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Legoland, a Fairy Tale for Adults and Children Alike
Charming Egeskov Castle
Vikings in Jelling

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Denmark

Cutting edge technology and gastronomy
Cutting edge technology and gastronomy

Denmark has achieved nothing short of the unthinkable over the past decade: from a little-known, little-understood country wedged between mainland Europe and the rest of Scandinavia to an international cultural powerhouse with Michelin-starred restaurants, multiple hit TV shows and fashion stars.


With agriculture its primary industry, technological innovation and a focus on green energy is a big part of the economy of daily life. Culturally, too, it hits all the right marks. A cruise to Denmark will show you impeccable design and great musical offerings (especially jazz) at every turn. What’s more, an ultra-efficient transport infrastructure makes Denmark one of Northern Europe’s most enjoyable countries to explore. Geographically, three main landmasses make up the country – the islands of Zealand and Funen and the peninsula of Jutland, which extends northwards from Germany. Most visitors make for Zealand (Sjælland), and, more specifically, Copenhagen, an exciting focal point with a beautiful old centre and a good array of museums.

Funen (Fyn) has only one real urban draw, Odense, once home to Hans Christian Andersen; otherwise, it’s renowned for cute villages and sandy beaches. Jutland (Jylland) has, as well as scenery alternating between lonely beaches, gentle hills and heathland, two of the liveliest Danish cities in Århus and Aalborg.  

Fredericia

Welcoming Fredericia

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.

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    Denmark

    Cutting edge technology and gastronomy
    Cutting edge technology and gastronomy

    Denmark has achieved nothing short of the unthinkable over the past decade: from a little-known, little-understood country wedged between mainland Europe and the rest of Scandinavia to an international cultural powerhouse with Michelin-starred restaurants, multiple hit TV shows and fashion stars.


    With agriculture its primary industry, technological innovation and a focus on green energy is a big part of the economy of daily life. Culturally, too, it hits all the right marks. A cruise to Denmark will show you impeccable design and great musical offerings (especially jazz) at every turn. What’s more, an ultra-efficient transport infrastructure makes Denmark one of Northern Europe’s most enjoyable countries to explore. Geographically, three main landmasses make up the country – the islands of Zealand and Funen and the peninsula of Jutland, which extends northwards from Germany. Most visitors make for Zealand (Sjælland), and, more specifically, Copenhagen, an exciting focal point with a beautiful old centre and a good array of museums.

    Funen (Fyn) has only one real urban draw, Odense, once home to Hans Christian Andersen; otherwise, it’s renowned for cute villages and sandy beaches. Jutland (Jylland) has, as well as scenery alternating between lonely beaches, gentle hills and heathland, two of the liveliest Danish cities in Århus and Aalborg.