DEnmark – the country
The Danes have been named the happiest people in the world in several surveys and do have a lot to smile about; they get lots of fresh air by being one of the most bicycle-friendly populations on the planet. Modern design and great architecture is part of their daily lives, they consume a greater proportion of organic produce than any other people and their love of sustainability, nature and food has resulted in the New Nordic food movement. Denmark stretches along a coast of 7,314 km, which is longer than the Chinese Wall.
COPENHAGEN – THE CAPITAL
Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital, sits on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager. It’s linked to Malmo in southern Sweden by the Öresund Bridge. Indre By, the city’s historic center, contains Frederiksstaden, an 18th-century rococo district, home to the royal family’s Amalienborg Palace.
Take the Majestic Tour of Copenhagen in the Rickshaws bicycle taxis – a few hours and you will have seen it all!! The rickshaws stop everywhere: in the Queen’s courtyard and off the beaten track, wherever you want to go. It takes you where tour buses and canal boats cannot even dream about showing you.
TIPS OF WHAT YOU CAN DO IN COPENHAGEN
Carlsberg is one of the Nordic region’s oldest breweries with an impressive and compelling history. Experience their authentic Carlsberg brewery – and learn the fascinating history of Carlsberg and its world famous beer. The tour down the secret basements under Carlsberg starts on the Brewer Square. Since the foundation of Carlsberg in 1847 the basements have been used to keep the beer cold during storage. A good example of the storage can be seen in the room with 34 oak casks.
Royal Copenhagen, or the Royal Porcelain Factory is a manufacturer of porcelain products, founded in Copenhagen in 1775. Try a painting workshop in the Flagship Store. Their highly skilled porcelain painters are there to teach you how to hand paint your own Blue Fluted Mega thermal cup or dinner plate, using classic porcelain paint on the raw porcelain. After it has been glazed and fired at their porcelain factory, they will send you your own painted porcelain in 4-5 weeks after the workshop.
The Royal Opera, the national opera house, is among the most modern opera houses in the world. It is one of the most expensive opera houses ever built with construction costs well over US$500 million. It is located on the island of Holmen in central Copenhagen. The 1492 seats are all individually angled in order to provide the best experience.
Guided tours cover most of the building, including both the auditorium and backstage areas.
Kronborg Castle dates back the 1420s. The cannon-surrounded fortress on the coast merges with the Renaissance castle without its equal in northern Europe. It is known around the world as Hamlet’s castle.
Frederiksborg Castle was built in the 17th century and incorporates the best of Renaissance architecture and craftmanship. It is a unique place for many cultural experiences, scenic walks and boat tours.
Bornholm is a Danish island in the Baltic Sea off the south coast of Sweden. In its north are the clifftop ruins of Hammershus, a medieval castle. By the jagged rocks near the town of Gudhjem, Bornholm Art Museum shows the work of painters attracted by the island’s natural light. West, in the port town of Rønne, Bornholm Museum reflects 10,000 years of local history, including the WWII occupation.
roskilde Viking village
It is an unique place to visit. Viking boats and viking life style is depicted very nicely. It is situated in a beautiful location in Roskilde village. Viking costumes are available freely to wear and take pictures standing inside the viking ships. Carpenters & blacksmiths have open workshops for people to see how the vikings built their boats. There, you can also find the Viking Ship Museum and Roskilde Cathedral,