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  • 1 Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Dantes Plads 7 DK - 1556 København

    The large art collection, established by the brewer Carl Jacobsen in 1882, is at the origin of this museum. It boasts the biggest collection of antiquities in Northern Europe (the Etruscan section is particularly impressive), and a collection of Fren..

  • 2 National Fine Arts Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Sølvgade 48-50 DK - 1307 København

    The original building boasts a collection of Danish and international art up to 1900 in two sections: European art from 1300 to 1800, in particular Flemish and Dutch painters from the 15C-18C; and Danish and European art from 1800 to 1900. A gallery,..

  • 3 National Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Ny Vestergade 10 DK - 1471 København

    Housed in the Prince's Palace (1774) that the Marble Bridge links to Christiansborg, the Museum was extended in the 1980s by vast halls that regularly hold temporary exhibitions. The permanent collection presents the history of Denmark through its su..

  • 4 Port Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Nyhavn DK - 1051 København

    This picturesque port was built in the late 17C to allow ships up to the Royal Square. The rapid development of trade here led to the construction of warehouses and narrow housing for the merchants. This once infamous quarter is today an ideal place ..

  • 5 Elsinore Castle Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kronborg 2C DK - 3000 Helsingør

    King Erik of Pomerania decided to take advantage of Helsingør's strategic position at the entrance to the narrow strip of water linking the North Sea and the Baltic. And so, in 1427 he introduced Sound Dues, a duty imposed on all passing ships, and b..

  • 6 Old Town Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Viborgvej 2 DK - 8000 Århus

    Den Gamle By is in parkland along Viborgvej in the western part of Århus. It is one of the most picturesque and beautiful open-air museums in Denmark. Old houses and buildings from towns across the country, dating from the 17C to the 19C, have been c..

  • 7 Andersen Quarter Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Hans Jensens Staede DK - 5000 Odense

    This is the most attractive part of Odense, with cobbled streets and tiny half-timbered houses dating from the late 18C and early 19C. The homes have been carefully restored and look quite enchanting with their fresh paint, small square windows and h..

  • 8 Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Domkirkestræde 10 DK - 4000 Roskilde

    Since Margrethe I, 38 Danish monarchs have been buried in the cathedral, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cathedral was built between 1170 and the 14C, and is both Romanesque and Early Gothic in style. The whitewashed vaulting inside in..

  • 9 Viking Ship Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Vindeboder 12 DK - 4000 Roskilde

    This museum on the banks of the fjord displays five Viking ships that were deliberately sunk around the year 1000 to prevent attacks by pirates. The ships, which were used for either war or trade, make for an interesting visit. It includes a shipyard..

  • 10 Louisiana Modern Art Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Gammel Strandvej 13 DK - 3050 Humlebæk

    Founded in 1958 by Knud W. Jensen, this modern art museum uses the site's natural beauty to enhance its collections, which include works by Calder, Arp, Ernst, Dubuffet, Moore, César and Giacometti. Sculptures dotted around the beautiful grounds appe..

  • 11 Rosenborg Catle Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Øster Voldgade 4A DK - 1350 København

    In 1606, Christian IV bought a vast expanse of land outside the city walls that he turned into a garden, nowadays the Royal Garden, in which he built a "folly" that over the years was transformed into a castle. The most advanced techniques ..

  • 12 Frederiksbord Castle Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Frederiksborg Slot DK - 3400 Hillerød

    A fine example of Dutch Renaissance architecture, this grand red-brick castle embellished with stoneware decors and elegant gables was built between 1599 and 1622 by Christian IV. It was a royal residence for 100 years. An impressive barbican stands ..

  • 13 Ærø Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    DK - Ærøskøbing

    This island, the second largest in the South Funen Archipelago, is just 30km long and 9km wide. Ærøskøbing, one of the island's three "towns", is a little gem of a place. The majority of the buildings date back to the 17C and the old pharma..

  • 14 Thorvaldsens Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2 DK - 1213 København

    Denmark's most famous sculptor, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844), spent a great part of his life in Rome and was welcomed home as a hero when he returned to his native country. Built in a deliberately neo-Classical style in homage to the artist, this m..

  • 15 Ordrupgård Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Vilvordevej 110 DK - 2920 Charlottenlund

    Around ten kilometres from the centre, this large house protected by screens of beech trees was once the property of the Councillor of State Vilhem Hansen. He was a great art collector and fan of French and Danish art from the 19C and 20C. His house ..

  • 16 Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Torvet DK - 6760 Ribe

    The cathedral was built in the second half of the 12C. It stands on the main square, 1.5m below the present ground level. From the top of its square tower there is a remarkable view of the town and the surrounding tidal flats. The south portal is a r..

  • 17 North Jutland Art Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Kong Christians Alle 50 DK - 9000 Ålborg

    The North Jutland Art Museum is undoubtedly one of the best art museums in Denmark. The modern building (1972) backs onto woodland and was so designed as to allow natural light to flood the works from above. It houses collections of Danish and foreig..

  • 18 Moesgård Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Moesgård Alle 20 DK - 8270 Højbjerg

    The museum of Danish prehistory, housed in an 18C manor, illustrates the period from the Stone Age to Viking times. You can see the Graubelle Man found in a peat bog near the village of Graubelle, and probably the victim of a human sacrifice to a pag..

  • 19 Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Store Torv DK - 8000 Århus

    Originally dating from the 13C, the cathedral was completely remodelled in the 15C in the Gothic style. There are also more recent features, such as the spire, which is early-20C.The 93m-long nave is the longest in Denmark. The overall impression is ..

  • 20 Brandts Cultural Centre Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Brandts Torv 1 DK - 5000 Odense

    This centre is without doubt one of the most extraordinary and trendy places to visit in Odense. This former industrial site, once occupied by a textile mill, is now home to exhibitions of contemporary sculpture, bookshops, cinemas, cafés, designer b..

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