Vikings, great beer, Lego, Hans Christian Andersen, and…Viggo Mortensen—these are some of the first things that could possibly come to mind when the country of Denmark is discussed, but surely there is more to this country than plastic bricks and Aragorn, and they all deserve to be explored.

Denmark is home to both historical landmarks and modern wonders that will sure delight all visitors. Copenhagen, the capital city, is home to the country’s best attractions. If it’s your first time in Denmark, it’s best that you see both popular tourist attractions and the lesser known ones that are equally as interesting. This way, you’ll get to see all the best that Denmark has to offer, and you’ll get to explore places that both visitors and locals love.

The best time to visit Denmark is at around June to August, when the days are longer. This is the summer season, so you can have the privilege of touring the wonderful city while under the sun. This is the time when many tourists come as well, so you must be prepared to share the streets with other visitors.

For those who love the arts, you’ll be glad to know that this place has some of the best museums and galleries in Europe. Visit the Danish National Gallery to see breathtaking artwork by Picasso, Matisse, and Rembrandt. If you like great sculptures and classical statues, head over to the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, which also exhibits works by the Golden Age artists.

If you’re visiting Denmark with kids, you should take them to the Copenhagen Zoo—one of the oldest and most visited zoos in all of Europe. The management always makes sure that you’ll get the best experience here, that’s why they do renovation when needed. For instance, lately they have been doing some renovations that aim to recreate the natural habitat of the zoo animals. Both kids and adults will also enjoy the Tivoli amusement park at the city center, and the Bakken, the oldest amusement park in the world.

The following are the buildings that you simply must not miss: the observatory Rudetarn, the century-old Little Mermaid statue over at the harbour (just a few minutes’ walk from the Langelinie cruise ship pier), and the Neo-baroque style of the Christiansborg Palace, home of the Danish Parliament. Another palace in Copenhagen that’s worth visiting is the Amalienborg Palace, a winter home of the Danish royal family.

The Danes have been considered as some of the happiest people on earth, and what better way to experience this than experiencing their hearty food. Try eating at Copenhagen in Noma’s, a place famous for local cuisine with a twist; or if you’re a fan of organic products, you will enjoy the Peder Oxe at Gråbrødretorv, a restaurant serving the best of Danish and European cuisine.

All the activities mentioned are just some of the things Denmark can provide visitors looking for a fantastic time. There is so much more in store for travelers, and rest assured you will have the best time here.

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