Posted: Jul 25, 2021 | Updated: Apr 13, 2023

From most powerful to the smallest of the Scandinavian countries, little Denmark might not have as many tourist attractions as some other countries, but hugely important is the fact that Denmark is the home of Lego and has the first Legoland. The kids will love it including the older kids amongst us.

Denmark has something to offer everyone even if you don't like Lego. If you're interested in history and culture, you'll love exploring the castles, museums, and historical sites. If you're looking for a more active vacation, you can go hiking, biking (everyone does it), swimming, or sailing. And if you're a foodie, you'll be in heaven with all the delicious food and drink available.

History of Denmark

Denmark has been inhabited since 12,500 BC but it's not until year 1 AD that tribal Danes occupy Denmark, coexisting with the nearby Roman Empire until the 5th century Western Roman collapse.

Some Jutes who occupied Denmark migrated to east and south-east Britain which no longer had Roman protection. These were later either absorbed by Germanic invaders, the Angles and the Saxons, or were victims of genocide.

By the 8th century Danish and Norwegian Vikings raided much of Europe and settled far and wide, impacting world history by conquering parts of England and founding Normandy in Northern France, whose Duke would conquer England setting the stage for the British Empire.

Denmark became established by the 8th century and in 1397 joined in a union with Sweden and Norway. Conflict, loss of territory, dissolution of union in 1814, more wars and loss of Schleswig and Holstein to Prussia led Denmark to halt any further ideas of expansion and remained a neutral party in World War 1 and World War 2, although that did not stop Nazi Germany stomping through.


The Highlights

  1. Copenhagen as is often the case, the capital has the lion's share of attractions, The Little Mermaid statue being the most popular
  2. Lego Land who hasn't got early memories of putting together those little coloured bricks?

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Other Destinations in Europe

After you've experienced my delights or horrors of Denmark, see what the destinations below may have in store for you.

Belgium | Bulgaria | Czech Republic | Denmark | France | Germany | Greece | Holy See | Iceland | Italy | Netherlands | Norway | Poland | Portugal | San Marino | Serbia | Spain | Sweden | United Kingdom |



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