Denmark is home to Vikings, royalty, great history, fairytales — and the world’s happiest people!

Denmark is a perfect mix of old world and new world charm: home to the oldest monarchy in the world and the world’s happiest people. Copenhagen, the capital city, is a convivial and enchanting city, thriving with an array of royal palaces and wonderful stories. Explore the grandeur of the Amalienborg Palace, home to the Queen of Denmark, and the majestic Frederiksborg Palace. Delve into a multitude of exciting cultural activities from ballet and theater to museums to jazz and rock. Discover exciting shopping along Europe’s longest pedestrian street; Strøget; take a swim in the harbor – yes, the water is that clean; hop on a bike like a true Copenhagener. Or walk along the charming canals and check out the city districts of Nørrebro, Vesterbro and Østerbro, the epicenter for the very latest trends in fashion and food.

Art, design and architecture is synonymous with Denmark and Copenhagen. A steady stream of cultural know-how has created a cosmopolitan culture with staunch traditions in the arts, the ballet, opera and theater. Danish design celebrates the elegance of simplicity, from Henning Larsen’s magnificent Opera House to the classic Arne Jacobsen Egg Chairs, to Georg Jensen silverware and Royal Copenhagen porcelain to the new and trendy designers of today’s Denmark. From the ancient to the contemporary, Copenhagen is filled with places of splendor and delight.

Delicious Copenhagen! With eleven Michelin stars, Copenhagen has earned the title of Scandinavia’s culinary capital. This total includes the two star noma restaurant, also voted the World’s Best Restaurant in 2010. Quite a feat! Copenhagen’s restaurants are a perfect blend of the traditional and the new with focus on simplicity and fresh and locally-grown ingredients.

Indulge yourself in a modern metropolis where moments of happiness, comfort and well-being has a name; Hygge. It’s a key element in everyday life. Join the “Faces of Scandinavia” yourself in Copenhagen.

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