Denmark – the happiest place on Earth
From the capital city of Copenhagen where historical Royal castles can be found buried among the surrounding forestland to the beautiful streets of Odense, birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark truly is a land of fairytales. Every year millions of people visit Denmark to explore the fairytale and the friendly population.
The world first took notice of Denmark more than a millennium ago, when Danish Vikings ravaged vast tracts of Europe. For thousands of years, the country flexed its maritime and battlefield muscles, dominating the culture and history of Northern Europe. Today visitors can explore the Viking history and culture in several museums with the Viking Age theme.
Denmark offers everything from shopping to gastronomic restaurants, nightlife, art, music and theatre. Furthermore, Denmark continues to stamp its effortlessly cool style on the world with its furniture, fashion, architecture and graphic design, as it has done for the last half-century.
The capital, Copenhagen, has the heartbeat of a big city but at the same time everything is within easy reach. As something unique, Copenhagen is ranked as the best city for swimming, and one of the best liveable citys in the world.
The happiest people in the world, is also to be found in Denmark. Ask a dozen locals why and they will probably all talk about the “hygge”, which generally means coziness, but encompasses far more.
Aarhus, the second-largest city in Denmark, has long laboured in the shadow cast by Copenhagen. However, the city has become an emerging European destination for city-breakers, festival-goers, art and food fans. In 2017 Aarhus was selected as the European Capital of Culture and European Region of Gastronomy.
Population: 5.760.52 (2018)
Capital: København (Copenhagen)
Size: 42.925 km²