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Nyhavn Harbor in Copenhagen


Denmark is the smallest and most southern of the Scandinavian countries. It offers an interesting mix of lively cities and rural countryside. Ancient castles, ring forts, jazz festivals, the sleekest modern design you'll ever see and the people who invented Lego - who could ask for more? A honeymoon in Denmark may include a stay in a seaside cottage, windsurfing on the North or Baltic Seas and a city tour through pulsating Coopenhaugen.

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The native language in Denmark is Danish, but English is widely spoken. Given all the fun that there is to be had in this festival-happy scattering of islands, Denmark has the status of the least bank-breaking country in Scandinavia.
Situated in Northern Europe between the North Sea and the Baltic, Denmark is the only Scandinavian country connected to the European mainland. Denmark consists of about 400 islands, many of which are uninhabited. The capital, Copenhagen, is situated on Sealand, the largest island. The entire country is 16,630 square miles in area (half the size of Maine), not including Greenland and the Faroe Islands. By area, it's the smallest nation in Northern Europe.
Denmark's main events are the hundred-plus music festivals which run almost non-stop, covering a broad spectrum of music that includes jazz, rock, blues, gospel, Irish, classical, country and Cajun.

Take an early walk through the Botanic Garden in Copenhagen (Botanisk Have), which features 25 acres of landscaped grounds and a 19th-century Palm House. Right beside the Botanic Garden is, quite literally, one of Copenhagen's treasures - Rosenborg Palace. In this 17th-century royal residence, you'll find the Danish Crown Jewels and other treasures of the Danish Royal Family dating back to the year 1500.

Head east through the King's Garden to Amalienborg Palace, the current residence of Denmark's Royal Family. Arrive by noon to watch the Changing of the Guard. The ceremony takes place every day, but it's most exciting when Queen Margrethe II is in residence and a military marching band accompanies the guardsmen.

Tivoli - situated in the heart of the city, Tivoli has been visited by more than 270 million people since 1843. Here is everything a tourist may desire from a fairytale garden: 32 restaurants, 26 amusements, 400,000 flowers, 110,000 lamps, 150 concerts, artist shows, Tivoli Boys Guard and international stars. And two times weekly the skys above are illuminated by the famous fireworks. The newest addition to the ri is a quite impressive roller coaster called The Deamon
Climate and Weather
Denmark has a mild climate with no extremes of heat or cold. In the light summer months of June to August, the average daytime temperature is 70ºF and in February - the coldest month - the average is 34ºF. This makes Copenhagen's weather much more like London's or Amsterdam&'s than that of the other Scandinavian capitals.

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