The most important cities in Denmark

Are you already thinking about the destination for your next vacation or your next getaway? How about Denmark ? Believe it or not, it is an exceptional country that offers both an important historical and cultural heritage, as well as spectacular natural landscapes. In addition, you will be able to contemplate from castles that inspired Shakespeare himself, to the most cosmopolitan cities. In short, this country belonging to beautiful Scandinavia has everything you need to greatly enjoy your trip.

So that you can get to know Denmark better, today at Vuela Viajes we are going to talk to you about its most important cities , based on the number of inhabitants. Would you like to join us?


As you may have imagined, the most populous city in Denmark is its capital, Copenhagen, whose origin dates back to the 10th century, when it was founded as a Viking fishing village. It is important to bear in mind that although there is practically no historic center (the city was burned twice), it has a lot to offer: palaces, museums, galleries, a beautiful amusement park, cozy neighborhoods …


The second most populous city in Denmark is Aarhus, which is located in Jutland. Considered one of the oldest cities in the country (it was founded in the 8th century by the Vikings), Aarhus is situated between forests, lakes and a bay. Of course, its wonderful surroundings do not prevent it from being an important business, cultural and educational center. It is important to note that it has been chosen as one of the best destinations in Europe to travel in 2016 by Lonely Planet.


147 kilometers west of Copenhagen, on the island of Fiona, we find Odense, the third largest city in Denmark, as well as being one of the oldest. In fact, in 1988 they celebrated their 1,000 years old. Rich in historical monuments and noteworthy places, the city stands out as the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen.


The fourth most populous city in Denmark is Aalborg which, thanks to its location next to the Limfjord, a strait that separates the island of Vendsyssel-Thy from the rest of the Jutland peninsula, became an important port during the Middle Ages and a relevant industrial center later on.


We also have to talk about Frederiksberg, a commune located on the island of Zealand. Specifically, the city is an enclave within the municipality of Copenhagen. The Baroque- style Frederiksberg Palace stands out, which was the summer residence of the Danish royal family until the mid-19th century. Since then, its function has been that of the Military Academy of the Royal Danish Army.


The sixth most populous city in Denmark is Esbjerg, which is located in the southwest of the Jutland peninsula. It is Denmark’s main North Sea port . In addition, it has a relevant economic activity, including commerce, metallurgy, chemical industry, food industry and fishing. In addition, it is important to bear in mind that it is the headquarters of the country’s oil and natural gas exploitation.


The city of Randers could not be missing from this list, which became a dynamic business center thanks to its good access by land and water. The place is known for the number of roads that converge on it. The main tourist attraction in Randers is the Tropical Zoo, which is considered to be the largest man-made rainforest in Northern Europe.


Finally, we are going to talk about Kolding, a seaport in Denmark. Its main economic activity is shipbuilding , although trade, manufacturing, and the construction of machinery and transport are also relevant in the city. Among its main attractions is the History Museum, located in an old castle that impresses with its majesty.

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