Sightseeing in Denmark
Tourism and Culture
Different Forms of Tourism
On the website of the Danish Palaces and Properties Agency you can read about more than 20 Danish palaces, castles and gardens and find their locations.
The Open Air Museum north of Copenhagen is one of the largest and oldest in the world.
You can read more about the Vikings and Danish history on the webpage of the Danish Tourist Board.
Royal Jelling: The Jelling burial mounds and one of the runic stones are striking examples of pagan Nordic culture.
The National museum of Denmark is taking visitors on a journey traversing the cultural history of Denmark.
Roskilde Festival: If you are a music lover than you should visit Denmark during the summer because that's the time of festivals.
- Denmark has great natural areas that you can explore and enjoy. They consist of forests, hills, lakes, meadows, swamps etc. See a list of natural areas at the website of the Danish Tourist Board.
- Denmark has more than 2400 churches and has even preserved a few monasteries. More information on the website of the Danish Tourist Board.
- Denmark is famous for its long and wide beaches with their soft, fine sand. For more information visit the website of the Danish Tourist Board.
The Danish, are world famous when it comes to furniture.
Some of the tops gifts made in Denmark are their wide array of ceramics. The main shopping district in Copenhagen is centered around Stroget, one of the most popular walkways throughout the city. Prices in Denmark are high.
|Top Highlights of the Country|
|Dyrehavsbakken, the world's oldest intact still-surviving amusement park.|
|Zoologisk Have, København|
|Bon Bon Land (in Danish)|
|Aalborg Zoologiske Have|
Individual and Civic Freedoms
- Political Freedom
- Danish governments most often control a minority of seats in parliament, ruling with the aid of one or more supporting parties. Since 1909, no single party has held a majority of seats, a history that has helped create a tradition of interparty compromise.
- Civil Liberty
- Freedom of the Press
- Freedom of speech and of expression are protected in Section 77 of the constitution, and the government generally respects these rights in practice.
World Ranking of Freedom of the Press According to "Reporters sans Frontières", 2009 report : 1/175
Evolution: 14 places up compared to 2008
- For Further Information, Consult Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2009, Reporters Without Borders
- Free Access to the Internet
- The government does not restrict use of the Internet, which was accessed by 70 percent of the population in 2006.
- Freedom of Assembly
- Freedom of assembly is stipulated in the Constitution section 79.
- Women's Condition
- Women enjoy equal rights in Demark and represent half of the Danish labor force.
- For Further Information
- Degree of Freedom
- Protestants 91%, Catholics 2%, Others 7%.
- Role of Religion in Society
- Danes are not very religious, with church attendance being generally low. Denmark has the third-highest proportion of atheists and agnostics in the world.
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