Denmark vacation in a vacation home: what to do? Last minute over the weekend or even the long planned family vacation. After my little travel report“Holiday home Denmark” you still do not have enough vacation tips? Discover here 10 extra tips and many good reasons to visit these places! With children, with dog, shopping, North Sea, Baltic Sea, directly at the sea, our tips for your next Denmark vacation.
North Jutland: Beach & Danish Culture – Denmark Tip #1
The region of North Jutland offers stunning coastal scenery, beautiful beaches and picturesque towns like Skagen. Here tourists can experience the Nordic nature and culture.
Why North Jutland?
- Coastal landscape: North Jutland impresses with spectacular coastlines, dunes and beautiful beaches on the North Sea.
- Cultural heritage: The region is rich in culture and history, including charming cities like Skagen and Aalborg.
- Nature experiences: National parks such as Thy National Park offer unique opportunities for hiking, biking and bird watching.
- Relaxation: North Jutland exudes a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for escaping the stress of everyday life and enjoying nature.
This is what North Jutland looks like
Islands like Rømø and Fanø: For Stand Fans – Denmark Tip #2
Denmark has many beautiful islands on the North Sea, which are popular with German tourists. Rømø and Fanø are known for their wide sandy beaches and relaxed atmosphere.
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Why islands like Rømø and Fanø?
- Beaches: These islands are known for their beautiful sandy beaches, ideal for sunbathing and water sports.
- Natural paradise: The Wadden Sea surrounds the islands and offers a unique ecosystem and fantastic bird watching opportunities.
- Tradition and culture: Rømø and Fanø are also famous for their traditional fishing villages and cultural events.
- Peace and quiet: The islands have a relaxed atmosphere and are perfect for vacationers who want to enjoy the silence and vastness of nature.
So beautiful is Rømø
Legoland Billund (Jutland): For the kids – Denmark Tip #3
Legoland in Billund is a popular destination for families, especially for children. Here visitors can explore the world of Lego bricks and enjoy numerous rides and attractions.
- Family Friendliness: Legoland Billund is a paradise for families with children, as it offers numerous child-friendly attractions and activities.
- LEGO fascination: Visitors can admire impressive LEGO structures and play creatively with the famous building blocks themselves.
- Themed Worlds: The park offers various themed areas, from pirates to knights to space adventures, which stimulate the imagination.
- Accommodation options: There are cottages and accommodations near Legoland, so visitors can comfortably spend several days in the region.
From Hamburg to Jutland (approach) you need only about 3.5 hours for 356km via the A7 and E45.
All Legoland attractions in 7 minutes
Egeskov Slot (Egeskov Castle) – Denmark Tip #4
After Legoland for the kids, now a tip for real culture fans:
Egeskov Slot, an impressive Renaissance castle on the picturesque island of Funen, is a truly royal experience. This historic gem takes you on a fascinating journey back in time to the era of Denmark’s kings and queens. Explore the magnificent interiors, filled with precious antiques, or stroll through the award-winning gardens, considered true oases of tranquility. Egeskov Castle is not only a historical landmark, but also a place of beauty and inspiration.
Why Egeskov Slot (Egeskov Castle)?
- Egeskov Slot is an impressive Renaissance castle on the island of Funen.
- The castle has a rich history and houses museums and beautiful gardens.
- Visitors can take a trip back in time and experience the royal history of Denmark.
- The surrounding gardens and park are award winning and well worth a visit.
Egeskov Castle: Tour
Ribe: Denmark’s oldest city – Denmark Tip #5
The charming town of Ribe, the oldest in Denmark and all of Scandinavia, enchants visitors with its medieval flair. The well-preserved cobblestone streets, the impressive cathedral and the captivating Viking museum bring the past to life. Here you can immerse yourself in history and follow in the footsteps of the Vikings. Ribe is also close to the Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers a unique ecosystem and spectacular landscapes.
- Ribe is the oldest city in Denmark and in all of Scandinavia.
- The well-preserved medieval town offers a unique historical ambience.
- Visitors can explore the charming cobblestone streets, the cathedral and the Viking Museum.
- Ribe is located near the Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers unique natural beauty.
City tour Ribbe
Bornholm: White sandy beaches – Denmark Tip #6
Bornholm, the sunny island of the Baltic Sea, attracts nature lovers and sun worshippers alike. This island surprises with its white sandy beaches, dense forests and picturesque rocky landscapes. Visit the idyllic town of Gudhjem and taste the famous Bornholm smoked eels, a culinary delicacy. Bornholm also offers numerous opportunities for outdoor activities, including hiking along the coastal paths and cycling through the green hills.
Why Bornholm’s white beaches?
- Bornholm is a Danish island in the Baltic Sea, known for its sunny climate and natural beauty.
- The island offers white sandy beaches, dense forests and rocky hills.
- Be sure to visit the town of Gudhjem and taste the famous Bornholm smoked eels.
- Bornholm is also a popular place for outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling.
Skagen: harbor town in Jutland – Denmark Tip #7
Skagen, the charming harbor town on the northern tip of Jutland, is famous for its picturesque beaches and the unique meeting of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. This coastal town has inspired artists from around the world and is home to the Skagen Museum, which houses an impressive art collection. Skagen is the perfect place to experience the beauty of the Danish coast, taste freshly caught fish and walk in the footsteps of famous painters.
- Skagen is a harbor town on the northern tip of Jutland.
- The city is known for its picturesque beaches and the meeting of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.
- Here you can visit the Skagen Museum, known for its impressive art collection.
- Skagen is a popular place for art lovers and nature lovers alike.
Skagen: The end of Denmark!
Copenhagen: Colorful Capital – Denmark Tip #8
Copenhagen, the vibrant capital of Denmark, is a true gem that offers a mix of history, culture and modern city life. Stroll along the Nyhavn district, admire the magnificent castles and palaces, including the Royal Amalienborg Palace, and immerse yourself in the city’s fascinating history. Copenhagen also offers a rich cultural heritage with renowned museums such as the National Museum and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Don’t forget to enjoy Danish gastronomy, whether in a cozy café or in one of the city’s top-notch restaurants. Copenhagen is a place where modernity meets tradition and delights visitors of all ages.
Why capital Copenhagen?
- Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, offers a vibrant mix of culture, history and modern city life.
- Visit the Tivoli amusement park, the Nyhavn district and the Royal Palace of Amalienborg.
- Explore the city’s rich cultural heritage at museums like the National Museum and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
- Enjoy delicious Danish cuisine in the city’s many restaurants and cafes.
Street Food in Copenhagen!
Rundetårn: The Round Tower in Copenhagen
While Copenhagen is widely known, there are still lesser-known places to discover in the city. The Rundetårn is one such gem. This historic tower was built in the 17th century and is famous for its spiral ramp leading to the observation deck. From the top, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the city. Rundetårn also houses a library and an astronomical observatory. It is a quiet place to explore Copenhagen’s history and culture while escaping the crowds.
- Island of Møn in the southern Baltic Sea.
- Spectacular chalk cliffs of Møns Klint.
- View from lookouts or search for fossils on the beach.
- Picturesque villages, forests and tranquility away from the tourist crowds.
Rundetårn: Small tour
Møn and the chalk cliffs
The island of Møn is located in the southern Baltic Sea and is a real insider tip for nature lovers. The highlight of this island are the breathtaking chalk cliffs of Møns Klint. These white cliffs rise dramatically from the Baltic Sea and offer spectacular views. You can admire the cliffs from the lookouts above or venture down and search for fossils on the beach. Møn also offers picturesque villages, forests and tranquility off the beaten path.
Why Møn and the chalk cliffs?
- Historic tower in Copenhagen from the 17th century.
- Famous for its spiral ramp to the observation deck.
- Offers a great view of the city.
- Houses a library and an astronomical observatory.
The chalk cliffs of Møns
Denmark offers a variety of delightful destinations suitable for vacationers of all tastes and ages. Whether you want to explore the breathtaking nature of North Jutland, the laid-back islands of Rømø and Fanø, Legoland for the family, the impressive Egeskov Slot for the culturally inclined, historic Ribe or the sun-drenched island of Bornholm, Denmark has something for everyone. Of course, the vibrant capital Copenhagen should not be overlooked.
And if you’re looking for more tips for your Denmark vacation, feel free to check out my article “Holiday House Denmark” where I share even more information and recommendations for your next stay in this beautiful country. Have fun exploring!