QA Historical Denmark

change 2 int ver TEST for Vili Denmark is steeped in a rich and diverse history, just waiting to be discovered. Come and find your own Viking treasures, try a trip in a Viking long boat or walk amongst ancient rune stones and burial mounds. The impressive legacy of the country’s long, regal past also awaits you, in the many castles and manor houses open to the public. For children, there are hundreds of history museums with interactive exhibits and living museums outdoors. So step back in time and venture into historical Denmark.

Fairy-tale Kingdom

Come and wonder at a really regal nation. Denmark is full of castles, manor houses and formal gardens to be visited. Get up close to Danish royalty of the past and present at famous castles such as Kronborg and Egeskov. You can visit the homes of Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik and Queen Margrethe. Or stay in a castle yourself!

Denmark is an ancient kingdom, founded in the 10th century by Viking kings Gorm the Old and Harald Bluetooth. Find out more about Danish royalty here!

Enjoy a city packed full of royal sites and events. Follow the Queen's Royal Guards on their daily march through Copenhagen, visit the city's many royal palaces or take a picnic in a royal garden. 

Unique Danish heritage

Denmark is a country surrounded by water and the sea has played an important part in shaping its past. Explore prehistoric treasures in the brand new Moesgaard Museum and see the rich and varied history Denmark has to offer.


History guide

The Vikings

Denmark is Viking country. For thousands of years, the country flexed its maritime and battle-field muscles, dominating the culture and history of Northern Europe. Learn more about Denmark's Viking past and find out where you can experience Viking adventures of your own.

The merciless ancient Danes that still strike fear into the hearts of people around the world.