Even though it is the capital and largest city in Denmark, Copenhagen has just over 600,000 inhabitants, according to Countryaah.com. Located on two islands and very close to Sweden, it is one of the safest capitals in the world and, like Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, is well known for the use of bicycles among most of the population.
Full of incredible natural landscapes and well-preserved historic landmarks, it is one of the oldest cities in Europe (founded in 1167) and has several quality higher education institutions. The biggest one is the University of Copenhagen, which is also the best in the country. The Technical University of Denmark is located on the outskirts of the city, in the province of Lyngby.
The city is full of restaurants, cafes, clubs and bars and some of its most well-known spots are Rosenburg Castle, King’s Garden, Tivoli Park (the second oldest in the world still in operation) and the Langelinie pier, where it is the famous Little Mermaid statue.
Turning again to educational institutions, other important centers are the Copenhagen Business School (CBS), the Copenhagen University College of Engineering (DTU Diplom), the Zealand Business and Technology Institute (Zibat), the Copenhagen Business Academy (Cphbusiness) and the Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA).
Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, is known as the city of progress and innovation and also for being an important center of education. Located on the island of Jutland, it attracts several tourists to its historic landmarks, among them the Den Gamle By (or old town), a veritable open-air museum consisting of 75 historic buildings collected from 20 locations across the country. It is also a very green city with important parks like Memorial Park and Marienlyst Park, as well as a Botanical Garden.
And more! Aarhus is also a regional gastronomic center, offering good restaurants with traditional Danish food, new Nordic cuisine, as well as Mediterranean and Asian food, among many others. It also has the largest port in Denmark and is a 3-hour drive from the country’s capital.
The city’s main university is Aarhus University, Denmark’s second largest. Also important are Aarhus Technical College (ATC), Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering, Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX), Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus School of Architecture and Royal Academy of Fine Arts Arts from Denmark.
Aalborg is Denmark’s fourth city in population and also one of the oldest. Located in the north of the country, it is an important center for business and commerce and is also full of natural landscapes and stunning architecture located by the sea. It has a lively nightlife and a variety of theaters and concert halls, as well as museums such as the Aalborg Historical Museum and the Aalborg Museum of Modern Art. It is also famous for the Aalborg Carnival, which takes place in May and attracts more than 100,000 tourists every year.
The most important higher education institutions in the city are the University of Aalborg, founded in 1974, and the University College of Northern Denmark, which is an institution for technical and vocational courses.
With just under 200 thousand inhabitants, Odense is the third largest city in Denmark and was once one of the main industrial centers in the country. Today it is an important commercial center on the island of Funen, in the southwest of Denmark. The University of Southern Denmark (SDU) is the main university in the city and has around 27,000 students.
A curious fact is that Odense is the home town of Hans Christian Andersen, the author of hundreds of world-famous fairy tales. In fact, there are a large number of museums, sculptures and attractions dedicated to the writer and his works. There you will also find several art galleries and even a zoo.
Finally, Odense still counts on large industries, mainly in the robotics area, offering great internship and employment opportunities for recently graduated students.