Top 5 Must Do's in Denmark

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Following is a list of Denmark must do’s that will help tourists see some of the most popular attractions in the country.

1. Fredricksborg Slot Royal Castle

This is one of the most important attractions tourists must visit when they’re in Denmark. Built in the 16th century, this renaissance-style castle looks like it’s straight out of a fairytale. The castle is built on the edge of a small lake on 3 islands, and includes fortress walls and towering spires. The entrance of the castle shows Neptune on top of a splendid fountain. The Fredricksborg Slot Royal Castle was once the summer house for Denmark’s Royal family, but today, it is a national museum.

2. Jomfru Ane Gade

Jomfru Ane Gade in Aalborg is the most popular street in Denmark. Translated in English as "Virgin Anne’s Street," this spot is frequented not only by tourists, but by locals as well. Both sides of the street are lined with bars and restaurants that give it a lively atmosphere. The street can get very busy on summer evenings, as it’s an ideal place to unwind and dine. There are also a few discotheques on the street that usually get filled up with young people looking for good nightlife.

3. Hammershus

A must-visit attraction for tourists in Denmark is Hammershus, a large medieval fortification. This popular tourist site, located in Bornholm, Denmark was built in the 13th century. The castle is said to have been built as a royal abode for Valdemar II of Denmark. Tourists visiting Hammershus can get a spectacular view of the coastline and waters surrounding Bornholm. The dense forest, fresh water ponds, deep valley and water-filled hollows around the castle make it ideal for adventurous tourists.

4. Egeskov Castle

Located to the south of Funen in Denmark, this is the best preserved Renaissance water castle in Europe. The castle dates back to the 14th century and is built on oaken piles in a small lake. Egeskov houses several museums, including a vintage motorcycle and automobile collection, a history of agriculture collection, and a flying vehicles collection.

5. The Little Mermaid Statue

Tourists to Denmark must visit the Little Mermaid statue, which is one of the most popular attractions in the country. Sculpted by Edvard Eriksen, this statue is considered to be the national symbol of Denmark. The statue was donated by Carl Jacobsen to the Royal Theatre. Initially, he was supposed to contribute a fountain, but when he watched a ballet rendition of the Little Mermaid, he was impressed by the dancer who played the central character. The statue bears the face of Ellen Price, whom Jacobsen had asked to pose for the statue.

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April 14, 2010 new by imran_m

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