Denmark may be small in size, but it packs a meaty punch in terms of culture and history. It’s no surprise that it’s considered one of the happiest places on Earth, with its striking scenery, easy-to-navigate cities and wonderfully welcoming people. As the birthplace of Lego – one of the world’s most popular toys – Denmark is a great place for a family vacation, but it’s also popular for couples, who can enjoy the romantic atmosphere of the cobbled streets and waterfront in Copenhagen.

    It’s not always been such a peaceful place, but Danes are even proud of their Viking heritage and historic castles. There is a lot of history to see and explore, as well as a lot of beautiful nature. If you want to get off the beaten track, consider checking out some of the country’s 72 inhabited islands or even the 371 uninhabited ones.

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    • Copenhagen

      Copenhagen is both a land of sleepy canals, cobblestone streets, and colorful townhouses, and a cosmopolitan hub of design and dining. Lose yourself in an industrial-chic nightclub in Vesterbro’s Meatpacking District. Shop for vintage duds on bustling Jægersborggade. Bike through Amager’s sweeping forests. Whatever you’re looking for, you can find it Copenhagen.

      Copenhagen has more bicycles than people, and offers plenty of opportunities to relax in parks and cozy cafes after an afternoon’s pedaling. The metro provides good transport links, and the Kastrup airport is easily reachable from the center of this hip, vibrant, and breathtakingly modern city.

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    • Aarhus

      Aarhus is set on the seaside in East Jutland, and with its elegant old town, it’s a pleasure to stroll. Cycle tours are also a great way to see the compact city, and you can borrow a City Bike free of charge. Try taking a bike tour of the area’s outstanding museums, including the ARoS art museum, and then pedal to Den Gamle By—the historic open air museum that houses buildings dating from the 16th century.

      Aarhus also offers opportunities for reflection, and you can hike the Havreballe Skov forest or catch an opera at the ultra-modern Concert Hall Aarhus.

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