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Spotlight On: Denmark

Denmark is the home of Vikings, the Little Mermaid, 406 islands and 7314 km of coastline. It borders Germany by land and Sweden via the Oresund Bridge. The highest point in the country is only 170 metres above sea level.

The capital Copenhagen with its stunning architecture and world class attractions and venues, is found to the east of the country.

Travel

Denmark is accessible by air, sea, road or rail, air being the preferred method from the UK. Denmark’s main airport is Copenhagen Airport on the island of Zealand. This serviced by all major international airline operators and has over 140 direct flights every day. The Jutland peninsula can also be accessed via Billund, Aarhus and Aalborg airports.

Copenhagen’s city centre can be reached from the airport in about 15 minutes by metro or via regular trains and buses.

Danish public transport is fast and efficient, allowing easy travel between towns and cities across the country. Bicycles are a popular means of transport for locals.

 

Venues

Denmark has a range of venues for meetings, conferences, congresses and incentive travel, located across the country.

The Tivoli Hotel and Congress Center, located in the heart of Copenhagen is one of the largest conference and event venues in the city, with a Congress Hall for up to 2,400 and meeting facilities for up to 5,500. In contrast Konventum Conference Centre, with 45 meeting rooms, is scenically located with views over the golf course and the Oresund, the strait which forms the Danish-Swedish border. The Odense Congress Center, in the central Odense region, has 22,000 square metres of flexible meeting space.

Unusual venues for conferences or gala dinners include

o National Gallery of Denmark – beautiful architecture and a stylish setting amidst 700 years of art.
o Tycho Brahe Planetarium – for an under the stars experience
o Den Blå Planet – aquarium and behind the scenes tours
o Tivoli Gardens – a wide variety of magical venues to make your meetings memorable
o Moltkes Palace – an historic venue dating from 1702 and situated in the heart of old Copenhagen

 

Hotels

Denmark prides itself on its wide variety of accommodation types from 5-star hotels in downtown Copenhagen to designer boutique hotels and historic castles in Jutland.

Our recommendations include the elegant and spacious AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen with its unique architecture or Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen, just a few minutes from popular places like the Strøget pedestrian area and Nyhavn waterfront area. Other hotels in Copenhagen include the historic Copenhagen Admiral Hotel, where all rooms have their own unique style.

Away from Copenhagen, the Nyborg Strand is centrally located in the middle of Denmark, situated right on the beach, and has beautiful views of the Great Belt Bridge which runs between Zealand and Funen. Munkebjerk Hotel is also scenically situated, less than 10 minutes walk to the beach and surrounded by forest. For a different experience entirely try Hotel Legoland in Billund.

 

Social Programmes and Activities

Denmark offers a wealth of cultural experiences, historic attractions and scenic landscapes, perfect for social programmes, leisure pursuits and team building activities.

Copenhagen has sightseeing options such as the Tivoli Gardens, Amalienborg Palace, the Crown Jewels and also evening entertainment such as the Royal Danish Ballet.

The island of Funen is famous for its fairy-tale castles and known as the birthplace of the author Hans Christian Andersen and the composer Carl Neilsen. Museums dedicated to each are located in the main city of Odense. The nearby open-air Funen Village gives visitors an insight into 19th century Danish life.

Zealand is home to Hamlet’s UNESCO World Heritage Kronborg Castle as well as Viking sites around Roskilde and Frederiksborg.

 

Dining

Denmark is home to 26 Michelin stars, 20 of which belong to restaurants in its capital Copenhagen. These include Geranium, the first to gain three stars, the refined Nordic Noma, gourmet Thai restaurant Kiin Kiin and Kong Hans Kaelder serving a Franco-Danish menu and located in the oldest building in Copenhagen.

Other recommendations across the country include the historic Hotel Frederiksminde with its sea views, and the country road inn Sollerod Kro.

 

For help with conferences and events in Denmark please contact Bien Venue on 01625 877776 or email us at sales@bvevents.co.uk