The capital city Copenhagen is one of Europe's oldest cities and the largest city in Denmark. Tourists come here for the modern architecture, theatres, museums, a lively night life and all year round festivals that show the culture of the capital. As Denmark is such a small country, investment tends to be centered in and around the capital city.
Copenhagen has seen increasing investment from both the government and commercial sectors. This includes an airport that is considered one of the best in the world, a new metro system, and the Øresund Bridge which opened in 2000 to link Copenhagen to the prosperous city of Malmo in Sweden. A limited amount of building land coupled with increased immigration to the city from employees of multinational companies, as well as Danes, has significantly improved property prices. .
Aarhus is Denmark's second largest city and is the main employment hub outside the capital. The town has a large number of resident companies and good regional transport connections. St Clemens cathedral, Den Gamle By museum and the Aarhus botanical gardens draw tourists to this city as do the Jyske opera and Symphony orchestra. Aarhus is also a university city, creating a well-educated workforce.
The city is situated on the Odense river and is just over an hour away from Copenhagen. Odense has a small airport which regularly operates flights within Denmark and neighbouring countries. Odense city has many attractions which draw tourists to the city each year; including the Odense city museum, Odense Theatre and the University of South Denmark.
Aalbourg is the fourth largest city in Denmark. Several big industries have been closed in recent years but the city still remains an industrial and commercial centre. The city centre offers tourists a number of sight seeing opportunities such as Aaborghus castle, Budolfi church cathedral and Aalborgtarnet, a tripod tower built in 1933. Aalborg also has an annual carnival which attracts many visitors.
Vejle is a small town situated at the top of the Vejle fjord. This little town is an industrial centre and shipping based around food production. St Nikolai's church is one of the town's landmarks and Vejle's oldest building while a prominent windmill erected on the nearby hills has become a symbol for the town.
Roskilde is an ancient city and a key economic centre to the west of Copenhagen. Home to the oldest train station in Denmark the city helps to forge connections between Copenhagen and several surrounding towns and the islands of Falster and Lolland.
The two main attractions are The Roskilde cathedral and the Viking museum which are situated close to each other making it easy to visit them both on a day trip from Denmark's capital, Copenhagen. Roskilde also has an annual rock music festival which has become one of the biggest rock festivals in Europe. All the money generated over this musical weekend is donated to charity making it a popular event.