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Hans Christian Andersen

Beyond Cophenhagen lies fairy tale Denmark

Beyond Cophenhagen lies fairy tale Denmark

Copenhagen is a thriving metropolis and the main attraction in Denmark. But a trip here isn't complete without a swing through the cute Danish countryside. In less than two hours, you can time-travel from modern Copenhagen to a 10th-century Viking ship, 17th-century castle or 19th-century fairy tale. Today's Denmark is small — roughly twice the size of Massachusetts — but at one time the Danish empire included all of Scandinavia and stretched into Germany. A reminder of all that power is the stunning Frederiksborg Castle, floating serenely on an island in the middle of a lake. An hour north of Copenhagen, Frederiksborg is considered by many to be the grandest castle in...