Things not to miss

updated 7/22/2019
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One of the best music festivals in Europe, with over 100,000 music fans gathering for a long, drunken weekend of peace, love and lots of rock and roll.

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#02 Hans Christian Andersen museums , Odense

The museums dedicated to Denmark’s most famous writer offer some intriguing insight into the father of the modern fairy tale.

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#03 Koldinghus, Jutland

This dramatic former royal castle is one of Jutland’s must-sees, sensitively restored to retain its raw, weather-beaten look.

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#04 Christiania , Copenhagen

Although currently under threat of being “normalized”, this self-governing hippie city, with its array of excellent restaurants and nightlife venues, also excels in quirky public art.

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#05 Smørrebrød

The traditional open sandwich of dark rye bread topped with anything from smoked salmon or shellfish to herring or salami is delectable and delicious.

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#06 Jutland beaches

The persistent westerly winds that thrash the western coast make for some wonderfully wild beaches and stunning vistas.

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#07 Vikingeskibsmuseet , Roskilde

Denmark’s most famous museum showcases five of the world’s most magnificent Viking vessels, dredged up from the fjord bottom where they lay for nearly a thousand years.

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#08 Copenhagen restaurants

With more than a dozen Michelin-starred restaurants, Copenhagen is one of Europe's best places for fine dining.

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#09 ARoS , Århus

This remarkable museum is one of the best places to view Danish art from the eighteenth century onwards.

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#10 Tivoli , Copenhagen

No trip to the capital is complete without a day at the world’s oldest amusement park, slap bang in the centre of the city and offering daredevil rides, top-notch entertainment and beautiful landscaped gardens.

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