In contentment surveys of the world, Denmark always ranks among the happiest nations on earth. There are a number of reasons why. An abundance of picturesque villages and towns, historic castles and monuments. A coastline that ranges from vast, sandy beaches to quaint coves and gentle fjords. Low rolling hills with never-ending panoramic views. A beautiful lake district, sand dunes and white cliffs. And still a lot more. In fact, it’s hard to imagine that the notoriously violent Vikings once ruled this land, because signs of their aggressive nature are all but gone. Tranquility pervades all over the land, and its people are among the warmest you can ever meet.
Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is an elegant city, rich in culture and history. Castles and crown jewels, galleries and museums, cathedrals and canals - sightseeing in this city is fascinating. It’s also a wonderful city for walking. Visit the harbour area of Nyhavn and relax in an outdoor café or catch a canal boat tour of the city’s waterways. See the life-size bronze stature of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid or enjoy Tivoli’s lavish gardens and amusement rides.
- Langelinie Promenade, to see the heart of Copenhagen. It runs along the water from the port, skirting the 300-year-old, moated citadel near the celebrated statue of Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid. The surrounding park is home to the Gefion Fountain, Copenhagen's most spectacular fountain.
- Tivoli, a unique combination of picture-perfect gardens, lakes and more than 100,000 colored lights.
- Copenhagen's most famous castles - the Rosenborg, home to the Danish crown jewels, and the Christianborg, the house of Denmark's three supreme powers.
- The famous bronze sculpture of the Little Mermaid, the symbol of Copenhagen.
- The Canals of Gammel Strand and the water fountain of Gefion.
- The Resistance Museum, which features relics of the Resistance Movement during the German occupation of World War II.
- Kronberg Castle, the famous setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet.