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Denmark : Michelin's recommendations


Denmark, which resembles a cockscomb towering above Germany, is part of the geographical and linguistic entity known as Scandinavia, along with Norway and Sweden. Its land mass of 43,069 km² is mainly composed of the Jutland peninsula and its 406 islands divided between the North Sea and the Baltic. The Danish capital is on the northeast coast of the largest of these islands.
Copenhagen, with 1.7 million of the country’s 5.3 million inhabitants, has developed into one of Europe’s most highly changed cities over the past ten years. The capacity of its airport has doubled, it has acquired a subway system, residential neighbourhoods built in its former docklands, and a magnificent opera on the waterfront. Since the year 2000, Copenhagen has been connected to Malmö, Sweden by the Øresund Bridge, a gigantic16km construction consisting of a suspension bridge, an artificial island and a tunnel. Now the old trading port founded in 1167 has become the hub of one of Europe’s most prosperous regions!
From Copenhagen you can explore the large island of Sjaelland, as well as Elsinore and Hillerød castles which inspired Shakespeare, not to mention Roskilde Cathedral . The road bridge takes you on to Fionia where you can visit Odense, the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, and the little harbours of Kerteminde and Nyborg.
But the best way to experience the beauty of the Danish countryside is on a bicycle, along the dunes and beaches of Jutland!

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Denmark : Must-see towns and regions

  • Copenhagen

    This attractive metropolis of 3 million inhabitants is situated on the northeastern coast of Sjælland island. Popular with visitors for its contrasting architectural styles and its unique, lively yet ...

  • Århus

    Århus, capital of the west of Denmark, is the country's second largest port. Its position on the east coast of Jutland has ensured its economic growth, which is based on electronics, communications, d...

  • Odense

    At first sight, the modern city of Odense may disappoint. However, the carefully restored old quarter is well worth a stroll, and seems almost unchanged since the time that Hans Christian Andersen, au...

  • Ribe

    Situated in a marshy area separated from the sea by tidal flats, Ribe is probably the best preserved medieval town in Denmark. Its small size has enabled it to retain its architectural unity and old-w...

  • Roskilde

    Roskilde, the old capital of Denmark, lies at the head of a long, narrow fjord. The town was founded by the Viking Harald Bluetooth, before becoming the seat of a powerful bishopric, whose most famous...

  • Ålborg

    In the 11C Ålborg was a well-established Viking port with a fishing fleet and regular trade links with Norway. Situated at the narrowest point of Limfjorden, it is now Denmark's fourth largest city an...

  • Fåborg is a lively, picturesque medieval city on the southern coast of Fyn. With its attractive surroundings, superb coastline and a well-preserved history, it is one of the prettiest towns in Denmark...

  • Helsingør, 45km north of Copenhagen (København), is a busy tourist and commercial centre as well as a thriving port. It owes its prosperity to its strategic position beside the strait that separates D...

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