#01 Roskilde Festival

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.

#01 Roskilde Festival

#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.

Things not to miss: Childhood home of Hans Christian Andersen in Odense, Denmark.Childhood home of Hans Christian Andersen © RPBaiao/Shutterstock

#03 Koldinghus, Jutland

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

Things not to miss in Denmark:Castle Koldinghus, Denmark.© SlavaFlash/Shutterstock

#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.

Things not to miss in Denmark: Christiania.The area occupied by hippies in Copenhagen, Denmark.© maisicon/Shutterstock

#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.

#05 Smørrebrød

#06 Jutland beaches

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

#06 Jutland beaches

#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.

Things not to miss: Wooden texture of a Viking ship in the Viking Ship Museum of Roskilde, Denmark.© RPBaiao/Shutterstock 

#08 Copenhagen restaurants

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

Things not to miss: Lunch in Denmark.© jenlo8/Shutterstock

#09 ARoS, Århus

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

Things to do: Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark.© Tom Roche/Shutterstock

#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.

 

Things to do: Tivoli lake in Copenhagen, Denmark.© Anastasia Pelikh/Shutterstock

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