The city of Copenhagen may be the most popular destination in Denmark, but what many do not realize is that it is home to some of the best beaches in Europe as well. In fact, one of the best ways to see Denmark is by following the Danish Riviera north of Copenhagen, enjoying not only the natural beauty of the 230 kilometers of coastline between Sejerøbugten to the Øresund, but all the other attractions in between.
So what are the must-sees and must-dos as you meander through the Danish Riviera?
Of course, the beaches are without the question the highlight of this route. However, with so many non-beach related attractions to visit, you might not really have time to sunbathe and dip your toes in the water on each and every public beach you come across. If you are to spend a day on just one beach, then that’d better be at the quaint town of Hornbaek. Hornbaek’s beaches are renowned for their fine white sand and beautiful summer roses. The town is also the perfect cap to an extended trip from the west to east, being one of the last destinations on the Danish Riviera stretch.
Following the Danish Riviera route is also one of the best ways to soak in some culture and history. Must-see culture/arts/history-related attractions include the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebaek, the rather eccentric Rudolph Tegners Museum in Villingerod, and of course the world famous Helsingør (Elsinore) with its Shakespearean Kronborg Castle.
These are but a few of the places you can see and enjoy if you follow this route, from tiny fishing villages to the island of Zealand and every little café and superb seaside restaurant in between, the Danish Riviera is truly one of the best ways to see Denmark.