SIGHTSEEING One of the most important sights of Denmark is the Danes themselves, their friendliness, hospitality and humor. The Danes live at the crossroads of Scandinavian, European and Baltic cultures. This helped them to be open both in the sense of boundaries and for influences from the outside. The key to the Danish heart is the word hüggge, which means a combination of warmth, well-being and intimacy. Thanks to the new bridge over the Great Belt Strait, almost any attraction can be visited during a day trip by car or by train. You should definitely see Copenhagen. The capital of Denmark is famous for its many spiers, towers and bell towers. Among the attractions, one can especially highlight the Amalienborg palace complex (XVIII century). Four identical buildings are located opposite each other on an octagonal square, in the center of which stands an elegant equestrian monument to Federic V. Nearby is the famous Marble Cathedral. Its dome with a diameter of 30 m is very similar to the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The most colorful area of Copenhagen is Nyhavn (New Harbor). This is a favorite place for artists, photographers, writers, journalists and tourists. The largest city square is Kongens Nytorv (New Royal). Here are many attractions. For example, the Academy of Arts with exhibition halls located in the former royal residence of Charlottenborg. The Royal Theater, founded in 1722. The Danish Parliament sits in the Christiansborg Palace (18th century). Nearby are the National Library, the Royal Arsenal Museum with collections of old clothes, carriages and firearms. Near the Nyhavn Canal are the National Museum and the Glypotek Art Gallery. The center of Copenhagen is the Town Hall Square. In addition, this city has a unique zoo with 2 thousand species of animals. On the port promenade you can see the famous sculpture of the Little Mermaid. In Alborg, there is the largest Viking burial site: a cathedral, a monastery and a castle. There are buildings in the Renaissance style. Aarhus, Esbjerg and Fano are rich in historical sites and have many beautiful beaches. Odense is famous as the birthplace of the famous storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. Festivals of his name are held annually in July-August. Visitors can see the Andersen Museum and the house where he lived as a child. Funen is connected with Jutland by several bridges. Island Zealand is the commercial center of the country. But there are also beautiful beaches, lakes, forests and royal palaces. In Helsinger, you can see the old fortress of Kronbeorg, known not only as the most impressive building in Scandinavia, but also as the scene of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Frederiksborg Castle, as huge as Kronbeorg, houses the National History Museum. It is worth seeing the 12th-century cathedral in Roskilde, built in 1170-1270, which is declared by UNESCO as “a heritage of the world.” In the cathedral lie 20 kings and 17 queens with their relatives, including the Russian Tsarina Maria Fedorovna (1847-1928). Also here is the Viking Ship Museum. In Elsinore you can see the Kronborg castle, known as the scene of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. On the shores of Lake Esrum stands Fredensborg Castle – the summer residence of the royal family. Jutland, an area that includes most of the country, extends 400 km from the German border to the northern tip of Denmark. Here is a whole country called Legoland. Everything in it is made from the details of the designer: Copenhagen with the royal palace and guards, storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, an Indian country with caves, monsters and the most modern attractions – everything is done with incredible thoroughness and love, so this country delights both children and adults. There are more than 700 (!) Museums in little Denmark, and there are several dozen of them in Copenhagen alone. So the traveler will not be bored to visit the Museum of Carriages, the Museum of the History of the Theater, the Round Tower, and the Museum of Labor. Funen Island, which is called the “Garden of Denmark” is an open-air museum: 124 castles open to visitors, hundreds of picturesque old villages. Medieval castles, manor houses and old parks are preserved in their original form and are still inhabited and carefully guarded. Myon Island – chalk cliffs, with a height of up to 130 meters. On the beach under the cliffs you can find fossils, whose age exceeds 70 million years. In the Baltic Sea is located the rocky island of Bornholm – the Pearl of the Baltic Sea. The Faroe Islands is a group of 18 islands in the North Atlantic, with a population of 43,719 people, whose history goes back to the time of the Vikings.