The Happiest People on Earth
The Kingdom of Denmark nestles quietly between Germany to the south and raging seas on all other sides. 16,638.69 square miles of flat, arable land and sandy coasts populated by 5.6 million of the happiest people on earth – as nominated by the World Happiness Report.
Denmark is the most egalitarian society in the world. The Danes are guided by a strong set of core values, including freedom for the individual, equality, respect, tolerance, and a strong sense of mutual trust. Combine these with an efficient, well-run society, the world’s best welfare system and a cohesive infrastructure and the result is an ideal spot for congress participants from all corners of the world to meet.
Denmark is rich in history. It is one of the world’s oldest monarchies. We have a thriving cultural scene and, in recent years, we have become the frontrunners in New Nordic Cuisine, a movement that has taken the culinary world by storm. Denmark also boasts an impressive design heritage that has spread far beyond our borders. Travelling from one island to the next through Denmark, you will encounter ancient castles, strong traditions within the arts, and a multitude of coastal settlements that offer outstanding maritime experiences.
The southernmost parts of Denmark, South Jutland and the island of Funen is Denmark’s historic borderland. Odense is the regional capital. We have a rich and varied past and a unique culture. The landscape is softly undulating. We have wide expanses of open land, bordered by the Great Belt to the east and the Wadden Sea National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) to the west.
Southern Denmark offers a wealth of opportunities within a relatively small area. The distances between urban centres and stunning natural variation are negligible. Southern Denmark boasts tranquil beech woods and windswept dunes.