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Six special places that you must see during a holiday in Denmark

Beautiful hills, an endless coastline and enough special places for a unique holiday, Denmark has it all. If you see the landscape of gently rolling hills, flat farmland with thatched farms and villages with whitewashed churches you will find yourself in authentic Scandinavia. The country may seem somewhat dull at first, but if you look a little further you will discover a country with an ancient history, charming settlements and trendy cities. Mr Nordic listed the six most special places in Denmark for you.

The highest point of Møns Klint is 143 meters. The pebble beach below can be reached via a number of steep stairs.
The highest point of Møns Klint is 143 meters. The pebble beach below can be reached via a number of steep stairs.

Møns Klint

On the Danish island of Møn you will find the breathtaking chalk cliffs of Møns over a length of eight kilometers. The chalk cliffs end very abruptly in the Baltic Sea, making this a spectacular sight. Moreover, it is the only place in Denmark where you can find these high chalk cliffs and the unique flora and fauna. The highest point of the rocks is 143 meters high, behind the rocks is a pebble beach that can be reached via a number of steep stairs. However, be careful when entering the beach, as rocks may fall down. From the water you have the best view of the rocks, then you see how high they actually are. Møns Klint is fairly close to Copenhagen, you can rent a car and drive there within 1.45 hours.

At Møns Klint, the imposing chalk cliffs of more than 75 million years tower above the azure Danish sea.

Ribe is one of the oldest and most beautifully preserved villages in Denmark. This beautiful place is known for its beautiful old houses, beautiful cathedral and beautiful scenery in the area.
Ribe is one of the oldest and most beautifully preserved villages in Denmark. This beautiful place is known for its beautiful old houses, beautiful cathedral and beautiful scenery in the area.

Ribe

The oldest city in Denmark is definitely worth a visit and is certainly one of the most beautiful places in Denmark. Old and narrow streets, medieval houses and the unique atmosphere, the town owes to the Viking past. A lot of this can still be found in the medieval core. For example, there is a museum about the Vikings, called Museum Ribe’s Vikings. The Viking market, which is organized annually, is also very popular.

Thanks to the good geographical location and the presence of the river Ribe Vesterå, this place was suitable as a base for the Vikings and as a trade center between Scandinavia and Western Europe.

The city was founded in the year 710, making it the oldest city in Scandinavia. You can find memories of this time when the Vikings were lord and master in the Viking Museum and Viking Center. The old town of Ribe (about 18,000 inhabitants) for the most part dates from the period around the end of the sixteenth and the beginning of the seventeenth century. After the city was largely destroyed by fire in the year 1580, Ribe was rebuilt into what you now find when you visit Ribe.

The Danish island of Bornholm is known for the unique centuries old white windmills and churches.
The Danish island of Bornholm is known for the unique centuries old white windmills and churches.

Bornholm

Bornholm is an island in the Baltic Sea and wonderful to visit. The island is actually a collection of all the landscapes that you can find in Denmark. You have hills, it is green, fertile and there are large forests. There is also a very steep coastline. The beautiful white beaches with fine sand, pine trees and dunes can also be found here. Bornholm is a rocky island with small fishing villages, many churches and many sights. Denmark’s largest forest is also located on Bornholm. A perfect place for a quiet holiday, which can also be very active if you want.

Bornholm is an island in the Baltic Sea and represents the Danish landscape in a nutshell; the island is hilly, green and fertile with fields, beautiful beaches and large forests.

The most important sights of Bornholm are the four round churches. Although there are more round churches elsewhere in Scandinavia, the churches of Bornholm have been preserved in an exceptionally good condition. The churches have a characteristic shape: the nave is round because it originally served as a defense tower. They were built between 1150 and 1200. They are located in Nylars, Nyker, Olsker and Østerlars and are accessible for a small fee. Don’t miss the ruins of the huge Hammershus fortress, the oldest parts of which date back to 1255. The ruin is in a beautiful setting.

National Park Mols Bjerge Denmark: from hiking to visiting castle ruins but also beach and ancient hunn beds.
National Park Mols Bjerge Denmark: from hiking to visiting castle ruins but also beach and ancient hunn beds.

Mols Bjerge National Park

The Mols Bjerge National Park has one of the most beautiful landscapes in Denmark. It was named after the famous nature reserve Mols Bjerge, which forms only a small part of the total national park. In total it extends over 150 km² over the land and also another 30 km² over the ocean. Special is that the slopes here rise to 137 meters above sea level. The area also consists of heaths, forests, swamps, various beaches and there are also many species of fish and birds.

The world-famous Nyhavn in Copenhagen was dug in the 17th century as a channel that connected Copenhagen to the sea.
The world-famous Nyhavn in Copenhagen was dug in the 17th century as a channel that connected Copenhagen to the sea.

Copenhagen

Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and is a beautiful, relaxed and hip destination. The charm of Copenhagen has already stolen many hearts from tourists, which is often in the mix of old half-timbered houses, modern architecture, nice parks, lots of water and long shopping streets. The Nyhavn (‘new harbour’) in particular is a popular place to have a drink and eat, where you will find the typical colored houses, old boats and the tour boats. In addition, it also suffocates in Copenhagen with its (cultural) sights. Just think of Rosenburg Slot, the National Museum and the Carlsberg Brewery.

Kronborg Slot is the most famous castle in Denmark. Thanks to Shakespeare, who used it as the location of his Hamlet, everyone knows this stately castle.
Kronborg Slot is the most famous castle in Denmark. Thanks to Shakespeare, who used it as the location of his Hamlet, everyone knows this stately castle.

Kronborg

North of Copenhagen lies one of the most beautiful Renaissance castles in Northern Europe, namely Kronborg in Elsinore. It was once built between 1574 and 1585 and is known by Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It is therefore the most famous castle in Denmark, because the spirit of Hamlet would still float through the corridors of the castle here. The most beautiful place in the castle is the ballroom of 62 meters, which has been well preserved. The baroque interior and various collections from the Renaissance are also very special.

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Mr Nordic

Mr Nordic is always looking for the most beautiful places and the best experiences in the Nordic countries. He enjoys traveling, outdoor, writing and is based in Sweden.

2 comments

  • I was in Ribe last summer, especially the rich history of the Vikings was very interesting and really brings the past to life. We also enjoyed the beautiful nature in the area, highly recommended.

  • Great article! I would like to add something else, the Tivoli amusement park in Copenhagen. I was there around Christmas, and it was a fantastic experience. The entire park is lit with thousands of lights and the whole atmosphere in the park is great. The attractions in the park are also very varied and very spectacular. If you are in Copenhagen during the winter period, this is an experience that you should not miss.