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Denmark Travel Guide

denmarkEvery two years Denmark is declared one of the countries with the most ideal living conditions, but also as a travel destination it does not go back, as it combines a design and user-friendly capital and a province full of medieval churches (the only cathedral in Roskilde with history 1,000 years old), renaissance castles and puppet villages dating back to the 18th century, such as Ribe, Denmark’s oldest and most well-preserved city.
Neolithic remains and ruins of the glorious Viking Age complete the picture of the long and fascinating history of the country. Literally in the sea (between the Baltic and the North Sea), it consists of the Jylland Peninsula and 406 islands (82 of which are inhabited), with the largest being the Fyn and Sjaelland, in which is also located in Copenhagen.

No part of the country is more than an hour away from the sea and most beaches have white sand. Based in Copenhagen, you will be able to explore the island of Zeeland and the renaissance castles of Hillerod and Elsinore, which inspired Shakespeare. Another bridge, on the opposite side, leads to Finn Island – a stop is required in Odense, the hometown of Hans Christian Andersen.

If the capital is famous for its modern architecture and design, the province is a myth: in the Roskilde fjords and the Vikingeskibsmuseet (Viking Museum) the story of the conquerors of the seas unfolds as they are magnificently exposed. In the port of the museum, in fact, two modern ships, which were built based on their technique, are used in the summer for short excursions.

copenhagenFrom Jutland stands out Arhus with the dream Old Town (perhaps the most beautiful open-air museum in the country)   as well as old buildings (workshops, school, bakery, post office) and houses (eg the mayor’s residence), which date from in the 17th to the 19th century, they were restored to the last design detail. If you are tired of the perfectly flat surface of the country, a walk in Silkeborg will be refreshing.
Surrounded by hills and divided in two by the lake of the same name, it is ideal for cycling, walking and canoeing. You will hardly find a flaw in this place, except of course the cost of the trip. Yes, Denmark is not a cheap destination, but it will compensate you even for the last euro you spent! The high season here is the three summer months, although May is appropriate, since the country is green and free from hordes of visitors. In winter, again, the cold is heavy and the nights are long

Facts about Denmark

Language:

Main language of Denmark is Danish.
Government: Denmark’s Government is constitutional monarchy with Queen Margrethe II as head of the state.
GDP per Capita:37.000 $
Religion:The State Church is Lutheran, but there are Catholic churches in the main towns. There is an Anglican church in Copenhagen, and Christian Science and Methodist churches, as well as Quaker and Unitarian meeting houses. Times of services are published in local newspapers. Denmark has a coastline of 7,314 km and Population of 5,468,120 people. The main religion is Evangelical Lutheran.

Climate
Denmark has the mildest climate in Scandinavia, with Comparatively short winters and little snow. Summers can be hot, but the weather is changeable.’ Touring is best between May and October. Winter gales, summer rain, and mist at all seasons are the main inconveniences. Winter temperatures seldom go below 30 degrees and summer averages around 68 degrees. The Gulf Stream keeps the climate equable. The best time to visit Denmark is from the middle of April to November.

Geography

Rock, where it occurs, is limestone. Denmark is mostly gravel and sand, though the island of Bornholm is pure rock. Flat or very gently undulating, Denmark lies more or less at sea-level. A kingdom of islands, it is very much a complex of sea-channels and sandy, winding coastline. It has no large rivers and not many lakes. The Little Belt, between Jutland and the Island of Fyn (Funen) the Great Belt, between Fyn and Zealand (Sealand) and the Oresund (├śresund), between Sweden and Zea land are the entrances to the Baltic.

The country is vigorously farmed, but cultivated land is often broken by grasslands and beech-woods. Wild mushrooms and common northern flowers grow profusely. Rye is the main crop. For the rest, dairy farming and pig-keeping are the dominant forms of agriculture. 

History

Although glorying in the smallness of their country, the modern Danes are descended from powerful ancestors. Danish Vikings colonized southern England, and in the Ilth cent. a Danish king, Ganute, ruled the English. Struggles between King and nobles continued until I33o, and both sides went to Germany for help. As a result, Denmark was overrun by German adventurers, and from 1332 to 1340 was without a ruler.

After the restoration of the Monarchy there were constant wars with Sweden, which in 1523 expelled most Danish invaders, though Denmark retained the southern Swedish provinces until 1658. Meanwhile, . Denmark had acquired Norway at the end of the 14th cent., relinquishing that country to Sweden in 1814 as a result of the Napoleonic Wars.

By now the Danes considered themselves small and safe from tribulation. But Prussia attacked them in 1864 and annexed Schleswig-Holstein, the northern part of which was returned to Denmark by the Treaty of Versailles. Denmark managed to remain neutral in the First World War, but was occupied by Germany in the later one. Destruction, however, was slight, and the Danes rapidly recover.

Characteristics

Denmark is one of the tidiest countries in Europe. Everything is bright and shining. The people are friendly and jolly. The food is wonderful and plentiful and many of the bars never close. Good hotels, night clubs, restaurants, shops and a palace at which the guard is changed at high noon when the Queen is in residence. Yachting and fishing are superb. Fishing in Danish lakes, streams and along the sea coast is excellent for both sportsmen and for the great fisheries that are one of the principal industries. Graceful swans are found in the parks and sea gulls are as common as pigeons in Copenhagen. Ducks waddle around among the people in Danish parks.

Denmark is principally agricultural but is also a land of beautiful flowers. The parks of Copenhagen are among the most beautifully landscaped in the world. Lilacs and roses are everywhere. The beech is the national tree of Denmark. There are impressive pine forests and lovely meadows and farmlands.
Approachable, friendly, and full of humour, the Danes take kindly to visitors. They are hard-working, yet know how to enjoy themselves. They produce fine craftsmen, exceptional designers, brilliant architects, and magnificent pastry cooks. They are basically country folk, but are drifting to the towns, although more slowly than elsewhere.

Road network

Danish roads form a tight network and are well maintained. They are of three types: the `Europe’ highways, national main roads, and local roads. The first two are always macadamized, and most of the third kind are as well. Some obscure country roads are gravelled. There are a few miles of motorway and dual carriageways on parts of the highways with the heaviest traffic. Bridges are numerous; the longest ones, over the Little Belt , the Great Stream and Oresund bridge are important engineering achievements