04/16/2012 08:00 am ET Updated Jun 16, 2012

What To Do In Copenhagen: Danish Day Trips

While there is no end to the number of activities in Copenhagen, the city's surrounds have equally abundant offerings - from a world class modern art museum to the sandy beaches of the Danish Riviera to the castle where Hamlet was set - all of which are easily accessible by train in little more than an hour.

If that were not reason enough to combine a visit to Copenhagen with side trips beyond, spending a few days in the countryside also provides valuable insight into how the Danes -- known to be the happiest nationality on Earth -- really spend their free time.

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