Romantic Places in Denmark
South Sea Islands
Bucolic rolling hills, glistening beech forests, good beaches and white chalk cliffs, Hans Christian Andersen country.
Drive over the bridge from Zealand (Copenhagen is here) to Funen, Denmark’s thatched-roof fairytale garden island, Funen was the boyhood home and an inspiration for Hans Christian Andersen’s stories.
T: +45 62 68 11 11. 11 rooms. US$ 320-
Former 16th century thatched-roofed smuggler’s inn, now a renowned Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms.
Liselund Ny Slot
Mon Island, Denmark
T: +45 55-81 20 81. 15 rooms. US$ 130-
Drive from Zealand to Mon Island, noted for the dramatic Mons Klint chalk cliffs, pastoral countryside and neolithic burial sites. Hotel set in parkland next to a castle.
North Sea Islands
White sandy beaches, bird sanctuaries, and thatched roofed homes.
Kropladsen 11, Sonderho Fano, Denmark
T: +45 75 164009. US$ 150-
Historic inn dates back to the early 18th century and has been in the same family for nine generations. Set on the southern tip of Fano, one of the prettiest of the North Sea Islands.
Europe’s latest capital of cool. The Vestebro district—a funky, trendy, gentrifying enclave—is popular with the hip and young.
Vesterbrogade 66 DK-1620
T: +45 3322 1500. 64 rooms. US$ 218-
A 19th century hotel decorated in French Colonial style; most rooms feature 4-poster beds and original artwork. This charming hotel is located in the vibrant Vestebro district.
T: +45 8870 0000. 17 rooms. US$ 365-
A expert mix of minimalism and antiques, most rooms overlook the Tivoli gardens. Located within easy reach of the Vestebro district.
T.: +45 3964 0028. US$ 280-
A romantic seaside inn, close to the beach and sea, and seven miles from the center of Copenhagen. It is surrounded by historic fishermen’s houses in a small gentrified village, not far from Dyrehaven (Royal Hunting Grounds) from 1670 with its forest and open fields. You can enjoy the area by bicycle, on foot or in a horse-drawn carriage. This natural preserve has an abundance of wildlife, including large herds of deer.