A land of royal palaces, vikings, fairytales and bicycles, Denmark has an abundance of cultural hotspots including fantastic museums, cafés and restaurants, stylish bars and a thriving nightlife, particularly in its majestic capital, Copenhagen. Its varied landscapes include stretches of beautiful coastline and gently rolling hills. The incredibly safe, laidback atmosphere and many attractions for children, make holidays in Denmark ideal for the whole family.
The summer is a great time to explore Denmark's beaches, such as Amager Strandpark, which is close to the cosmopolitan city of Copenhagen. Offering a lazy day at the beach that seems a world away from the bustle of the city, the park is a perfect excursion on holidays in Denmark. Built in the 17th century, Copenhagen's Rosenborg Castle was once the home of King Christian IV. Now the castle is a monument and museum dedicated to the Danish Royal Family, its renaissance architecture, stunning gardens and fascinating history makes it one of many must-sees in the capital. Copenhagen is renowned for its cycling culture, and with 390 kilometres of safe, designated bike lanes, cycling is the perfect way to get around the city on holidays in Denmark. The time zone is GMT+2.
The Copenhagen harbour is one of the most famous Danish landmarks. It is a relaxing spot to wander around and enjoy some local delicacies in one of the many waterside restaurants. You can take a canal tour of Copenhagen to see the capital from a different perspective, or alternatively climb the magnificant tower of Europe's oldest functioning observatory, the Rundertarn. You can learn about Danish vikings at the National Museum, see world class art at the National Gallery, or visit the polar bears at Copenhagen Zoo. Of course, no holiday in Denmark would be complete without meeting the Little Mermaid at Langelinje Pier, a bronze sculpture that recently turned 100.