- Basic information about Denmark
- Country’s name: Kingdom of Denmark
- Capital city: Copenhagen
- Geography: Southern near Germany, the rest sides near the North Sea and the Baltic Sea
- Religion: the main religion is Lutheran (92%)
- Language: Danish (belonging to German language group)
- National day: April 16th – birthday of Queen Margrethe II
- Currency: Danish Krone
- Culture of behaviors of the Danish
- Legal compliance: Danish people absolutely comply traffic rules.
- Like cycling: bikes become the main transport in many Danish family because they love riding bikes.
- Love licorice: the Danish is interested in the sweetness of licorice, therefore, it is an ingredient in any dish of them. Moreover, there is a licorice festival held annual.
- No need to talk too formally: words like “thank you” or “please” are rarely used in this country. However, they are not rude, it is simple that they do not want to be too formal.
- Beer is their friend: beer is an important part in the culture of Denmark. People from the age of 14 are allowed to drink beer in streets.
- Danish flag: it is the sacred symbol of Denmark, so you will surprise when seeing the flag appear in streets, houses, even birthday cakes.
- Respect of equality and privacy: Danish people treat equally, trust and respect others. They respect privacy and children can go out alone without worrying about accidents or kidnapping.
- Transportation in Denmark
Rush hour cycle traffic in Copenhagen.
- Public transport: buses and subways are the best vehicles for you to visits destinations of Denmark.
- Bicycle: as mentioned, the Danish love cycling, so you can hire or borrow one to start your trip.
- Ferry: it is quite safe and you can have time to look around.
- Stay in Denmark
Here are some believable and convenient hotels for you to stay:
- Generator CopenhagenHostel (Copenhagen): it is located in the central capital. The price is about 110 dollars/ room/night.
- Color Hotel Skagen (Skagen): you can easily travel some famous place such as Skagen By-ogEgndmuseum, Port of Skagen, andGammelSkagen. The price is about 279 dollars/room/night.
- Ringkobing hotel (in the suburb of Denmark): the price is about 161 dollars/room/night.
- Some famous destinations in Denmark
- Egeskov castle
Egeskov located onFunenisland is one of the castles with unique architecture from the Renaissance in Europe. The whole castle was built by oak, so it also has another name “the oak forest”.
Egeskov is surrounded by gardens of British style. It becomes a wonderful destination of Denmark, attracts thousands of people yearly.
LegolandBillund is on top of interesting amusement parks in Denmark. You can not only join games roller coaster or watching 4D films but also see tiny lego houses like Duplo Land, Legoredo Town, Adventure Land, and Lego City.
Kronborg, which was built in the 16th century, is located between the borders of Denmark and Sweden. At first, the castle was used as a defensive fortress. Then, it became a house of the Danish royal family.
- Oresund Bridge
As the longest railway bridge in Europe, the Oresund connects Denmark and Sweden and becomes the symbol of the two countries. The Bridge was inaugurated in 2000. Nowadays, it is a unique place that surely you do not want to miss.
- Mermaid statue
The Little Mermaid was built in the port of Copenhagen. It reminds people of the Mermaid fairytale of the greatest writer ever of Denmark – Christian Andersen. And he was the one who asked EdvardEriksen – the famous sculptor of Denmark at that time – to make this statue. The statue was made of bronze. As time passing with many events, it still remains the original value. It is the symbol of both Copenhagen and Denmark.
Every year, the Danish hold a birthday party for the Mermaid which attracts a lot of people to take part in.
- Old Town, Aarhus
It is an old town of Denmark with many unique museums: watch museums, textile museums, and toy museums. The most glamorous one is Aarhus with small traditional houses and souvenir shops. Furthermore, the Old Town has 75 beautiful little houses, opening 24/24 for visitors to come.
- Tivoli garden
Located in the central city, the Tivoli is considered as relaxed heaven for families on weekends. Officially opened in 1842, the garden still retains its sceneries and also becomes the oldest garden in the world so far.
- Amalienborg Palace
Amalienborg Palace was built in the 17th century with the Rococo architecture. In the center, there is the statue of King Frederick V. It is the residence of the Danish royal family for generations.
- Hammershus fortress
Hammershus is a fortress from the Middle Ages. Built in the 13th century, the fort is located in the beautiful Bornholm Island. It used to be the house of King Valdemar II and the local Archbishop. From the Hammershus, you can enjoy the nice view of the island.
- Frigate Jylland
This is the name of the biggest wooden ship in the world which was built in the 19th century. Belonging to the Ebeltorf harbor of eastern Denmark, it has been fixed several times for the tourism purpose of the harbor.
- Danish food
- Flodebolle cake
It is a well-known cake of Denmark. Its sole is cookie while the surface is soft meringue covered by chocolate. You can feel “royal taste” from the first piece.
This is a special dish of Andersen’s hometown – Odense. It also is the traditional dish of the Danish. Besides a layer of butter, the bread is also coated with a layer of red sauce shrimp, liver pate, meat ham, smoked herring fragrant, crispy pork, and a little caviar.
It is the main dish in meals of the Danes. Frikadeller meatballis made from kinds of ground meats including veal, pork, and beef combine with chopped onion, eggs, milk, flour, salt, and pepper. The dish is often served with boiled potatoes and gravy.
- Polse sausage
Polse sausages often appear in the Danish’s meals. The sausages are made of minced pork with peppers, nutmeg or mustard. It is called “red sausage” because the outermost layer is dyed bright red. Polse sausage is usually served with mustard, ketchup, onion rings, and pickled cucumber.
- Wienerbrod cake
This cake is famous not only in Denmark but also the whole world. It is made from flour, yeast, milk, eggs, butter. Inside, it has jam, almond, custard, and a layer of chocolate combines with sugar and cream.
- Shopping in Denmark
In the capital, there are two main streets called “shopping paradise” – Stroget and Kobmagergade. Both high-end and cheap goods are available. Walking street Stroget is the place of many luxury brands such as Prada, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and H&M while in Kobmagergade, you can find other affordable products.