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Top Choice Castle in Helsingør

Kronborg Slot

Best known as the Elsinore Castle of Shakespeare's Hamlet, this Unesco World Heritage site is a vast Renaissance masterpiece topped by baroque green-copper spires. It's ringed by moats, fortifications and powerful V…
Top Choice Castle in Hillerød

Frederiksborg Slot

One of Denmark's most impressive buildings, this gigantic, Dutch Renaissance–styled fortress-palace rises proudly out of photogenic moat-lake Slotsø. Access is free to the impressive central courtyards and huge, bea…
Top Choice Museum in Helsingør

M/S Museet for Søfart

Ingeniously built into a dry dock beside Kronborg Slot, this subterranean museum merits a visit as much for its design as for its informative multimedia galleries. These explore Denmark's maritime history and cultur…
Top Choice Museum in Roskilde

Viking Ship Museum

Five original Viking ships, discovered at the bottom of Roskilde Fjord, are displayed in the main hall of this must-see museum. A short walk away, the same ticket gives access to the workshops of Museumsø, where arc…
Top Choice Cathedral in Roskilde

Roskilde Domkirke

The crème de la crème of Danish cathedrals, this twin-spired giant was started by Bishop Absalon in 1170, but has been rebuilt and tweaked so many times that it’s now a superb showcase of 850 years’ worth of Danish …
Top Choice Museum in Northeastern Zealand

Louisiana

This extraordinary museum of modern and contemporary art should be high on your 'to do' list even if you're not normally a gallery-goer. Along with its ever-changing, cutting-edge exhibitions, much of the thrill her…
Top Choice Museum in Roskilde

Ragnarock

Within a startling architectural statement of a building, this spirit-lifting, highly interactive museum delivers a multisensory, experiential and often humorous journey through the evolution of rock music and youth…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Tisvildeleje

Little Cafe

Using eclectic music, junk-shop furniture, mismatched crockery, old lamps, pot plants and fresh flowers to fine effect, this fabulously quirky American-run cafe is signed with nothing more than a painted cup. At lun…
Top Choice Danish in Sorø

Støvlet-Katrines Hus

Suited-and-tied waiters usher discerning diners to white-clothed tables in this suave, thatch-roofed farmstead that was once home to Christian VII’s mistress. These days, lust comes in the form of delicious, seasona…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Køge

Hugos Kælder

In a brick-walled 14th-century cellar entered from one of Køge's secret central courtyards, Hugos is a beer-lover's paradise, with three of its own brews among 20 on tap, plus well over 200 further beers available b…