Denmark is a Nordic country in northern Europe, sharing borders with Germany, Norway and Sweden, covering an area of 43,094 square Kilometers. This Scandinavia nation shares strong cultural and historic ties with its neighbors Sweden and Norway. The national language, Danish, is very closely related and understandable with Swedish and Norwegian. In this blog, I am going to tell some highlights of this country which you will witness on your trip.
Happiest people of world
Danish people enjoy high standard of living and the country ranks atop in numerous comparisons of national achievements like education, health care, security of civil liberties, democratic governance, prosperity and human development. Denmark is distinguished as the happiest country in the world in cross-national studies of happiness. The country stands uplifted in the world due to its high social mobility, per capita income and personal income tax rates. A large number of Danes are members of the National Church, as the Constitution guarantees freedom of religion in whole country.
King’s Island is an artificial island, located 15 miles off the coast of Denmark. According to facts, it is the largest man-made island in the world, spreading on 70,000 square meters. Kings Island is also acclaimed as Middlegrundsfortet, a sea fortress, created in 1890 and remained under military control till 2002, later purchased by a private investor at the price of 6,800,000 Euro. The island is easily accessible by any Yacht or helicopter, also makes it an unsurpassed residence for private individuals too.
Oldest Amusement Park
Dyrehavsbakken (“The Deer Park Hill”),frequently referred as Bakken (“The Hill”), is an amusement park near Klampenborg, now belongs to Lyngby-Taarbæk Commune of Denmark, about 10 km north of Copenhagen. Copenhagen is known for its old picturesque harbour Nyhavn, however, Dyrehavsbakken was opened in 1583 and regarded as one of the world’s oldest operating Amusement Park. It attracts more than 2.7 million visitors every year. The origins of Dyrehavsbakken dated back to 1583 when a natural spring was discovered, known as Jægersborg Dyrehaven, a large forest park north of Copenhagen.
Being royal hunting ground, the spring area was not accessible by public for long but inhabitants of Copenhagen need it due to the poor quality of water in central Copenhagen. Bakken may have built to get clean spring water, but today it is a luxurious amusement park, filled with modern rides and amenities. Bakken is housed with six roller coasters but most popular is Rutschebanen (Danish for “The Roller Coaster”), a wooden roller coaster, opened since 1932. Rutschebanen has been simulated like an American Enthusiasts Coaster Classic. The park is really an amazing place for all of its gladdening activities and rides suited for all ages.
Most Beautiful Beaches and coastlines
No matter where ever you are in Denmark, you will never be more than 50 KM away from the sea, as Denmark has almost 70,000Km of coastline. This is the reason that beaches are a vibrant part of Danish culture. In summers, much coastline near mainland is hot and ideal for beach lovers. The beaches offers numerous activities including swimming; fishing, Kayaking, kite surfing and windsurfing, making your Denmark trip an excellent one. Country’s beaches remained open for public throughout the year. These Beaches stays incredible even in stormy, rainy and frosty days in Denmark, with bracing winds and salty air which is always very refreshing.
Among numerous beaches of Denmark, Sonderving Beach is termed as the best, famous for its white fabulous sand. Ocean Beach is another well-known surfing beach in this region. Some of other amazing beaches of Denmark are Greens Pool, Elephant Cove, Giant Rock, Elephant Beach, Cosy Corner, Shelley Beach Lookout, Shelley Beach, Boat Harbor, Crusoe Beach, Lowlands Beach, Hillier Beach, Anvil Beach, Peaceful Bay and Prawn Rock Channel. You can enjoy your best holidays at these beaches that keep best secrets of Europe.
Well this is a little fairy tale of Danish dream, you can explore more and it’s not hard to see why, once you travel to Denmark.