Key Country Facts
Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen, inspired Walt Disney to create Disneyland!
Klitmøller, Strøget, Copenhagen, Christiania, Tivoli Gardens
Top exports: packaged medicaments, refined petroleum, electric generating sets, human blood or animal blood, and pig meat
Today I’m in Denmark, established in the 10th century! About 5.1 million people (2013) live here. Its capital is Copenhagen. The primary language is Danish and the main religion is the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denmark (Christianity). This is the state religion, making Denmark a non-secular state. . The time zone is 5 hours ahead of EST.
Travelers, pack a raincoat! Denmark is very rainy, with 171 days of precipitation average, or about every two days. Yet despite the rain, Denmark is also routinely selected as “the Happiest Country in the World.”
Surfers will delight in visiting “Cold Hawaii” in Klitmøller, one of the best beaches in Scandinavia for surfing. No part of Denmark is more than 30 miles (50km) from the sea. In Copenhagen, history lovers will enjoy walking along Strøget, the longest and oldest pedestrian street in the world at about 2 miles (3.2km).
An especially interesting place to visit is Christiania, also known as Freetown Christiania. This is a commune established in 1971 that still stands today as an autonomous social experiment inside part of Copenhagen. Around 850 people live here. In this town travelers will see the iconic sign “You are now entering the EU” upon leaving the commune.
Also worth a visit is the Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen, which inspired Walt Disney to create Disneyland.