Denmark is a Scandinavian country comprising the Jutland Peninsula and numerous islands. It's linked to nearby Sweden via the Öresund bridge. Copenhagen, its capital, is home to royal palaces and colorful Nyhavn harbor, plus the Tivoli amusement park and the iconic “Little Mermaid” statue. Odense is writer Hans Christian Andersen’s hometown, with a medieval core of cobbled streets and half-timbered houses.
North of Copenhagen on Zealand Island is Kronborg Castle, portrayed as Elsinore in Shakespeare's “Hamlet." The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk specializes in modern and contemporary painting. The city of Roskilde has a Gothic brick cathedral and the Vikingeskibshallen museum, with 11th-century Viking ships. On the mainland, the port city Aarhus is home to the Den Gamle By Museum, showcasing traditional buildings. Denmark, responsible for many iconic 20th-century designs of furniture, fashion and architecture, is also the birthplace of Lego. Billund’s Legoland theme park showcases the famous plastic brick toy.