- Denmark is home to the oldest and second oldest amusement parks in the world.
Two of the world’s oldest, historically accurate amusement parks are located in Denmark. The oldest being the Dyrehavsbakken translated to mean “The Deer Pasture’s Hill”, commonly shortened to Bakken translated to mean “The Hill”. It began operating in the year 1583 and is located 10 km north of central Copenhagen. It receives a total of approximately 2.5 to 2.7 million visitors per year. There’s also a bonus point, entrance into the park area is completely free and devoid of any form of payment, but rides and attractions require a certain fraction of affordable fee.
The second oldest amusement park is the Tivoli Gardens, it co-functions as both an amusement park and a pleasure garden. It started operating on the 15 August 1843. In the year 2017, it received a total of approximately 4.6 million visitors. A record high at the time, but unlike Bakken, entry to Tivoli requires a little fee for entry, rides and other
attractions also require fees, affordable ones if I must say.
- Beautiful Beaches In Denmark.
Due to Denmark’s topography and geographical location it possesses no shortage of breathtaking and captivating beaches. Ranging from child friendly beaches to the deep ones for adults, there are a variety of beaches to choose from. The beaches are characterized by the sparkling and crystal-clear water, sand dunes, tall harmless grass, and the magnificent vast grayish-blue skies. There are a lot of fun things to do at the beach, ranging from building sandcastles, casting lines, collecting sea shells, enjoying a picnic with family, friends or loved ones, play beach games, read a book or write one, splashing, walking, jogging and playing in the surf, Take the occasional personal or social media selfies, or just simply watching the sunset and sunrise. You may also decide to go surfing if you feel you are brave enough to ride the current.
Examples of such beaches around Denmark are: Lønstrup Beach, Rømø Beach, Søndervig Beach, Bisnap Beach, Nordstranden and Blåvand Beach
So, what are you still waiting for? Book a flight and enjoy the extravagant Denmark beaches.
- The Museums and Galleries.
The Danish people are typically characterized by their level of preservation of culture, and this automatically extends to its art. The largest collection of Danish art can be found in the National Gallery of Denmark, there are more than six hundred years of European and Scandinavian art present in the museum. Works of popular artists such as Picasso, Edvard Munch and various others. Apart from the National Gallery, there are various other museums and galleries across the country. There’s the Lyngby Open-Air Museum located in Copenhagen, Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Odense, Viking Ship Museum (Vikingeskibsmuseet) in Roskilde where you get to see where the fierce viking warriors set sail. There’s also the additional benefit of enjoying the external beautiful sceneries of these museums and galleries.
- Ease Of Access and Proximity to Faroe Island.
The kingdom of Denmark is a unitary state that encompasses not only Denmark but two other autonomous countries situated in the North Atlantic ocean. These countries are Greenland and the Faroe Islands. At a point if dated back, Iceland used to be a part of the kingdom. Farøe Islands is thought to mean “sheep islands”, the island is an archipelago of 18 remote islands. It has so many beautiful landscapes and an abundance of exotic animals plus the appealing incentive of the calmness of river banks. To be able to gain access to the Faroe Islands via Denmark, there is an airport on the island of Vagar which flies all every day of the year from Copenhagen or you can simply board a ferry from several ports in Denmark to Torshavn, the capital.
- Cycling and Bike Riding on The Streets of Copenhagen.
There’s something really peculiar about the Danish people, they don’t joke with their bikes, they love them. Who wouldn’t? The bikes are climate-friendly, cheap, fast, convenient, healthy and convenient. Copenhagen for a period of time was referred to as the first official bike city in the world due to The International Cycling Union designating Copenhagen from the year 2008 to 2011. It has also been ranked as the world’s top cycling city for two years in a row.
Their infrastructure and security makes it pretty much easy to cycle through the streets safe and without fear of harm.
The bike culture is not only limited to Copenhagen, it is prevalent in almost all parts of Denmark. A lot of Hotels and Resorts make provision of bicycles for their guests. If you are a tourist, the bike culture is not something you’d willing want to miss out on.
Fun fact: There are more bikes than the amount of people in Copenhagen.
- The People of Denmark and Liberalism.
Denmark are its citizens and their attitudes towards foreigners and tourists. The Danes are one of the most peaceful and open minded people on planet earth, their liberalism, intelligence, compassion and irresistible happy demeanor is a charm that keeps people coming back.
You also get to absorb yourself in the country’s history, culture, language and diversity by making acquaintances and friends. Trust me, a few Danish friends may come in handy.
There are fewer countries in the world that are as liberal as Denmark, very few comes close in terms of its people’s open mindedness. Also, there’s a huge bonus in becoming a permanent citizen of Denmark, you get to benefit from the Free Education and Healthcare.
- Danish Food.
With the exemption of people with different allergies and vegetarians, as a tourist, one of the greatest crimes one could possibly ever commit is not eating or at least sampling the local delicacies. Ask anyone who has ever been to Denmark, the feedback they give is somewhat similar and positive, they all conclude that the local Danish food is nothing short of being superb and delicious.
Starting from Aebleflæsk which is a very popular traditional food consists of salted pork belly which is fried with the combination of apples, sugar, and thyme, it may also be served on Rye bread. There’s also the Krebinetter which are usually made of pork and served with green peas and boiled potatoes. There are various others such as Frikadeller, Rugbrød, Medisterpølse, Smørrebrød etc. Your taste buds are in for a surprise.
- RELATIVELY CHEAP TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS AND COST OF LIVING.
Visiting Denmark is pocket-friendly, it is a bargain and it leaves you with as much satisfaction as travelling to any of the previous tourism countries, if not more. The cost of travelling is also economically decent, the food is less expensive, the hotels are very comfortable, affordable and properly maintained.
As a matter of fact, the hotels are tourism destination themselves, due to their locations, stunning views, and amazing services. Mechanical transportation is also very cheap because most of the transportation done is by cycling.
- The View From Your Airplane.
One of the first inviting beautiful imagery on your way to Denmark is the Landscape and Topography from the comfort of your Airplane. There are fewer countries in the world that possesses as much soothing and incredibly mind pleasing view from the comfort of your airplane as much as Denmark, with the colourful islands, plains, long miles of coastline, vegetation, dense beech forests bordering on sandy or stony coasts, chalky cliffs,seas, the shores and the beach outlines. I can assure you, it is a must see and a feeling to be experienced.
There’s also the advantage of the fantastic weather.
Looking forward to seeing you soon, “Hav en god dag”.