If you think that all northern countries are cold, you’re wrong. In spite of the temperatures, the warmth of the inhabitants and the liveliness of the places will often amaze you.
Denmark is one of these: welcoming, fun, family-friendly, colorful, and unexpected. And a must-see is the town of Fredericia, which you can visit on an MSC Cruise.
Overlooking the North Sea, the town is located in the Jylland
region, has about 50,000 inhabitants and is a perfect representative of Danish style: a stretch of low colorful houses and green areas perfect for resting and relaxation. The town gets its name from its founder, Frederick III, and is surrounded by ramparts.
From Fredericia, you can reach Legoland Billund Park on an excursion. The famous colored bricks were invented by entrepreneur Ole Kirk Kristiansen, who founded the company in Denmark. The Park is full of fun for people of all ages: don’t miss visiting the reconstructions of many famous places in the world made with over 20 million Lego bricks and have fun on the numerous themed rides.
One of the other most well-known attractions is Egeskov
Castle. Famous for being the best preserved Renaissance fortress in Europe, it is located on Flonia Island and was built between 1524 and 1554. On an excursion, it is possible to visit its grounds with luxuriant parks and gardens, considered the most beautiful of the country, and its interior, home to many art collections including the Motorcycle Museum which contains examples of two-wheeled vehicles from the 1920s to the 1970s. The castle is owned by the Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille family and hosts about 200 thousand visitors each year.
Another excursion will take you to Jelling village, one of the most important monuments of Viking civilization. Two large runic stones are preserved there, commissioned by Gorm the Elder in honor of his wife Thyra and Gorm's son, Harald Bluetooth, to pay tribute to his parents. In 1994, the stones, which represent the birth of Denmark, were recognized as World Heritage artifacts by UNESCO.