborg Castle in Helsingør (Elsinore) – Home of Hamlet

Kronborg

Visit the home of Shakespeare's Hamlet, Kronborg Castle

5 free things worth trying in Denmark

It's no secret - Denmark can be an expensive place to travel. But fortunately it's not always the case! As well as cheap ways to travel Denmark, budget accommodation and cheap restaurants, there are a ton of free and fun things to do.

Top attractions in Aalborg

The city of Aalborg offers something for everyone, regardless of interests and budget. The ever evolving harbour area buzzes of cultural attractions, including the Utzon Centre, and it's a great place to walk and take in views of the city. Venture just a short way outside the city and you can enjoy ancient historical places like the viking site Lindholm Høje.

Denmark's Charming Third Largest City

History and culture in Odense

Denmark’s third largest city, Odense, is often overlooked for its larger siblings Copenhagen and Aarhus, but this cozy city of almost 200,000 is home to great museums like Brandts, an award-winning zoo, and an acclaimed film festival.

Copenhagen city districts

Get to know Copenhagen, one of the world's cosiest capital cities, where top sights and attractions are within walking or cycling distance. Explore parts of the city less travelled by visitors, such as the calm and chic Frederiksberg or architectural Amager. Take in sights like Hans Christian Andersen's grave in Nørrebro or The Little Mermaid on her rock near Østerbro, both close to cool local streets.

World Heritage Sites in Denmark

Though small in size, Denmark now has a total of seven world heritage sites, with the Par Force Hunting Landscape and The Moravians in Christiansfeld joining the list. On the list you also find he 65 million years old Stevns Klint, the Wadden Sea National Park and Kronborg Castle, home of Shakespeare's hamlet and located in Royal North Sealand, only an hour from Copenhagen.

16 unique things to do in Denmark

You've seen the Little Mermaid, taken a Hans Christian Andersen tour and now you might be on the lookout for something a little different? Explore the weird and wonderful things that will make you see Denmark from a whole new perspective!

Here are the top attractions within an hour of Copenhagen

Attractions within an hour of Copenhagen

We've gathered together Denmark's top attractions within an hour of the capital, Copenhagen, into one guide. Mix and match attractions as diverse as seaside art museums, royal castles and ancient Viking sites to explore on fun-filled day trips from Copenhagen!

Take a romantic trip to Copenhagen

A romantic getaway to Copenhagen

The Little Mermaid

Fairy-tale romance in Copenhagen

Discover the real Vikings

The Vikings were more than simply a raiding and pillaging people. They had highly developed social, religious and commercial structures and were just as adept at farming as raiding.

Historical Copenhagen

Copenhagen is rich in history. The Danish capital was officially founded in 1167 by Bishop Absalon, but research suggest that the location was inhabited already in the late Viking age. Copenhagen was a busy and strategically important merchant city throughout the medieval period where it controlled much of the lucrative trade and traffic to and from the Baltic Sea.

Royalty and runestones

 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.

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Copenhagen timeline

1000s – The first settlement.

1160-67 – Copenhagen founded by Bishop Absalon, counsellor to King Valdemar I. Slotsholmen fortress is built to protect the new city.

1443 - Copenhagen replaces Roskilde as the capital city of Denmark.

Aalborg

Aalborg

Harbour front

Aalborg: Denmark's laid-back city

hidden places copenhagen

Hidden gems in Copenhagen

Royal Library Gardens

The Royal Library Garden

Attractions in Copenhagen

Looking for things to do in Copenhagen? Denmark's capital is packed full of great attractions. If you'd like a little help prioritising your time in the city, this guide is what you need. We have gathered a list of some of the most visited attractions in Copenhagen. Popular sights include The Little Mermaid, Tivoli and Copenhagen Canal Tours. 

The Marguerite Route

Marguerite Route sign

Marguerite Route facts

Top attractions

Take your pick of Denmark's most-visited attractions, a fascinating mix of museums, amusement parks and historical sites.