Where to go sightseeing in Denmark

Where to go sightseeing in Denmark photoThe water is safe to drink all over Denmark.

Danish and Greenland furs and silver, which cost much less than at home; Royal Copenhagen and Bing and Grondahl porcelain; beautiful table and other linen; pewter and bronze ware; Danish toys; jewelry. See also SHOPS AND STORES.

As there are no extremes of heat or cold in Denmark, you’ll need neither very heavy clothes nor your lightest cottons. Wool suits and dresses and a warm topcoat will be fine although it is recommended that women bring their furs for the winter months. Suits and a dressy black outfit will fill a woman’s needs in Copenhagen. Formal attire is seldom worn except for Saturday evening dancing at the Ambassadeur or the Wivex. Business suits, a topcoat and tweeds in the country for men. Bring a raincoat, too. Conservative sports clothes are favored by the natives anywhere outside of Copenhagen. Wear conventional sport clothes for active sports.

Copenhagen … A wonderful way to get your first view of Copenhagen and environs is by the little motor boats that chug through the canals of the city and the surrounding coastline. Well-planned guided tours to various points of interest are available. Usually operating throughout the year, they range in price from $1.25 for the non-stop City Tour to $10 for the Copenhagen Night Tour. Others include all-day tours of South Zealand, all- or half-day tours of North Zealand, Deer Park, or historical areas.

Of course, it’s fun to sightsee on your own, too. The King lives in the beautiful Amalienborg Palace. The Changing of the Guard takes place at noon when the King is in residence. The royal reception rooms in Christiansborg Palace are open to visitors Thursday through Sunday. Other sights are Grundtvig’s Church, which is situated in the middle of the new residential quarter of Bispebjerg, and the Church of our Saviour, with a spiral staircase outside the spire. The Copenhagen Zoo is one of the most important zoos in Europe. Orstedsparken is one of the loveliest parks in Europe surrounding a charming little lake full of graceful swans.

Other sights of interest include the Rosenborg Castle, the University of Copenhagen, the Houses of Parliament and the Gefion Fountain at the entrance to Copenhagen’s favorite promenade, Langelinie, where also the statue of the Little Mermaid can be seen. The Tivoli is a famous amusement park in the center of town, where you can dance, hear a symphony, dine or ride a ferris wheel. Side trips from Copenhagen can be made through the lovely surrounding countryside. You can go to Kronborg (Hamlet’s) Castle 28 miles north. Bellevue Bathing Resort is only 8 miles from Copenhagen. The Deer Park is a beautiful wooded area where horses and carriages can be hired. At Lyngby there is an ‘interesting Open-Air Museum, featuring old Danish farms (folk dances on Sundays in the summer). Fredensborg Castle is the lovely autumn residence of the Royal Family. Hornbaek Beach, 40 miles from Copenhagen, is worth visiting.