Denmark is known as an extremely beautiful country in Northern Europe with the highest level of human, economic and social development in the world. Besides natural beauty, many cities in Denmark are also famous for their architecture, culture, cuisine, and local people’s life. So, here, let’s take a look at the top 5 most famous cities of Denmark with Bigguidess!
Viborg, a city in Denmark, is located in the center of Jutland peninsula. Viborg has 34,831 residents (2008) and is the 15th most populous city in Denmark. The city is also the home of the Western Superior Court (Denmark) and the headquarters of the New Viborg Town, with an area of 1,474.05 km2 (3.3% of Denmark). and has a population of 92,084 people (2008).
Viborg is one of the oldest cities in Denmark, from the Viking age of the 8th century. Due to its location in the center of the Jutland peninsula, the city was of strategic political and religious importance in medieval times. . The name of the city, over time changed from Wibiærgh, Wybærgh, Wiburgh to the Latin word Wibergis, which meant the place dedicated to God, in which Vi in Old Danish means sacred place.
Until 1848 Viborg was the headquarters of the Stænderforsamling (the equivalent to the Kingdom Advisory Council), from which other agencies such as Kreditforeningen (Credit Association) and Hedeselskabet (the equivalent of the Business Association and disseminating new knowledge ). In 1864 opened the railway line from Viborg to the city of Skive. The first train station was located on the side of Søndersø, but in 1896 the railway was located southwest of the city and the new station was built in the same year as it is now.
Odense city is Denmark’s third largest city (after Copenhagen and Aarhus). The name Odense is derived from Odin, the name of a god in Norse mythology.
Odense (from Odins Vi = “Odin’s sacred place”) is one of Denmark’s oldest cities. In 1988, the city celebrated its 1,000th birthday by planting a forest of trees, called the 1,000-year-old Forest (Tusindårsskoven).
Odense has an area of 306 km² with 158,163 inhabitants (January 1, 2008), and is the main city of the island of Fyn, as well as the headquarters of the Town of Odense. The city’s train station connects railway traffic between Copenhagen and the Jutland peninsula.
After Denmark built the Storebælt Bridge to replace the ferry across the Storebælt Strait, the traffic between Odense and Copenhagen was very convenient and greatly shortened.
Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, and the second largest city in the Nordic region (only lost to Stockholm – the capital of Sweden). Copenhagen has 1,153,615 inhabitants (2008). With the Oresund Bridge connecting the two Danish-Swedish countries, Copenhagen has become the center of the Danish-Swedish urban area called Oresund. It is Scandinavia’s largest region with a population of over 3.5 million people. As the capital city, Copenhagen is home to Denmark’s central legislature, executive, and judiciary.
Under King Christian IV, the old city walls along Gothersgade Road were demolished, the city extended to the current railway stretch between Nørreport and Østerport, while the medieval ramparts were modernized and expanded with defensive fortifications in the new Christianshavn district. From 1658-1660 during the First Swedish War, Copenhagen was the last area under Danish control, despite being surrounded by the Swedish army. In February of 1659, the Swedes tried to attack the city, but the troops and people of the city held up and the Swedes continued to besiege until May 27, 1660.
Hillerød is the city of Denmark, and the third largest city on the island of Sjælland, after Copenhagen and Helsingør, with a population of 30,350 (January 1, 2011).
The ruins of the Æbelholt monastery are the ruins of the largest Augustinian monastic order in the Nordic countries. This monastery was founded in 1175-1176 by French Augustine monk Guillaume of Paris (later canonized). . After the Reformation of Religion (from Catholicism to Protestantism) in 1536, monasteries’ lands were occupied by the state, and buildings were demolished. Some bricks were later used to build Frederiksborg Castle.
Hillerød is surrounded by some of Denmark’s largest woodland, with the Great Zoo in the south and Gribskov forest in the north. Gribskov is the second largest forest in Denmark, including Lake Esrum, one of the largest lakes in Denmark. Fredensborg Castle Garden by the Gribskov Forest and Lake Esrum.
The most popular tourist attraction is Frederiksborg Castle, built by King Frederik II in 1560, and his son Christian the Fourth (1600-1620), used as the residence of many Dan kings. Circuit.
Aarhus (often spelled Århus in Denmark) is the second largest city in Denmark, located on the Gulf of Århus, east of the Jutland peninsula. The city center is located in a small river valley called Aarhus, while other areas are higher in the surrounding hilly areas. Just in the northern suburbs, there is a small forest of Riiskov (about 80 ha) and in the southern suburb is the Marselisborg Skov forest (about 1300 ha). These two places are often used as a place to hang out or picnic. To the west are Lake Brabrand (153 hectares) and Lake Årslev Engsø (about 100 hectares), which are also popular promenades.
Since the 12th century, Aarhus has flourished and was granted the privilege of a town by King Christoffer III on 2 July 1441. By the 17th and 18th centuries, Aarhus became an important trading city thanks to a convenient port. In addition to domestic trade, Aarhus also trades with Norway, Lübeck, Amsterdam, England, France, and Spain. In the mid-17th century, Aarhus had a merchant fleet of about 100 ships. The annual export of rice to Norway and abroad amounted to about 20,000 tønder, by the early 18th century it increased to about 36,000 tønder. Then came the recession. In 1735 Århus had only a small trade with Norway and Lübeck. The merchant crew only had 31 ships.