|Denmark is a nation of die-hard collectors. But happily of the kind that enjoy sharing their interests with others. This is why you can take your pick of some 850 museums and collections. There are the great national museums of art and history, but also curiosities such as prison museums and museums for fun collections like toys, chocolate, bicycles, potatoes and ships in bottles. You are always sure to find the ideal museum for you because you can run a wide search by subject or fun visits for the kids and more.
Danish Attractions in the Michelin Guide
108 Danish attractions appear in the Michelin Guide to Sights, and 15 of them have received the top rating of three stars. In the Michelin Guide, three stars indicate a sight worth the entire travel, two stars indicate sigths worth a detour, and one star indicate an interesting sight. The 15 Danish three stars sights are:
Copenhagen and Sealand:
- The National Museum of Arts
- The city of Copenhagen
- The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
- The National Museum
- Rosenborg Castle
- The Museum of Art Louisiana
- Frederiksborg Castle
- Roskilde Cathedral
- Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde
- The area around H.C. Andersens House in Odense
- Egeskov Castle
- The old Town Museum in Århus
- Ribe Cathedral
Danish Attractions on the World Heritage List
Of the 730 properties which the World Heritage Committee has inscribed on the World Heritage List 3 are Danish:
Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church (Inscribed 1994)
The Jelling burial mounds and one of the runic stones are striking examples of pagan Nordic culture, while the other runic stone and the church illustrate the Christianization of the Danish people towards the middle of the 10th century.
Roskilde Cathedral (Inscribed 1995)
Built in the 12th and 13th centuries, this was Scandinavia's first Gothic cathedral to be built of brick and it encouraged the spread of this style throughout northern Europe. It has been the mausoleum of the Danish royal family since the 15th century. Porches and side chapels were added up to the end of the 19th century. Thus it provides a clear overview of the development of European religious architecture.
Kronborg Castle (Inscribed 2000)
Located on a strategically important site commanding the Sund, the stretch of water between Denmark and Sweden, the Royal castle of Kronborg at Helsingør (Elsinore) is of immense symbolic value to the Danish people and played a key role in the history of northern Europe in the 16th-18th centuries.
Work began on the construction of this outstanding Renaissance castle in 1574, and its defences were reinforced according to the canons of the period's military architecture in the late 17th century. It has remained intact to the present day. It is world-renowned as Elsinore, the setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet.