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Located in northern Europe, the country of Denmark is part of Scandinavia along with Norway and Sweden. It is the southern most of these four countries, bordered to the south by Germany. The other three sides of the country are bordered by water- the North Sea and the Baltic. Sitting on the edge of the Central European climatic zone, Denmark has a temperate maritime climate.... [Read the full story]
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Denmark is a mix of beaches, chalk cliffs, green plains, and islands, and its cities are as famous for their brightly painted buildings and canals as for their innovations in fashion, furniture, and environmentalism. Quality of life is high, and a trip to Denmark rewards one with the finer things in life: great food, incredible art museums, and expansive sea views.
Here are some tips to help guide you on your trip to Denmark. Denmark is one of the three countries that make up Scandinavia. Denmark's mainland is on the Jutland peninsula, which borders Germany and juts between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. The western coast of Jutland has beautiful beaches, but the window for sunbathing is short: July and August.
The city of Aarhus, one of the last stops before visiting Denmark’s islands, has a free, open air museum that includes 75 buildings relocated to show off their historic architecture.A significant number of islands compose the rest of Denmark; the largest are Zealand, Funen, and Lolland-Falster.
The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, is located on Zealand. The Öresund Bridge is one of the longest bridges in Europe and connects Copenhagen with nearby Sweden. Copenhagen’s canals and cobblestone streets have wooed travelers for years, and while you’re there try renting a bike and becoming part of the very prevalent bike culture. Also on Zealand, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is one of the leading art museums in the world, with glass walls and an outdoor sculpture garden that leads to the Baltic Sea.
Popular small islands include Møn, Nyhavn and Bornholm. Viking ruins can be found all across Denmark--the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde includes a Viking cathedral--but Møn’s famous Viking burial grounds are some of the best, and its chalk cliffs only enhance the experience.
As of May 2011, U.S. travelers do not need a visa for visits of 90 days or less. The official currency is the Danish Krone, even though the country is part of the European Union, and the official language is Danish; English is widely spoken. Trains and buses are a very reliable way to get around. In fact, you can even use them to get to some of the major islands. Ferries run to the smaller islands. Rent a car if you want to tour the countryside. The Margueritruten is a touring route over 2,000 miles long that passes 100 important Danish sights. When driving, stay clear of cities whenever possible, where traffic congestion is a very real problem.