So What Is Denmark Known For?
Denmark Is known for pastries 😉 – but don’t walk into a pasty shop and ask for a Danish (the name of the danish inspired donut found in most North American donut shops.)
Denmark is a small Scandinavian country with an impressive history and rich culture. As one of the most advanced countries in Europe, Denmark is known for its egalitarianism, free market principles, and high standard of living.
From gorgeous castles to quaint fishing villages and stunning fjords to vibrant cities like Copenhagen, there is no limit to what you can experience when you visit Denmark. But aside from these amazing sights and attractions that draw tourists from around the world, what else makes Denmark noteworthy?
Denmark is an ancient country in Northern Europe and one of the seventeen Scandinavian nations. It’s home to a population of more than 5.7 million people, with its capital and largest city being Copenhagen.
History Of Denmark
Denmark has been an important player in European politics since the 8th century, when it was a Viking stronghold that raided much of northern Europe.
After some tumultuous times, with Sweden in the 16th Century dominating the politics of Scandinavia and Germany in the 19th Century attempting to force their power over Denmark, history remained mostly peaceful. That is until 1945 when the Nazi-occupied country was liberated during World War II only later that year by British-Canadian forces.
Since then, Denmark has been part of the NATO alliance and has played an increasingly important role in politics and economics.
The Capital of Denmark is Copenhagen. Copenhagen (one of my favourite cities) offers a wealth of culture, attractions and activities for visitors to explore. As the largest city in Denmark, it is home to many of the country’s most renowned museums, galleries and cultural institutions,
Read More HERE: The Greatest Things To Do in Copenhagen Itinerary (2 Days, Viking Approved)
Danish culinary customs have been closely linked to the Viking age, where tropical spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and black pepper are linked to Danish cuisine.
Open sandwiches, known as smørrebrød, an ordinary lunchtime choice, are considered a national specialty when given various savoury ingredients. Meals are usually prepared with either meat or fish, and dishes such as roast pork with crackling (flæskesteg), and poached cod (kogt torsk) with mustard sauce and trimmings are delicious.
Other popular dishes include fried meatballs (frikadeller), breaded pork patties (karbonader) and fried sausage (medisterpølse).
Denmark is known for Carlsberg and Tuborg’s, two main beer brands, but imported wine has become increasingly well-known since the 1960s. However, do not leave this country unless you have your fill of Danish Pastries. Anelsnegl (Cinnamon Snail), Kanelstang (Cinnamon Stick), Pølsehorn (Sausage Horn), Romkugler (Rum Balls) and Romkugler (Rum Balls) are a good place to start!
The customary voltage in Denmark is 230V, and the frequency is 50Hz for electricity.
Public transportation in Copenhagen can be done quickly and cover large parts of the city. With the same ticketing system, switching from train to bus is straightforward. Bus drivers are more than willing to assist with questions; night routes also exist.
There is no better way to see Copenhagen than by taking a cruise around the harbour with one of the city’s Harbour Buses. By hopping aboard one of these boats, you can experience an alternative to traditional bus tours and enjoy incredible views of The Little Mermaid, Nyhavn, Christianshavn, and more.
Copenhagen City Pass
If you’re planning to visit Copenhagen, consider buying a City Pass to save yourself the hassle of calculating fares and zones. City Passes are available in both 24-hour and 72-hour versions and provide unlimited travel in the major 1 to 4 zones for the allotted period. These convenient tickets can save you time and money on your travels to Copenhagen.
Rent A Bike And Cycle Around Their Bike-Friendly Capital
One of the best ways to appreciate Denmarks Capital is by renting a bike and exploring on two wheels. Here’s everything you need to know about navigating your way around Copenhagen’s bike-friendly capital!
Renting a bike in Copenhagen is easy – various bicycle rental companies offer their services across the city. Everything from single-day rentals to multiple-day rentals can be found throughout the city,
The Danish capital has an extensive cycle lanes and paths network, making it much easier than driving or taking public transport. Not only that, but there are also plenty of scenic routes along the water which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own two wheels.
Know Your Speed Limits
Speed limits are implemented strictly throughout Denmark, so it is important to know what they are before hitting the road. Generally speaking, speed limits range between 50 km/hr in urban areas and up to 130 km/h on motorways. Radar traps are common, so keep an eye out and stay within speed limit guidelines wherever you go.
Understand Drink Driving Laws
Alcohol consumption laws in Denmark are much stricter than those found in other places around Europe, like the United Kingdom – where limits allow up to 0.8 milligrams per millilitre of blood. In contrast, limits in Denmark allow only 0.25 milligrams per litre of blood.
It is always best to avoid drinking alcohol if you plan on driving.
Always Wear Seatbelts
Seatbelts must always be worn when driving in Denmark- this includes all passengers seated both front and rear who must always wear their seatbelts when travelling in a vehicle regardless of speed or age (children must use child restraint devices).
Although tolls are generally free along most highways and motorways throughout Denmark, two large bridges charge passage fees – namely, The Oresund Bridge and Storebaelt Bridge.
The crime rate in Copenhagen is low compared to other parts of Europe. The city does not have a significant problem with violent crime or pickpocketing. Most of the crimes that happen in Copenhagen are property related, such as vandalism and burglary.
Nonetheless, it would be best to take precautions regarding securing your valuables.
Denmark Is known for this Christiania area of Copenhagen – Since its inception, Europe’s self-proclaimed autonomous region, Christiania, has been distinguished for its open hash vending on central Pusher Street, referred to as the “Green Light District” by the inhabitants of Christiania. Although the sale of cannabis is illegal, and many attempts from police officers have been carried out; however cannabis retailing usually remains steady in Christiania.
Tourists are sometimes targeted for assaults or robberies generally caused by the no-photography policy violation. Be wary, or ask permission before taking pictures and/or filming.