Nyhavn

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  • 17th century waterfront, canal, and entertainment district
  • Known for its brightly colored 17th-18th century townhouses, bars, cafes, and restaurants
  • The canal harbors many historical wooden ships

 

Tivoli Gardens

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  • #15 of the top 25 amusement parks in the world
  • Opened 1843

 

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  • Site of a large stone ship, 2 burial mounds, and the Jelling stones, and Jelling Church
  • Royal seat of the first Monarchs of the Kingdom of Denmark during the Viking Age
  • Built in 958
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Roskilde Cathedral

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  • Cathedral of the Lutheran Church of Denmark
  • First Gothic cathedral to be built out of brick
  • Constructed during the 12th-13th centuries
  • Incorporates Gothic and Romanesque architectural features
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Kronborg

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  • Castle known as Elsinore in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet
  • Built under King Eric VII in the 1420s
  • In 1658, the castle was captured by the Swedes who took its valuable art
  • In 1785, the castle was converted to barracks for the army
  • In 1923, the castle was opened to the public
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Lego House (Billund)

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  • Activity, educational center and Lego store, where the Lego brick was invented
  • Opened in 2017

 

Frederiksborg Castle

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  • Royal residence for King Christian IV of Denmark-Norway in the 17th century
  • Built on three islets on a lake by a large garden
  • Example of Baroque style architecture
  • Contains the largest collection of portrait paintings in Denmark

 

Moesgaard Museum

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  • Museum dedicated to archaeology and ethnography
  • Exhibits Denmark’s ancient history such as the world’s best preserved bog body and large ritual weapon caches of the Iron Age
  • Collection contains 7 local rune stones
  • Established in 1970

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

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  • Art museum with modern and contemporary art dating from World War II to present day
  • Noted for its modern Danish architecture that synthesizes art, architecture, and landscape
  • Most visited museum in Denmark

 


 

Costs

all flights $1,071

food $58/day x 12 days = $696

hotel $85/day x 10 days = $850

tickets (all attractions) $129

TOTAL for whole itinerary $2,746