Most of the tourists who visit Denmark are from other neighboring European countries. That doesn’t mean that it is all right for you to miss out on what Denmark has to offer—its beautiful sandy beaches and the palpable magical air of Hans Christian Andersen’s “fairy tale country.” Here are four great tourist attractions found in the oldest kingdom in Europe.
1. Tivoli Gardens
Located in Copenhagen, Tivoli Gardens is a popular amusement park. It is the world’s second most famous seasonal theme park and the second oldest amusement park. Enjoy the gigantic wooden roller coaster, which are locally known as either Rutschebanen or Bjergbanen (the Mountain Coaster). You can also enjoy a ride in Tivoli’s other roller coaster, Dæmonen. In 2006, The Star Flyer, the tallest carousel in the world, was opened to the public in Tivoli Gardens.
2. Copenhagen Zoo
Copenhagen Zoo is a beautiful zoological garden in Frederiksberg. The place actively protects many endangered animal species. Some of the endangered species kept in the zoo are the Amur leopard, okapi, musk ox, and Tasmanian devil.
The zoo is well known for its Elephant House, a twin glass dome structure that was designed by the internationally renowned British architect, Norman Foster, in collaboration with the Danish landscape architect Stig Andersson. Another remarkable feature in the Copenhagen Zoo is its approximately one-hundred-forty-foot tall wooden observation tower. It is one of the tallest of its kind in the world.
This Lego-themed park that consists of assembled Lego rides and other structures is your must-see if you vacation to Denmark with your kids. The sight of over fifty-eight million Lego bricks that make up most of the park’s rides and attractions will enthrall any kid. There is no shortage of wildly entertaining attractions and rides in Legoland. There’s the Knights’ Kingdom motif of the famous Dragon Coaster, for instance. Or you can take your kids to the learning center called Lego Mindstorms and to any of the park’s themed driving areas.
4. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
This art museum is located twenty-two miles north of Copenhagen. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is Denmark’s most visited art museum. Its collection of contemporary art is breathtaking. Many famous modern artworks are displayed in the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, from paintings by Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol to those of Alberto Giacometti and Roy Lichtenstein. Furthermore, the museum is also home to a staggering collection of over four hundred items of pre-Columbian art. The pre-Columbian art pieces are collectively known as the Wessel-Bagge collection because, in 2001, they were all donated to the museum by the Wessel-Bagge Foundation.
You might also want to visit the Concert Hall and the beautiful sculpture garden of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. What are your favorite attractions in Denmark? Share your thoughts, please!