The Thomas Cook Traveller to Denmark comes from the world's leading travel expert and has everything you need to plan the perfect trip.
* The top sights and the less well-known ones
* Walks and tours with clear maps
* Places off the beaten track
* Special features on cultural background and other aspects
* Holiday hints and tips
* A-Z of essential information
* Advice on shopping, eating out, sport and nightlife
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Denmark may be part of Scandinavia, but this idyllic oasis to the north of Germany has a character entirely its own. Gently rolling hills, majestic beech forests and a coast lined with broad sandy beaches endow this land of several hundred islands and one peninsula with a subtle beauty. Denmark boasts the oldest monarchy and the oldest national flag in the world--both a source of great pride to the Danes, who have ensured that this is one of the most prosperous and egalitarian nations on earth.
Denmark also has a fascinating history that stretches back to the Vikings and beyond. At one time the Danes ruled Scandinavia, northern Germany and large parts of England, and they controlled the Baltic Sea before a succession of ambitious kings brought Denmark to the brink of bankruptcy and defeat in the 17th century. Since then, although much diminished in size and power, the country has been reborn with a renewed artistic and cultural vigour that endures to this day.
Table of Contents
(1) Background (2) First steps (3) What to see (4) Getting away (5) Directory (6) Index