Danmark Discovery Guide

Overview

Situated on the Jylland Peninsula, the country of Denmark is the smallest, flattest, and southernmost country in the Scandinavia region. The country is comprised of the islands of Sjaelland, Lolland, Falster and Fyn as well as 500 smaller islands, and the self-governing Danish territories of Greenland and the Faeroe Islands which are both located in the North Atlantic.

The country of Denmark has long been recognized as a country that cares for both its environment and its people. It is one of the countries in the world where the locals are able to enjoy a very high standard of living and who were one of the first to enjoy a government welfare system which was established by the Danish government back in the 1930s. It is also considered as the country with the best child support system not just in all of Europe, but all over the world. It is also a very liberal country, providing the locals light policies with regards to homosexuality and marriage resulting to a high divorce rate with 75% of all the children being raised by unmarried couples or single parents. It is no wonder then that only 4% of the population consists of foreigners, majority of which are Europeans.

Denmark is a country with a flat fertile plains, low rolling hills, gentle valleys and lush, beech forests. It is also home to a beautiful lake district as well as a coastline of cliffs, dunes and broad sandy beaches primarily because of the fact that 70% of Denmark’s land is located on the Jylland Peninsula. The Baltic Islands also offer a wide variety of landscapes. The Island of Mǿn is lined with steep, chalky cliffs while the other islands are made primarily of gentle slopping dunes. Its diverse landscape not only provides travelers a breath-taking view of the country. It is also responsible for the mild and damp climate which is dominated by stiff westerly winds. These winds have become very essential to the Danish people who harness the energy from it to generate electricity to power the country through the many wind mills found around the country.

The best place to start your visit in Denmark is in the capital city of Copenhagen. Known as the largest city of Scandinavia, the city of Copenhagen is also its most important port filled with many historic buildings and churches. One of the top tourist attractions in the city is the Tivoli Gardens, an amusement park that attracts millions of tourists each year. Another favorite tourist destination worth visiting is the city of Odense. This remarkable city is home to the Funen Art Museum and the Funen Village, an open air museum which takes tourists back during the time of Hans Christian Andersen, one of the greatest authors that ever lived. Make sure that you also take time to visit the statue of the Little Mermaid. Known as the most photographed lady in the world, the statue is perhaps the most popular tourist attraction in all of Denmark.
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