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The 10 most beautiful places to see in Denmark

if you dare to take a tour of the country, you will enjoy virgin landscapes, wild landscapes and places with a lot of magic.

In this post I tell you the 10 most beautiful places to see in Denmark and I also add a link so you can access more articles to complete the travel guide.

1. Copenhagen

Copenhagen is an essential stop on your trip to Denmark. The city is beautiful with its cobbled streets, colorful houses, castles and palaces. In addition, it offers many things to do. From cultural visits to bike rides along the Nyhavn Canal, or having fun like a child in Tivoli Gardens.

where I’ll add free guided tours and some tips to save money in the city.

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You can visit the city of Copenhagen in two days, although they will do it in a hurry. If you have time and can give it more days, the ideal is 4, to be able to see all the essential places and enjoy the atmosphere of the city to the fullest.

2. Odense

Odense in the hometown of Hans Christian Andersen and is located on the island of Funen, almost two hours from Copenhagen. In our case, we rented a car in Copenhagen and headed to Odense very early. You will find a beautiful historic center with low houses, attached to each other and in multiple colors.

In Odense is the museum of the author, Hans Christian Andersen, the author of some of the most popular children’s stories worldwide such as the Little Mermaid or the Ugly Duckling.

Some of the most emblematic places in the city that you cannot miss are the Gothic-style St. Knud’s Cathedral. HC Andersens Haven Park and Funen Village open-air museum.

3. Egeskov Castle

The Castle or the Palace of Egeskov is located on the island of Funen. When completed in 1554 the building was a defensive fortress with a single entrance, drawbridge and two buildings connected by a double wall.

Today, it is surrounded by a lake and a park with several garden areas and various sculptures.

4. Bishop Klint

The cliffs of Mons Klint are a beautiful landscape that you cannot miss on your tour of the country. It is one of its natural wonders.

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These limestone cliffs are 100 meters high, stretching along the coast for about 6 km, on the island of Møn, south of Copenhagen.

If you get here, don’t just stay at the viewpoint, take the opportunity to get to the beach or enjoy trekking along the nearby trails. There are trails that go into the forest and others that go along the coast.

5.Roskilde

In Roskilde is possibly the most beautiful Cathedral in Denmark. Gothic style and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In this temple, the main monarchs of the Danish Royal House rest.

Among the vessels in the collection is the largest Viking ship in the world with 37 meters in length.

6. Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse

The  Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse , is one of the most famous abandoned places in the world , situated in a stunning setting.

This lighthouse is 120 years old, and is surrounded by sand beaches and cliffs. The Lighthouse is no longer in operation since 1968, because sometimes it was buried by the sand dunes and the boats could not see the light.

In 2019 a very complicated work was carried out to save its structure. It was moved 70 meters inland on rails because it was calculated that in 2023 the lighthouse would collapse when engulfed by the water.

  1. Kronborg Castle

This castle is Renaissance in style from the end of the 15th century and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It had the function of monitoring and collecting a tax for the passage through the Oresund Strait. Its fame is due to the fact that it was the setting for Hamlet, William Shakespeare’s masterpiece.

8. Legoland

Legoland is the most famous amusement park in Denmark and you will find it in the small town of Billund.

This outdoor park was built in 1968 by LEGO founder Ole Kirk Christiansen, who was born in Billund.

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It is a spectacular place to see the huge LEGO constructions and enjoy a fun and relaxed atmosphere. If you are traveling with or without children, you cannot leave Legoland out of your tour of Denmark.

9. Frederiksborg Castle

Frederiksborg Castle was built between 1560 and 1630. It was the summer residence of the Danish royal family until the middle of the 19th century.

Today, you can visit the interior where the National Museum of History, the royal rooms, a small church, the great hall and the inner courtyard are located. Without forgetting the baroque-style gardens that surround the Castle.

The Castle is located about half an hour by car from Copenhagen. If you are going to rent a car, take the opportunity to get closer to Lake Arresø and some of the cliffs that overlook the Roskilde Fjord, the landscapes are spectacular.

10. Aarhus

Aarhus is the second largest city in the country. It was built in the 8th century by the Vikings at the mouth of the river.

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