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Dream Destinations – Denmark

Intrigued by all Scandinavian countries, Denmark is certainly near the top of European countries I would love to explore further. Separated by the Baltic Sea, Denmark is geographically located in close proximity to both Sweden and Norway offering a perfect destination to travelers wishing to visit the whole peninsula.

There is so much history in this part of the world, much of which is related to the Viking Age in the early centuries. The architecture and infrastructure throughout Denmark is particularly appealing so it’s no surprise that many of the following top 5 locations are related to this very theme.

Tivoli Gardens

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Tivoli Gardens located in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital, offers visitors a myriad of attractions including theme park rides, relaxing botanical gardens and fine restaurant options. This is the second oldest amusement park in the world so clearly has much history packed into this area.

Aarhus

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Can you imagine grabbing a bicycle and just riding around a beautiful, historic city taking in all the wonderful sights and maybe stopping at a local cafe for a latte? This is exactly the sort of thing you can do in the second largest city of Denmark, Aarhus. Also a seaport on the eastern coast of Denmark, Aarhus offers visitors plenty of options for exploring true Danish culture and heritage.

Rosenborg Castle

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Rosenborg Castle is a gorgeous castle dating back to the start of the 17th Century. A royal residence in its early days, this castle is now available for daily guided tours around the grounds.

The Little Mermaid

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At Langelinje Pier, Copenhagen you will find one of Denmark’s most famous tourist attractions – the sculpture of The Little Mermaid. Designed under the influence of the famous fairy tale, this sculpture has recently celebrated it’s 100th anniversary and continues to attract visitors from around the world.

Strøget

Strøget

Strøget is one of Europe’s longest pedestrian streets with a wealth of shops, from budget-friendly chains to some of the world’s most lucrative designer brands. Located in the heart of Copenhagen this is certainly somewhere you can spend some time and probably see your cash dwindle away in these attractive Danish stores.

***This post is part of the 2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge (#DreamDestinations #AtoZChallenge)***

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Heather

Sunday 6th of April 2014

Denmark is a dream destination for me as well. It looks like such a beautiful and quirky place! We're actually moving to northeastern Europe in a few months so chances are good that I'll actually get to cross this one off my list!

Kathryn Burrington

Saturday 5th of April 2014

Looks like a great place and I've always had a soft spot for the little mermaid so would love to see her for myself one day and the Rosenborg Castlewhich looks enchanting too. I took a bicycle tour in Lille once and would highly recommend it as a great way to explore any historic city.

Chris

Saturday 5th of April 2014

I am really eager to start renting bicycles when we travel to these types of cities. Of course not every city is suited to bike riding but when you capture one like Copenhagen I say go for it!

Jen

Friday 4th of April 2014

This is definitely a dream of mine too. I'd love to go in the middle of summer when it almost doesn't get dark.

Contented Traveller

Friday 4th of April 2014

Lovely post and our angles were so different. :)

Chris

Friday 4th of April 2014

Cheers guys, we appreciate it and I think that's the beauty of this challenge even if there are duplicated titles because we all have very different angles and opinions on places. But the beauty of this is to our readers it gives plenty more options, plus we all learn a little more about a location.

Jempi

Friday 4th of April 2014

Very interesting choice you've made here. I've never been in Denmark before altough it is not very far from Belgium. Your post is very informative and direct. It describes Denmark in a way that makes me want to go and enjoy the atmosphere over there. Great post Chris! Greetings, Jempi.

Chris

Friday 4th of April 2014

Cheers Jempi! The point you make about living so close to Denmark and never actually visiting there is so very typical of folks in Europe as I can certainly attest to this from my experience. Living in England for the first 22 years of my life, apart from a sole trip to Spain I never ventured into mainland Europe but all of a sudden when I moved to the States in 2008 I had the urge to begin exploring. There are so many cool places right on our doorstep that we literally don't realize until we move away from them. I am sure you wouldn't be disappointed if and when you are able to venture into Danish territory.