Winter Time is Family Time

Despite the short days and dreary weather, winter time is a perfect time to visit Denmark with children. Copenhagen’s attractions are calmer than usual, so it’s great to stroll around a quiet museum and avoid the long queues at popular attractions. Make sure to wrap up warm when out exploring freezing but beautiful Copenhagen in winter.
Friday, January 26, 2018

Winter at the Zoo
Whatever season you plan to visit the Zoo, exhilarating experiences awaits you. Zoo is open every day throughout the year and the experience of the visit changes with the seasons. The appearance of the Garden and the behavior of the animals change depending on the time of your visit, whether it is a beautiful winter day with snow fallen down, or a late summer evening. During the winter holidays at the 10th to the 25th of February Zoo offers a lot of different daily activities for the whole family. In ZooLab you can learn more about the arctic animals and create your own polar bear claw and every day the Sami tent lights up a bonfire and shows you how the Nordic Sami people use bones, wool and skin to make clothes.
Learn more about the winter activities at Zoo here.  Copenhagen Zoo, Roskildevej 32, 2000 Frederiksberg 

Close encounter with sharks
Combining stunning architecture, a unique location and an exceptional cultural experience The Blue Planet – The National Aquarium Denmark offers the chance to see some of the world's most fascinating animal species up close. The aquarium endeavours to inspire guests to care for our beautiful blue planet through compelling storytelling. The aquarium – the largest of its kind in Northern Europe - caters to all ages, offering both the short bursts of adrenaline and the lingering afterthought. Don’t miss The Ocean Aquarium that contains 4 million liters of water and hundreds of sea creatures and sharks. Your heart may just skip a beat when you experience the speedy hammerhead sharks up close and personal. The encounter with the sharks starts with the story behind the big cities of the sea, the coral reefs, then goes on to debunk the myths and mysteries that surround sharks.

Learn more about The Ocean Aquarium here. The Blue Planet – The National Aquarium Denmark, Jacob Fortlingsvej 1, 2770 Kastrup

Sailor for a day
The award-winning M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark is built around an old dry dock and is designed by the internationally renowned architecture company BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). The architecture of the museum is iconic, guiding you through a continuous flow of spaces expanding across gently sloping floors at different levels before crossing the old dock. When you follow the sloping bridges down to the old dry dock, and enter the underground museum you will experience a whole range of exhibitions telling the story of Denmark as one of the world’s leading shipping nations - of the past and present. However the Maritime Museum is not only for adults. Interactive games, temporary sailor tattoo stands and fascinating exhibitions ensure that children of all ages can channel their inner sailor and have a great time at the museum. 

M/ Maritime Museum of Denmark, Ny Kronborgvej 1, 3000 Helsingør

To be or not to be – in Hamlet’s footsteps
The Maritime Museum is located at the UNESCO World Heritage site in Elsinore, just north of Copenhagen in a unique historical context adjacent to one of Denmark’s most important historical buildings, the Kronborg Castle. When visiting The Maritime Museum you have to pay a visit to the magnificent and impressive Kronborg as well.  The inside of the castle is a testimony of the Renaissance and baroque royal living.  Kronborg offers a wide range of experiences. Via your mobile phone, you can see the castle through a dramatization of the life of a convict in the fortress. Kronborg also offers lots of fun for children. Build your own castle in Lego blocks or climb around on a giant model of Kronborg. You can also take a tour of the castle in the company of Hamlet’s friend Horatio, and hear the drama of Hamlet as it could have played out in the famous Renaissance castle’s halls and corridors.

Learn more about the Hamlet walk here. Kronborg Castle, 3000 Helsingør.

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Kathrine Maria Amann