Denmark consists of the Jutland Peninsula and numerous islands and is a Scandinavian country. 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. The stylish, hip towns of Aarhus and Silkeborg are both within easy travel distance.
København’s Metropolitan Area boasts 330,000 inhabitants, and is both the largest Danish city and the region’s largest. It is a regional center for education, media and commerce and an important transport hub, with trains running throughout Denmark, as well as transportation to England and Germany by road and water. København’s other claim to fame is the fleet of brightly painted boats sailing up and down the canals.
The 12th-century Roskilde Cathedral is a popular tourist destination. Lastly, Aarhus is the country’s second-largest city, with the Amager Strandpark park in the heart of town, and great seafood and medieval architecture.
Denmark is a small country, but the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime has some mighty big implications. On Monday, the Danish government announced that it will be ignoring the terms of the Copenhagen Convention, which it has ratified, after determining that the document doesn’t provide enough control over IT resources to avoid unconstitutionally hindering Internet privacy. Now that Denmark has decided to do this, according to the Associated Press, Turkey is following its example, and a proposed European-wide treaty will likely be voted down in Copenhagen.
“Although Denmark considers it the right way to go, it’s still pretty damning,” Internet law expert Barbara Olsson told the AP. “The legal situation has changed.” The Copenhagen Convention requires signatories to develop domestic laws that address privacy on the Internet, including restrictions on Web filtering and surveillance. It also requires the majority of signatories to agree to safeguards that protect the privacy of information on the network and the rights of Internet users. While the council doesn’t specify that Denmark must actually abide by the law, it does require other nations to provide similar guarantees.
Denmark is a popular destination for German tourists and for good reason. There are many things to do, and it feels like there is no end to the attractions. One of the most popular spots is Copenhagen, known as the living room of Europe. This city is overflowing with friendly people, cheap cost of living, and wonderful history. It feels like an extension of Germany with its buildings in various styles, and a variety of art museums.
In north-western Europe, Denmark is a country of some 5.6 million people. Its seat of government, once part of the German kingdom, was for centuries in the same part of Germany that gave birth to the Reformation.
Some of the most liberal-minded people in the world are Danes. The income gap between rich and poor is large and unemployment benefits are generous, and they are famous for spending a lot of money on health care.
Date of last update: 3. June, 2021