Denmark's Charming Third Largest City

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.

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.

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.

A guide to Viking fun for the whole family

Let your little Vikings loose

Bring your family to Denmark and live out your wildest Viking fantasies with your loved ones. Learn about the history of the Nordic raiders through play and interactive events that are fun for all ages. Here's a guide to Viking fun for your family.

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.

Grab a helment and prepare for battle!

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!

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.

Aalborg

Aalborg

Harbour front

Aalborg: Denmark's laid-back city

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

West Sealand highlights

  1. Marvel at Roskilde Cathedral, the dramatic resting place of Danish kings and queens
  2. Experience 1000 years of history at the Viking Ship Museum
Vikings

Viking Denmark

Rune stones, Jelling

Denmark’s Birth Certificate

Vikings

On the trail of the Vikings

Viking valkyrie

National Museum (Nationalmuseet), Copenhagen