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Direct flights to Copenhagen Airport from the UK are available with British Airways (from London Heathrow), easyJet (from London Gatwick, London Stansted, Bristol, Manchester and Edinburgh) and Scandinavian Airlines (from London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham and Aberdeen) and Norwegian (from London Gatwick and Edinburgh airports).
Flights to Denmark
- Copenhagen: Denmark’s capital is a city famed for its long and colourful history and its rich cultural heritage. Sightseeing enthusiasts will find everything from striking landmarks and fine old buildings to fascinating museums and scenic coastal panoramas. Places not to miss include the magnificent Christiansborg Palace, home of country’s three supreme powers, and the splendid 17th century Rosenborg Castle. For a spot of culture, the Museum of Decorative and Applied Art is a must while for history enthusiasts, the Museum of Danish Resistance is one to check out. For families, the Tivoli amusement park offers a wealth of attractions, while come summertime the beach is a good place to enjoy the warm weather. [For more info, see the Copenhagen Tourist Board website].
- Aarhus: Denmark’s second biggest city presents an eclectic mix of scenic natural beauty and historic buildings. A visit to its old town is essential for anyone who enjoys eye-catching 17th and 18th century architecture. The area is pedestrianised and teeming with charming cafés, bars and unique shopping outlets, not to mention a number of fascinating museums. For more light-hearted entertainment, check out the Tivoli Friheden amusement park on the outskirts of the city. This popular theme park offers attractions suitable for all the family. By plane, Aarhus can be reached in just 45 minutes from Copenhagen.
- Odense: Denmark’s third most-populated city can be reached in about two hours from either Copenhagen or Esbjerg by bus, making it a reasonable option for a daytrip from either of these cities. Odense is best known for having been the home of both the author Hans Christian Andersen and the composer Carl Neilsen. For fans of the former, attractions include the author’s childhood home and the Hans Christian Andersen Museum, both of which can be enjoyed on the popular Hans Christian Andersen tour. Other sightseeing attractions include the ancient Saint Canute’s Church with its brick Gothic architecture and Odin Tower, one of Europe’s tallest structures.
- Esbjerg: located in the southwest region of the country, a two-hour drive from Copenhagen, Esbjerg is a port city with thriving fishing and oil industries. The city offers a modest but interesting selection of attractions, among which are the Bogtryk Museum, the Esbjerg Art Museum and the Museum of Fishing and Shipping. The city is a good base for exploring the South Jutland region, where islands such as Rømø and Fanø are among the key attractions.
- Aalborg: the largest city in Northern Jutland, Aalborg is best known for its rich history, with its beginnings dating back over 1,000 years. Evidence of the city’s history is evident in the broad selection of old buildings gracing the city streets, among which are a number of restored 16th century houses. The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Nordjyllands Kunstmuseet) is among the city’s best cultural offerings, while for background on Aalborg’s historic relationship with the ocean, the Marine Museum is the venue to head for. The city also has a zoo, Zoologiske Have, which is the second largest in Scandinavia. The city is 383kms from Copenhagen and can be reached by plane or train.
- Other Denmark highlights: Billund, in central Denmark, situated next to Denmark’s No.1 tourist attraction - LEGOLAND; Ribe with its medieval Viking Centre, Elsinore with Kronborg Castle and Roskilde, famous for its summer music festival.
- The population of Denmark numbers just under 6 million people.
- The capital city is Copenhagen.
- The local currency is the Danish Krone.
USEFUL Denmark Travel WEBSITES:
- Wikitravel: Denmark Travel Guide
- Rough Guides: Travel Guide Denmark
- Lonely Planet: Denmark Travel Guide
- WorldAtlas: Map of Denmark
- Met Office: Denmark Weather