From Copenhagen to Nordborg, this itinerary takes the traveler across the two main Danish islands, Zealand and Funen, before arriving on the isle of Als. You’ll discover a modern capital that celebrates the sea, culture, and trade, along with all the landscapes, forests and shorelines that make this country so peacefule. Only a few small hills dot the landscape of hedgerows, gardens, plains, and beaches, where you feel like you have the entire world all to yourself. You’ll follow in the footsteps of Andersen's fairy tales and the paintings of the golden age of Danish art, as well as the small producers and great chefs who have brought local cuisine to the top tiers of the major dining guides.
Founded in the 12th century, Copenhagen has been the capital of Denmark since 1416. Its present splendor owes much to Christian IV, a great admirer of the Renaissance. He had many of the buildings and castles you’ll see while cycling around the city constructed in the 17th century. From the 19th century, Copenhagen established itself as a major cultural center, finally becoming a pioneering city in terms of urbanism and quality of life. In total, the city has 26 stars in the Michelin guide – an excellent start to any gastronomic exploration. A gourmet exploration of the Scandinavian capital of haute cuisine is a must. ... Learn moreless
Soak up the history and savour the exquisite cuisine at Restaurant Kong Hans Kælder. Established by the Grønlykke family in 1976, the restaurant is located in the oldest cellar in Copenhagen dating more than 700 years back, erected during the reign of Danish monarch King Hans, and once the residence...Read More less
Denmark is particularly influential in the sphere of cutting-edge design and architecture. Copenhagen is home to some masterpieces of contemporary architecture, including BLOX, designed by Rem Koolhaas of the OMA agency. Urban innovation hub BLOX houses the Danish Architecture Center (DAC). Temporary...Read More less
The iconic gardens and amusement park were inaugurated in 1843, ensuring the magic of 19th century fairgrounds lives on. An enchanting setting where you can ride on carousels bringing characters from Andersen's fairy tales to life, or experience the thrill of one of the oldest roller coasters built...Read More less
Located on the island of Zealand, Roskilde Cathedral (listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site) houses the tombs of the Danish royal family (except for the last Prince Henrik!). Built in 1170 and added upon since then, this splendid example of Gothic style offers a condensed view of the evolution of religious...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in the country. For more than 800 years, Dragsholm Slot, a Danish castle that has weathered the test of time, has stood bathed in the exceptional light of the Odsherred Peninsula. It is surrounded by the shallow bays, woods and fields of a Unesco Geopark. The impressive landscape was created during the ice age, with lateral moraines and rolling hills surrounded by Denmark's finest beaches and criss-crossed by paths that provide breathtaking views. Inside the castle, discover an ambience of warmth and authenticity, an invitation to continue the experience in the gourmet restaurant. Under the wide, white stone arches, Nordic gourmet cuisine holds court, fostered by the area's exquisite, acclaimed produce. ... Learn moreless
Considered the vegetable garden of Denmark, the Odsherred Geopark is a huge area (137 sq. miles) where some of the country's finest vegetables are grown. It is also a land that has provided unequaled inspiration for Danish painters since the 19th century. Its flavors and light attract gourmets and...Read More less
It is a century-old house with yellow walls, bordered by the sea and the woods of Christianslund. Inside, amidst a white and light wood decor, father and son bustle about the open kitchen and exchange with the guests who follow the preparations of the dishes. The cuisine is lively and showcases, within...Read More less
The children's author was born in Odense in the early 19th century. The whole city – traffic lights included – pays tribute to him and his fairy tales. One of five sites about his life, here you can see his famous paper cuts, a library of his work translated into 150 languages, as well as manuscripts....Read More less
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Restaurant and hotel in the country. As you cross the threshold of this traditional thatched-roofed house on the island of Fyn, the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales, you will experience the simple pleasures of Scandinavian living. The team at Falsled Kro offers guests the warmest of welcomes–just one encouragement to live in the moment and appreciate its cozy charms. Amid whitewashed walls, and surrounded by antique liquor cabinets, you will also be enchanted by the scent of freshly baked pastries, served throughout the day, drifting from a wood-fired oven. The generously decorated rooms feel like true cocoons and invite families to share a moment together and couples to cuddle up. A charming hotel, set in a verdant, natural environment, the Falsled Kro is also renowned for its seasonal cuisine, enhanced by fresh herbs from its own vegetable garden. ... Learn moreless
Founded in the 13th century, this port city boasted the largest fleet of fishing boats in the country five centuries later. The cobblestone streets lined with half-timbered houses and the 15th century bell tower, vestiges of this prosperous period, give the town its charm. Visit the museum dedicated...Read More less
Built in the middle of a lake in 1554, this castle is one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in Europe. Standing on oak pilings, the building is still lived in by descendants of the man who constructed it. Cross the drawbridge to visit the rooms that are open to the public. Head out into...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. On the island of Als, in southern Denmark, discover Sønderborg — a quaint harbour town where you are sure to fall instantly in love with Dyvig Badehotel. This elegant boutique hotel located on the waterfront is in perfect harmony with the surrounding countryside and the waters of the Baltic Sea, revealing its charm through its 19th century building which itself is a beautiful reflection of the local traditional architecture. Within this timeless and relaxed setting, the seventeen rooms and four spacious suites engage in a sophisticated interplay of original decor, antique furniture and modern elements. An authentic haven of peace, Dyvig Badehotel is the ideal place for a break in which you can find serenity, be pampered in the spa, and appreciate the beauty and wonders of this unique region of Denmark. This includes the culinary delights of chefs John Bech Amstrup and Christian Lebech, which can be enjoyed in the gourmet restaurant or brasserie. Their cuisine is both contemporary and classic, incorporating the best local produce — especially from the sea — in a seasonal menu that will leave you with memories you will soon not forget. ... Learn moreless
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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.