Denmark, situated on the Jutland Peninsula and surrounding islands, is a quintessentially coastal country. No location in Denmark is further from the coast than 52 km. As a result, the landscape is largely flat and arable, with islands connected by bridges. What the country lacks in natural beauty it makes up for in the sleek and modernist architecture of its cities. The Øresund Bridge, for example, is instantly recognisable, and was made famous in the hit Swedish-Danish TV series Broen (The Bridge).
Second oldest amusement park in the whole world, opened in 1843 Tivoli Gardens is 80 000 m² full of fun. It contains roller coasters, giant swings, bumper cars and fun houses. Aside from traditional destinations, Tivoli also has performing arts spectacles, festivals and fireworks shows.
The Danes are the wildchild of Scandinavia, humorous, reckless and outgoing. Their specific sense of humor is reflected in their tradition to publicly pour cinnamon over their friends if they are unmarried at the age of 25. In addition, Denmark has the lowest legal drinking age of all Nordics; 16 for beers and wine (but 18 to enter bars), and Copenhagen even has an area where hash trade is legal, kind of – Freetown Christiania is an anarchist neighborhood that has proclaimed itself autonomous.
Danish people avoid empty superficial compliments, are punctual, and can be considered slightly reserved at first (though not as much as the Finns). They are unrestrained in their expression and are not afraid of the truth. They are open minded and welcoming, and their national identity is only limited to knowing the Danish language and having an emotional connection to Denmark. Danish people are great friends to have.
The Kingdom of Denmark is situated in a peninsula named Jutland, and a collection of whopping 443 islands. The Kingdom of Denmark also contains the autonomous areas of Faroe Islands and Greenland. The mainland of Denmark is filled with lighthouses, ports, and colorful buildings. The peninsula borders Germany to the south, and one of the islands is connected to southern Sweden with a bridge. Danish is the official language, with German having a role of a recognized language. The currency is the Danish Krone (DKK).
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