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Denmark

Denmark is one of the Scandinavian countries. The main part of it is Jutland but it also has many islands. Denmark is known, historically, for being home of the Vikings. Denmark is now known for it’s progressive social policies, design and architecture. Denmark is also the birthplace of LEGO.

de_0074_denmark - Night view on Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen

Attractions

While in Denmark, there are many ways to stay entertained. Denmark has a large number of amusement parks, zoos, and museums. They rank as the top attractions in Denmark. Some of the amusement parks that you can go to are: Tivoli (Copenhagen), Dyrehavsbakken (Copenhagen), Faarup Sommerland (Blokhus), Djurs Sommerland (East Jutland), BonBon-Land (Næstved), and Legoland, Bilund. Legoland is recommended to anyone who grew up with this wonderful Danish toy. You can learn more about it here.

Denmark also has a large number of zoos. Copenhagen Zoo is one of the largest, and, by far, one of the best to visit. You can check it out here. The Odense Zoo is another popular tourist destination and is located in Odense.

Two of the more popular museums in Denmark are the Louisiana in Humlebeek and the National Museum, located in Copenhagen. To view more information on the National Museum you can go here ‘(http://natmus.dk/en/)’.
Music plays a large part of the Danish lifestyle. Denmark is host of many music festivals, including: Skive Festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Skanderborg Festival, Langelands Festival, Asrhus Festuge, Tønder Festival and Roskilde Festival. If you’d like more information on the Roskilde Festival, you can check out their official website here.

If museums, amusement parks, zoos and rock festivals sounds like too much time wasted inside, then don’t worry. There are many tourist attractions for the outdoors person in you. Denmark is known for it’s hundreds of islands. It is also known for it’s hiking, fishing and hunting. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations before you set out with your pole or rifle.

de_0076_denmark - Aerial Panoramic View of Copenhagen

Local Food & Drink

There are a large number of specialty dishes when it comes to Denmark. Here is a list of but a few of them: Pariserbøf (onions, rare beef, horseradish, egg yolk, and capers), Pickled herring, Røget ål og røræg (eel and eggs), liver paté sandwich, stjerneskud (fish, shrimp, mayonnaise, and salad), Dyrlægens natmad (beef, liver, onions, and aspic), Beef tartar, Kartoffel (tomatoes, potatoes, mayonnaise and onions), Flæskesteg (cabbage and pork), shrimp, Hakkebøf (beef, onions, egg and pickles), and Ost (a very old cheese).

Denmark is also known for it’s beer. The largest beer company in Denmark is Carlsberg, who is also the maker of Tuborg. Wine is also quite popular in Denmark. Aquavit and Gløgg are hot wine drinks popular during the christmas holidays.

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Safety

The emergency telephone number in Denmark is 112, however, there should be little reason to dial it while on your stay there unless you don’t like following the rules of the road. In Denmark the people believe strongly in following these rules, so much so that if you jay walk they will not stop.

As far as crime goes there isn’t really any besides non-violent pick pocketing. If you are a woman, it may be best not to walk by yourself late at night in the downtown centers of the bigger cities. In Denmark there is no risk of natural disasters or animal attacks. There is a poisonous snake called, “the european viper” and a fish called, “a fjæsing”. The first is fatal, if not treated within a few hours and the later is fatal generally only to children and senior citizens.