The perfect summer trip for culture vultures
Most people have heard about Tivoli, the world’s second-oldest amusement park, located right in the heart of Copenhagen. Not everyone, however, knows that you can now experience top-class live music while there, including everything from rock concerts to world-renowned classical music performances.
The same can be said for quite a lot of Denmark’s buzzing culture offering. Did you know, for example, that you can experience the magical phenomenon of Black Sun – the gathering of thousands of starlings in the sky, blackening out the sun – at the Wadden Sea National Park? That is alongside stunning, white sandy beaches, one of which is Europe’s widest.
Did you know that, in Denmark, you can also find Scandinavia’s best-preserved medieval tower, a World War I-era fortress and an atomic bomb? Indeed, all are on display at the Danish Castle Centre.
LEFT: SAND SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, PHOTO © DEVID ROTASPERTI, RIGHT: LØGSTØR, PHOTO © NICLAS JESSEN
Moreover, Denmark boasts an impressive amount of charming quality art galleries and museums, where you can explore the work of artists new and established, young and old. There is, for instance, a museum dedicated to one of the most influential voices in Danish humour in the 20th century, also a cartoonist, stage performer and painter. And as an extra summer treat, at the back of Copenhagen’s own Design Museum, Grønnegårds Teatret sets up stage every summer for plenty of belly laughs courtesy of top-quality acting.
Add the largest annual food market in the Nordics and of course a chance to kick back and relax on the Danish Riviera, and you will see why Denmark makes a popular summer destination – not least for true culture vultures.
KRONBORG SLOT IN HELSINGØR, PHOTO © JON NORDSTRØM
TOP-IMAGE © TIVOLI FRIHEDEN
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