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Kronborg Castle in Helsingør (Elsinore) – Home of Hamlet

Are you looking for things to do near Copenhagen or do you have more time to explore Denmark? Go visit Denmark's most famous castle, Kronborg in Helsingør (Elsinore), also known as Hamlet's Castle in Shakespeare's play.

12 marvellous 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. The popular royal couple, Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik, divides their time between Fredensborg Palace in North Sealand and Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen and it is possible to visit both places.

Fall in Aarhus

What's on at the local destinations this autumn

The cities of Denmark are ready to welcome you for a true autumn in Denmark experience. Celebrate autumn in Denmark's second city Aarhus, Denmark's oldest town Ribe, in Royal North Sealand or one of the many other wonderful destinations.

Find a local turist organisation.

Have a place in mind? Contact your local turist organisation and learn what is happening in their area. 

Amalienborg palace

Free attractions in Denmark

The Little Mermaid

Free attractions in Denmark

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.

Discover Hans Christian Andersen's Denmark

You have most likely of Hans Christian Andersen and come to love many of his timeless characters, such as The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling. But what about the man himself? As the father of fairy tales, Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen was a famous man in his time, courted by royalty and recognised for his greatness whilst living.

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!

Do Denmark for less!

Budget holiday in Denmark

Denmark is perfect for budget travel. The country is full of cheap and free experiences for every taste. Most places operate with free admission so it’s not just the beaches and urban areas that are free to enjoy. So if you want to take a budget trip to Denmark, here you’ll find inspiration for travelling on the cheap, including cheap dining and cheap accommodation. Do Denmark for less!

Top museum visits in Denmark

Denmark has a wide variety of world-class museums and there is something for all ages and interests. Whether you like history, art, nature or science, there's a museum for you. Here's a list of some of the more popular Danish museum attractions to get you started.

Head out for some fun this Christmas!

Things to do this Christmas

Denmark is full of great things to do during the Christmas month! So fight the temptation to snooze in front of the fireplace and head out for some fun-packed days for all ages.

10 hygge things to do in Copenhagen

The Danish word "hygge" (sounds a bit like “hooga”) roughly translates to coziness. However, that definition doesn’t quite cover it. Hygge is so much more and always involves creating a nice, warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people around you. Copenhagen is packed with atmospheric restaurants and cafés, beautiful gardens, charming winding waterways, and countless places and ways to experience Danish hygge.

Rocks on Bornholm

Bornholm highlights

  1. Visit Bornholm’s four impressive round churches
  2. Walk the stunning, white-sand beach at Dueodde 
  3. Cycle around the island on disused railway cycle routes
  4. Taste delicious smoked fish in the picturesque towns of Svaneke and Gudhjem
  5. Take in the ruins of Hammershus Castle
Lesoe Salt

East Jutland highlights

Go hiking, biking or horseback riding in National Park Mols Bjerge

The landscape in Mols Bjerge Nationalpark was created by gigantic ice tongues and tons of water, which has resulted in tall peaks with great views, deep dead ice holes and spectacular wildlife. When having explored the many opportunities in the nationalpark, you can walk the cosy streets of Ebeltoft with their cobblestones and half-timbered houses covered in hollyhocks.

Funen highlights

  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 
  5. Take a day trip to Faaborg, another lovely coastal town

Further reading

Read more about Funen.

hidden places copenhagen

Hidden gems in Copenhagen

Royal Library Gardens

The Royal Library Garden

Læsø salt

North Jutland highlights

  1. Stand in two seas at once at The Branch (Grenen), Denmark’s northernmost point
  2. Uncover the intriguing buried church in the dunes south of Skagen
  3. Wander round the artistic seaside town of Skagen
Læsø salt

North Sealand highlights

  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
  3. Relax in the cute fishing villages and beach areas of the North Sealand coast
  4. See the stunning Frederiksberg Castle, nestled on a lake 
  5. Visit the home of the late, great writer Karen Blixen

South Jutland highlights

  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
  3. Experience the unbelievable Black Sun phenomenon at The Wadden Sea National Park
  4. Explore picturesque Ribe, Denmark’s oldest city
  5. Wander the historic streets of Christiansfeld, set to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site

South Sealand highlights

  1. Hike the top of Denmark’s highest chalk cliff, Møns Klint
  2. Kick back and relax at Marielyst, Falster’s popular summer resort
  3. Wander the ancient streets in Køge’s historic quarter
West Jutland

West Jutland highlights

  1. Feel the power of the North Sea on West Jutland’s wind-swept beaches.
  2. Take in the vast Wadden Sea National Park, a haven for birds and wildlife.

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