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  • 1 Hans Christian Andersen's museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Bangs Boder 29 DK - 5000 Odense

    This bright, modern and enjoyable museum provides an insight into the life of this famous Danish writer. An introduction to the man himself is followed by a collection of his famous papercuts. Other highlights include a huge library containing works ..

  • 2 Møntergården Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Møntestrædet 1 DK - 5000 Odense

    Møntergården is made up of a superb ensemble of old houses. The porch of the Østerbyesgårda, a fine half-timbered residence dating from 1631, provides access to a roughly paved courtyard lined by 16C-17C aristocratic residences. One of these houses i..

  • 3 Skagen Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Brondumsvej 4 DK - 9990 Skagen

    The museum founded by Michael Ancher and his friends opened in 1928, and contains 1 500 paintings, drawings and sculptures by Skagen School artists. The painters, fascinated by the ever-changing light of the windswept landscape, came to work in Skage..

  • 4 Voergård Castle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Voergåd 6 DK - 9330 Voergård

    This elegant, red-brick Renaissance monument surrounded by a moat and standing in wooded grounds in an isolated spot was built at the end of the 16C. It was restored in the 20C by its last owner, Count Oberbech-Clausen, who also had his late wife's l..

  • 5 Egeskov Castle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Egeskov Gade 18 DK - 5772 Kværndrup

    Built in 1554 on an island in the middle of a lake alongside a forest, this Renaissance castle originally played a defensive role. Still occupied by the descendants of its builder, only parts are open to the public. Admire the Great Hall, restored in..

  • 6 Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Domkirkepladsen 3 DK - 6100 Haderslev

    This red-brick cathedral is one of the country's most interesting Gothic monuments. The inside has been completely whitewashed and reflects the light that pours in through the high windows onto the chancel (15C). The transept and nave with remarkably..

  • 7 Old town Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    DK - 5600 Fåborg

    A modern, bronze fountain by Kai Nielsen stands on the main square and a belfry (15C) towers over the area. Half-timbered houses painted in vibrant colours line the cobbled streets, and modest artisans' houses stand next to elegant merchants' residen..

  • 8 Mons Klint (cliffs) Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Klintevej DK - 4780 Stege

    These white chalk cliffs covered with a thick coat of dark trees extend over several kilometres and dominate the sea from a height of 128m at their highest point. They formed when glacial deposits were eroded by the sea. Several footpaths lead throug..

  • 9 Museum of Fine Art Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Gudenåvej 7-9 DK - 8600 Silkeborg

    This prestigious modern art museum enjoys a location on the left bank of the Gudenå. It was founded by Asger Jorn (1914-1973) - a major post-war painter and founder of the famous Cobra group - to house his own collection of around 400 of his painting..

  • 10 Lindholm Høje Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Algade 48 DK - 9100 Ålborg

    A cemetery (700 tombs) and a colony dating from the end of the Iron Age and early Viking period were to be found on this hill. Triangles of stones marked off the oldest tombs, while circles, ovals and boat shapes indicated the most recent. Bodies wer..

  • 11 Arken - Contemporary Art Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Skovvej 100 DK - 2635 Ishøj

    This art museum, shaped like a ship emerging from dunes, is mainly dedicated to painting. Its nautical architecture, designed by Søren Robert Lund, plays an important role in the visitor experience. The central aisle, the "axis of art", is ..

  • 12 ARoS Fine Art Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Aros Allé 2 DK - 8000 Århus

    This museum has been housed in a superb building in the heart of the town since 2004. Several levels of mezzanines are distributed around a vast hall lit by a glass roof and reached by a stairway winding around a lift shaft. The collection includes t..

  • 13 Amalienborg Palace Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    DK - 1257 København

    The square, the palace and the marble church, a little further on, were designed in 1749 by Frederick V to create the heart of a new neighbourhood, which he planned to call Frederiksstaden. In 1768, the equestrian statue of Frederick V, by the French..

  • 14 Tivoli Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Vesterbrogade 3 DK - 1630 København

    No clever fountains here, but hundreds of Venetian lights that make this eight-hectare park so magical. There are 400,000 flowers and 110,000 lightbulbs here and the park is a few steps away from the Town Hall. Since it was opened in 1843, this has b..

  • 15 Amalienborg Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Christian VIII’s Palæ - Amalienborg DK - 1257 København

    Designed by Nicolai Eigtved on the request of Frederik V, this palace is made up of the four buildings that occupy the octagonal square and adjacent streets. It is an example of Classical urbanism that is delcately freed from its constraints by discr..

  • 16 The Little Mermaid Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    DK - 2100 København

    On the seafront, the Little Mermaid, the symbol of the city of Copenhagen, sits on a rock on the water's edge looking forlornly towards the entrance to the huge port. This bronze statue by Edvard Eriksen was a gift from Carl Jocobsen, the son of the ..

  • 17 Legoland Park Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Nordmarksvej 6-9 DK - 7190 Billund

    This popular theme park celebrates the success of the Danish company Lego. Several million Lego pieces have been assembled here to create Miniland - miniature copies of famous European monuments and districts. A small train and Lego vehicles for chil..

  • 18 Botanical Gardens Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Øster Farimagsgade 2B DK - 1353 København

    This superb garden (entrance on the corner of Øster Voldgade and Gothersgade) was created on land made available when the fortifications were demolished. Dotted with large greenhouses housing palms, cacti and orchids, shaded by venerable old trees an..

  • 19 Holmens Kirke Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Holmens Kanal 9 DK - 1620 København

    Once on the Castle Islet (Slotsholmen), you have to cross the canal spanned by the Holmens Bro (island bridge) to reach this Renaissance church with its magnificent retable and fine pulpit. This is where Queen Margrethe II married Henrik, Prince Cons..

  • 20 Christiania Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Prinsessegade DK - 1620 København

    The neighbourhood of Christiania, a self-governed and ecologically-minded haven of alternative living, is the second most visited tourist attraction in Copenhagen. The residents themselves describe this creative district as a sort of hippy museum. Th..

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