Denmark is a lovely country to visit, and Copenhagen is a beautiful city. While there are numerous fantastic spots to see in the Danish capital, there is a lot more to Denmark than Copenhagen. One benefit of the country being small is that you reach most of it quickly enough. The Danish railway is a good choice if you don’t want to try driving on the right-hand side of the road.
So, make the most of your visit to Denmark. Staying at a design hotel in central Copenhagen, you’ll have all of the country to discover while still enjoying the buzzing capital and all its restaurants, cafés and nightlife. Just hop on a train and set course for another part of Denmark and you will see a completely different side of the country.
Into Art? Set Course for Louisiana Museum for Modern Art
Louisiana Museum for Modern Art is located in Humlebaek just outside Elsinore. The train ride there from Copenhagen is just under an hour, and the trains run regularly.
The name Louisiana stems from the original building, erected by a Danish nobleman. He named the house Louisiana since all three of his wives coincidentally were called Louise. Knud W. Jensen, who opened the museum chose to keep the name, and today it is an institution in Denmark and internationally.
Louisiana focuses on international contemporary art. In the permanent exhibition you will find works by Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, to mention a few of the artists. There is also a wonderful sculpture park at Louisiana, not to be missed. In the garden you’ll find works by Joan Miró and Alexander Calder, among others.
When you feel that you have had enough of art, take a leisurely stroll in the park and enjoy the breathtaking views and the lush environments. A cup of coffee and a piece of cake provides a perfect finale to the visit. Or, if you feel a surge of energy once you have downed the coffee, take a second tour around the museum and discover things that you missed the first time around.
Before you leave, make sure to visit the museum gift shop and purchase a poster, an art book or maybe even some design furniture.