DENMARK: CLASSIC | MODERN | ELEGANT
A small Scandinavian country in northern Europe, the word ‘Denmark’ dates back to the age of Vikings. Steeped in rich history and traditional royal celebrations, the country is well-known for its dramatic castles. The capital city of Copenhagen itself is a blend of modern architecture and historical buildings. Walking through the city’s cobblestone streets is like stepping into a modern day storybook complete with world-class museums, captivating art galleries, and breathtaking Baroque churches. Not to be missed are the yearly Christmas markets transforming the country into a winter wonderland and the myriad of world-class restaurants.
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BEFORE YOU GO
There are plenty of transportation options in Denmark, both private and public. The most popular method, in this city with high environmental standards, is by bicycle.
Taxis are relatively easy to find. Rental cars can be tricky with the high amount of pedestrian traffic.
From stylish boutique to elegantly modern-designer hotels, you won’t lack in state-of-the-art amenities. If you’re looking for a truly exceptional experience, treat yourself like royalty and experience a stay in a magnificent Danish castle.
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen
Denmark has undergone a renaissance to a new kind of Danish cuisine. Creative chefs have developed innovative gourmet dishes, inspired by traditional food and made from the finest, natural Nordic ingredients. Be sure to sample some exotic sounding delicacies such as sea urchin or musk ox.
While indulging in the gastronomical offerings, don’t deprive yourself from exploring traditional delicacies as well. Open sandwiches known as smørrebrød are a national specialty. Try them using Denmark’s typical rye-bread, called rugbrød. Dairy products, cheese, and butter hold a reputation as being amongst the very best in the world. Pork, especially bacon is also world-renowned. Check out Torvehallerne, a market on steroids, for some of these local delights.
Bakeries are everywhere you look. While you’re picking up a wienerbrød, or danish, don’t forget about the huge variety of delicious cakes and other pastries.
Every restaurant on this list is Michelin starred. You cannot go wrong. Perhaps an extended vacation is needed in order to visit each one.
The Danish love their cozy pubs, but the scene also boasts plenty of nightclubs, cocktail bars, and micro-breweries. With local beers beginning to expand in Denmark, you’ll find modern and classic cocktails coming together to form fun and unique concoctions.
SEE & DO
Restored castles invite you to discover their secrets. Modern architecture dazzles and delights in sleek buildings found peppered throughout the cities. Quaint little towns, prominent during the Viking Age, continue to draw crowds.
There’s no shortage of places to visit and things to do in this country drenched with history.
Hans Christian Andersen Museum
Kronborg Castle - UNESCO
Copenhagen is not a spa destination. The few spas listed offer treatments that are classic, traditional, and comforting.
Barrett Health Club, Copenhagen Marriott Hotel
Ni’mat Spa at Hilton Copenhagen Airport
Be ready to spend some quality time shopping. Small amber jewelry pieces, entire sets of wooden furniture, and Royal Copenhagen dinnerware are plentiful and stunningly beautiful.
There are plenty of shopping districts filled with locally designed products to explore. At the end of the year, lose yourself in a Christmas market.
Royal Copenhagen - Dinnerware, Figurines and Collectables