4 cases for which it is worth going to Denmark
For those who want to relax in Denmark, the best time to travel is from May to September. And, of course, in December, before Christmas, when the sights of Denmark acquire snowy festive winter decorations, creating a magical feeling of a fairy tale being realized in children and adults.
The weather in Denmark is moderately warm in summer, although it does not rain at all. In winter, the air temperature rarely drops below 5 degrees.
Snow? Snow usually falls here only in December – as a Christmas and New Year gift, and wrapped with a white fluffy blanket of light snow, Denmark turns into an unforgettable fairy kingdom.
For those who decide to go on vacation to Denmark, we can offer a list of 7 cases that must be done by each guest of the Danish kingdom.
1. Infiltrate squatter island
In the heart of Copenhagen, on the island of Amo, illegally occupied by squatters about 40 years ago, the experimental state of Christiania is located. You can get here through a small entrance near the water.
Here you will immediately find yourself among houses of various sizes, shapes and colors. Some of them are rather ridiculously painted, some are surrounded by real dumps from old bicycle wheels, gas cylinders and boards. You can take pictures here, but carefully, and on the approach to Pusher Street, the main street of Christiania, the camera should be hidden away. The society here is significantly heated by alcohol and soft drugs, which are sold in this miniature country absolutely free, and it does not like lenses. Warnings about banning photos and videos are written here on each pillar in recess letters.
Nothing threatens the tourists on this street, but if you are uncomfortable wandering alone along the Christiania trails, you can always take a tour – the main sights of Denmark, which include Christiania’s territory, are highly popular among foreign guests, therefore there are many excursions and A good guide is a snap.
2. Re-read Hamlet
Kronborg, known as Hamlet’s castle, is located in Helsingør, which is 45 km north of Copenhagen. In Shakespeare’s times, this place was so popular that many foreigners sincerely considered it the current capital of Denmark.
The impregnable high castle with a sharp spire, often enveloped in a milky mist, produced such a strong impression on Shakespeare that he “settled” the prince of Denmark in it. For about 200 years various plays of Hamlet have been regularly held in the castle.
If you want to admire the best view of the castle, take a ride on the local ferry. From the ferry, which runs between the Swedish Helsingborg and the Danish Helsinger several times an hour during the day (and a little less at night), there is simply an amazing view of this architectural ensemble. The ferry trip time is about 20 minutes (4 km).
And in the region of Helsingør, on the banks of the Öresund strait, the most expensive land in Denmark is located. Here, good-quality stone houses under thatched roofs are no less than the modern designer new buildings, built almost entirely of glass (prices start from 2 million euros for a house of 250 sq. M. And a plot of 10 acres of land).
3. Have fun in the park of wonders
When you want to have fun from the heart, go to Tivoli – the oldest amusement park in Europe. Tivoli is located in the heart of Copenhagen, near the main train station.
Locals believe that in Denmark there is no other place where the typical Danish spirit is so well preserved. Restaurants and small cafes with all sorts of things, neat souvenir shops, various attractions, multi-colored merry-go-rounds, boat ducks, hundreds of burning lamps, light bulbs and lights – all this creates a unique festive atmosphere for both children and adults.
This typically Danish park was created by officer Georg Carstensen, who spent his childhood in Algeria, after which he lived in America for several years. Tivoli is constantly being improved and complemented by modern attractions. Now the park can be called the most visited place in Copenhagen. By the way, during the Christmas market (from mid-November to December), huge queues are lined up at the entrance – during the cold season, everyone especially wants miracles.
4. Find the most photographed house in Denmark
Despite the fact that Erescobing, located on Ere Island, is in fact one large open-air museum, and the fact that there are more than a hundred unique houses, the oldest of which is almost 400 years old, there is one special house here. This house looks so picturesque that no photographer can walk past it. This small, crooked and ingrown house is very often seen on postcards, in magazines and calendars.
And on the island is a wind park and one of the world’s largest solar power plants. In the fall, amateur ornithologists flock here to dream of seeing the “black sun” phenomenon