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Denmark

About Denmark

Denmark is a parliamentary monarchy whose roots have lasted for over a thousand years. The country is home to a total of 1419 islands, of which only about 400 have a name and only 74 islands are inhabited. On Denmark's thousands-kilometer-long coastline there are beautiful, endless sandy beaches, high dunes and a lot of quiet fjords. The peninsula has a land border only to Germany, but since the year 2000 there is the Öresund Bridge, which forms a fixed traffic route to Sweden. More than 5.5 million people live in the core country, but most of them live in cities. In the greater Copenhagen area, there are about 1.4 million inhabitants. Thus on Seeland, a 7,000 km² island, is the densest populated settlement in Denmark.
A famous inhabitant of Denmark was Hans Christian Andersen, the fairy tale writer, to whom we owe stories such as 'The Princess on the Pea', 'The Ugly Duckling' or 'The Little Mermaid'.

Past times

The word 'Denmark' dates from the Viking era, it is engraved on the famous Jelling stone from the time around 900 AD. From the 13th to the 17th century Denmark was still a great power, with enormous influence in the historical time. After 400 years of various lost battles, capitulations and forced land encroaches, today's Denmark is only a small country compared to historical times. Up until the 17th century, conflicts with Sweden were a constant problem, as both kingdoms wanted to gain supremacy over Scandinavia and the Baltic Area.
In 1871, Denmark finally became part of the German Reich when it was defeated during the German-Danish War. Since that defeat, Denmark has followed a strict policy of neutrality, which is still maintained in almost every international conflict.

Today's Denmark

Tourism in Denmark has been booming for years. While some 2 million visitors came to Denmark in 1999, there were already about 25 million in 2016, who spent a shorter or longer holiday in the country. Especially with the Germans, Denmark is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination. In 2016 alone, 15 million German tourists came to know the beautiful nature, hospitality and culture of Denmark.
Already in 1805, the Danish government declared all forests to nature reserves without exception, in order to preserve the beautiful nature and to provide indigenous animals a habitat. In 2016, five elk calves were released in the forests in order to resettle an elk population since they have not been found in Denmark for about 5,000 years.

Today's Denmark Cities


Top Tours in Today's Denmark

Top Tourist Attractions in Today's Denmark

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Take a boat tour

Top Things to do in Take a boat tour

Kronborg Castle
Kronborg Castle

Top Places to Visit in Kronborg Castle

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