Landmarks of Denmark
According to ethnicityology, the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, is famous for its architecture with numerous spiers, towers and bell towers. The city was founded in 1167 and has retained the charm of ancient times. Particularly noteworthy is the Amalienborg Palace complex, the residence of Queen Margaret II, an octagonal square on which four identical buildings are located opposite each other, the Marble Cathedral with its huge dome, Town Hall Square, Kongens Nytorv Square, the Academy of Arts, located in the former residence of the kings of Charlottenborg, the seat of parliament, Christiansborg Palace, Nyhavn district, where local artists and musicians gather, the local zoo, etc. The famous monument to the little mermaid is located on the port embankment. There are more than 700 museums in Denmark, and visitors should definitely pay attention to them. Particularly interesting is the Arsenal, the royal museum, where a collection of old clothes, firearms and carriages is exhibited. At the National Museum you can get acquainted with the history of Denmark, from the Stone Age and the Vikings to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. For contemporary art, visit Louisiana, one of the most famous museums in Europe. It is also worth visiting the Theater History Museum, the Round Tower, the Carriage Museum, the Labor Museum and the Karsberg New Glyptotek Museum, which contains a rich collection of art, from ancient to modern. It is worth visiting the island of Zealand, where there are beautiful forests, lakes, beaches and royal palaces. One of the largest in Scandinavia, the fortress of Kronborg, where the action of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” takes place, is located in Helsingør. The huge Frederiksborg Castle is also located here. The tomb of the Russian Empress Maria Feodorovna (1847-1928) and many other royal persons can be viewed in the 12th-century cathedral in Roskilde. It is also worth visiting the Viking Ship Museum. In the hometown of Hans Christian Anders, Odense, you can visit the house where he lived as a child, as well as a museum dedicated to the writer. The famous Legoland park is also located in Denmark, where an uncountable number of figures are made from the designer: Copenhagen and its royal palace, guardsmen, a monument to G.Kh. Andersen, an Indian country with many caves, monsters and attractions. The island of Funen, which is called the “Garden of Denmark”, deserves special attention. 124 castles are open to visitors, as well as many picturesque villages, manors and parks, preserved in their original form. Chalk cliffs 130 meters high can be admired on the island of Myon.
National cuisine of Denmark
The main characteristic of Danish cuisine is, perhaps, a huge selection of cold appetizers and sandwiches. It is no coincidence that the concept of “buffet” or “schmörebroedsedel” was born here. Sandwiches are made with almost anything here: from traditional ham to salted chicken with pineapple. In total there are more than two hundred species. It is noteworthy that sandwiches are eaten here with a knife and fork, often due to the fact that it is impossible to eat a multi-story culinary masterpiece in any other way. The choice of salads is also rich: from green beans and herring; from boiled fish, fresh tomatoes and pickles (“Copenhagen salad”); from cauliflower, pasta, celery root and ham and many others. Sometimes salads are served on a piece of bread as a sandwich. The choice of fish and other seafood is rich, but meat dishes are also presented: pork with red cabbage, pork liver, pates, salted chicken with pineapple, pork with prunes and apples, etc. The national dish is a thick blackcurrant jelly with whipped cream “red dreams mez fleuse”. Of the alcoholic beverages, the Danes prefer vodka and beer, the latter being incredibly popular and sold on almost every corner.
Visa to Denmark
To enter the territory of Denmark, citizens of the Russian Federation need to apply for a visa, which can be done in numerous representative offices of the kingdom in different cities of Russia. If you are applying for a tourist visa on your own (and not through a travel agency), you must provide a valid passport, the original and a copy of the first page of the old passport, hotel reservation confirmation, international medical insurance policy, two color photographs, a certificate from the place of work / study, a certificate of availability financial resources (50 euros per person per day), a cover letter indicating the exact route and purpose of the trip, a Schengen visa application form and other documents. The full list can be viewed on the website of the Danish Embassy in Moscow. If you are applying for a visa on your own, the processing will take from three to eight weeks. The consular fee is 1500 rubles.