When we say Denmark, Copenhagen pops up in our minds immediately. The little charming city is so lovely that just visiting it isn’t enough, but that’s not all Denmark has to offer. It has many unique places and quaint towns that are just perfect for an amazing weekend getaway. However, a weekend in Copenhagen is just as good.
My trip to Denmark
Honestly, I fell in love with the charming country, with its beautiful architecture, the historically rich little picturesque towns, and of course the trendy Copenhagen. In fact, 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 that 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 impressive history and take a 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 King, 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, thisis full of vintage and hip shops. You can find generations’ old business here along with some modern chain of a popular brand. No matter what your budget is, 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 a lot of area 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 absolutely 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 made 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 per year. This lighthouse was operational until 1968, but now it 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! The admission is free, and it is open day and night. Make sure to climb all the way to the top of it, thanks to the stairs that have been 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 over to The Little Belt on the island of Funen, you can experience some real thrills of taking a walk on this high bridge. The view from is absolutely breath-taking, and the tiny amount of panic you feel when the bridge rumbles because a train just went over it is just a memorable experience. You won’t be alone as a professional guide will tell you about the history, architecture and about the area surrounding it as you cross this 60 meters high bridge.
Visit the Town from the Middle-Ages
If you wish to visit a sleepy, timeless place, visit Kerteminde, located on the Funen Islands. The quaint houses made of timber wood and the cobbled streets will send you back in time. In fact, the town’s center hasn’t changed much since the Middle Ages, so if you want to see a picturesque Viking town, then 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, then this is the place to visit. With over 250 species, which includes sharks as well, this is a fascinating place to visit. 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 get to learn how to better care for the underwater specimens. The open aquariums offer a great chance to say hi to all the colorful fishes. If you happen to know about scuba diving, then you can go for a test-dive in the Oceanarium and take a selfie with real-life sharks.
Marvel at the Giants
The huge sculptures located on the west coast of Denmark 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 gets 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 from around the world 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 would be singing Christmas tunes. Really something truly unique to experience. How many people do you know who’ve heard a tree sing a famous song for them?