When we say Denmark, Copenhagen pops up in our minds immediately. The charming little city is so lovely that just visiting it isn’t enough, but that’s not all Denmark offers. It has many unique places and quaint towns perfect for an amazing weekend getaway. However, a weekend in Copenhagen is just as good.
My trip to Denmark
I fell in love with the charming country, its beautiful architecture, the historically rich little picturesque towns, and, of course, the trendy Copenhagen. That was where I initially visited, but after exploring more of Denmark, I wanted to see more. There is a lot to do in Copenhagen alone, and after a while, I was again looking for, to start exploring again.
Marvel at the Crown Jewels in Rosenborg Castle
Visit one of the most impressive castles in Copenhagen to learn about the remarkable history and peek at the beautiful crown jewels. The architecture alone will impress you, and the overall gothic vibe will leave you in a good mood. One of the most important Scandinavian kings, Christian IV. this spectacular castle was built in the early 17th century, so there is a lot of rich history behind it.
Ride the Rollercoaster in Tivoli Gardens
One of the most popular rides, this 100-year-old vintage ride will get you some great views at high speed. Just the nostalgia of riding something so old is something you have to experience yourself. Tivoli Gardens is a great place to visit with its 19th-century romantic vibe and stunning views hidden in every corner. Get your carnival spirit ready for one of the most popular amusement parks in the world.
Shop at the Trendy Strøget
Located in the heart of Copenhagen, this shopping street is full of vintage and hip shops. You can find generations of businesses here and some modern chains of popular brands. No matter your budget, you’ll find something cool in any one of the luxury as well as the pocket-friendly shops located here. The name Strøget, which translated to “the Straight,” was established in the 1800s as it covers many areas in a straight line—one of the best places to get some hip outfits and authentic Scandinavian knick-knacks.
Look Through the Rainbow
Located in the charming town of Aarhus’ Art Museums’ rooftop, this uninterrupted 360-degree of Aarhus from the rainbow is stunning. On a bright day, the best experience is a genius example of artwork by the Danish/Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. The panoramic view is also accessible for those who can’t walk, so everyone can enjoy it equally.
Hike to Rubjerg Knude
Essentially a buried lighthouse, it is quite popular in Demark and is visited by many annually. This lighthouse was operational until 1968 but has been abandoned and slowly devoured by the sad. Hike up the dunes to see the dramatic scenery and steal a peek at this old lighthouse before it disappears completely! Admission is free, and it is open day and night. Make sure to climb to the top, thanks to the stairs installed since 2016, and take in the spectacular view. It has been estimated that within the next 10-15 years, this lighthouse will be taken by the sea due to erosion.
Experience the Adrenaline Rush of Bridge-Walking
If you head to The Little Belt on the island of Funen, you can experience some real thrills of walking on this high bridge. The view is breathtaking, and the tiny amount of panic you feel when the bridge rumbles because a train just went over it is a memorable experience. You won’t be alone as a professional guide will tell you about the history, architecture, and surrounding area as you cross this 60-meter-high bridge.
Visit the Town from the Middle Ages
If you wish to visit a sleepy, timeless place, visit Kerteminde on the Funen Islands. The quaint houses made of timber wood and the cobbled streets will send you back in time. The town’s center hasn’t changed much since the Middle Ages, so if you want to see a picturesque Viking town, this is the place for you. There are some rather enticing cafes and restaurants here that you can dine in a while, taking in the nostalgic vibe of this ancient town.
Say Hi to the Sharks in Aarhus
If you’re fascinated by sea life, this is the place to visit. With over 250 species, including sharks, this is a fascinating place to stay. Whether you wish to enjoy the sea life from the dry land or wear a diving suit and jump right in, you can experience both here. Here, you can paddle in a kayak on the deepest polar ocean and learn how to better care for underwater specimens. The open aquariums offer a great chance to say hi to all the colorful fishes. If you know about scuba diving, you can take a test dive in the Oceanarium and take a selfie with real-life sharks.
Marvel at the Giants
The huge sculptures on Denmark’s west coast can be viewed in all their glory when you arrive in Esbjerg from the sea. This monumental sculpture, called “Man Meets the Sea,” designed by Svend Wiig Hansen, was built as a tribute to Esbjerg’s 100th anniversary as an independent municipality. There is a fascinating concept behind it, which, in summary, is that innocent humanity residing in harmony with nature gets dirt on it and tainted over time.
Listen to the Singing Trees
Do you happen to be a fan of iconic music? Then, visit the Kildeparken in Aalborg, where several artists worldwide have planted a tree, and these trees play the most iconic song from that artist. Cliff Richard started this trend in 1987 after he had a cool concert there. It has become a popular place where you can hear the timeless medleys. And if you wish to get in the Christmas Spirit, visit here during those holidays, as most trees will be singing Christmas tunes. It’s something truly unique to experience. How many people do you know who’ve heard a tree sing a famous song for them?