The southernmost Scandinavian country is Denmark, with its stunning peninsula, historic Jutland, and an archipelago of more than 400 islands, is home to some of the happiest people on Earth. It's not hard to see why and renowned for its laidback attitude, a countryside speckled with fairy-tale castles, cycling and walking trails, the seaside for inviting beaches and refreshing air, and its cities, for their fun-filled nightlife.
Copenhagen, the cool capital of Denmark, has more to see than the Little Mermaid. This historic and sophisticated city has a fantastic party vibe with a wide variety of bars, live music, and night clubs. Take a step back in time and wander along Nyhavn Canal. Lined on each side with brightly coloured houses dating back to the 17th-18th century, take note of #67 - once the home to Hans Christian Andersen, others to artists and poets. #9 is the oldest, and there's plenty of places for food and beverages.
Superkilen, just north of the city centre, is transformed into a pink and futuristic art suburb. Visit a bodega, an authentic Danish pub. They are usually less frequented by tourists, serve cheap beer, each has their unique ambience and devote local patrons. If you like theme parks, visit Tivoli Gardens, the world's oldest theme park, still with a wooden roller coaster and carousel. It's especially magical at night. After dark, cocktails, and Copenhagen go hand in hand, from the classics to the latest mixtures, some invented before your eyes.
Christiana has become a meeting point for Copenhagen's hippie community with music, art galleries, more bars, cafes and stalls selling a little of everything, even cannabis (illegal elsewhere in Denmark and mostly Europe). Tourists are welcome, but rules apply, no violence, no cars, forbidden to run, and no cameras allowed!
Step away from the capital, and the magical ride continues. See the beautiful Kronborg Castle built-in 1420 on the island of Helsingor, and for literature lovers, this was the castle for the inspiration of the timeless character Hamlet. Walking and cycling trails lead you to beautiful bays, steep, rugged cliffs, and into some of Denmark's most stunning natural areas. You, like us, will love this Nordic country.
The winter months mean fewer daylight hours, but that does not stop the Danish as it spans Christmas and means fewer tourists. However, prices may not drop, its Christmas time and every town celebrate this event. By March, temperatures start to rise, and bulbs commence blooming. Spring, like autumn, are two of the prettiest times of the year. September is one of the best months in Denmark for walking and cycling.
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