Like the other Scandinavian countries, Denmark does not disappoint with a rich history, picturesque landscapes and waterways that are backdrops to beloved cities like Copenhagen and Odense. It is no wonder that Denmark has been named the happiest place on Earth. In fact, the Danes have developed a special word Hygge (pronounced hoo-guh). Hygge does not translate to a single word; rather it is being in a moment and having a sense of coziness, and contentment.
With a flat terrain and well-developed pathways, renting a bike is one of the best ways to explore the country, from seaside destinations to the more urban Copenhagen. When planning your travel itinerary to Denmark be sure to include Kronborg Castle. Built in the 1420’s this castle was the inspiration for Shakespere’s Hamlet.
Simplicity is a word synonymous with Danish design. From architecture to furnishings and now fashion, the Danes continue to lead the way with their simple clean lines and styles. Celebrate this style at the many museums located through the country including the popular Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, and The National Museum.
If food is your medium, you will not be disappointed. Be sure to enjoy a number of Danish classics including Smørrebrød, an open-faced sandwich; Frikadeller, a delectable Danish meatball and Mørbradbøffer, pork tenderloin served with fried onions and mushrooms. For true foodies a visit to top restaurant Noma is a must which or why not dine in the King’s Garden at gourmet restaurant Geranium. If you want to get a feel for the urban and trendy parts of Copenhagen then head down to Kodbyen (the Meat Village), Copenhagen’s own Meatpacking district sharing a lot of similarities with New York’s counterpart. Beer aficionados will also delight in the number of craft beers brewed and served in Denmark.
Plan your trip to Denmark today and see if you can experience Hygge.
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