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Tourists looking beyond Copenhagen

Eight of ten of the country’s most popular tourist destinations are located in Jutland

Tourists love the west cost of Denmark (Photo: magnetismus)
July 21st, 2015 1:32 pm| by Ray W

When measures like the number of nights in hotels, resorts, hostels, campgrounds and marinas are factored in, Jutland municipalities are among the most popular tourist destinations in Denmark, according to 2014 summertime figures from Danmarks Statistik.

Copenhagen remains the country’s top tourist destination but eight out of the rest of the top ten includes Jutland municipalities.

“It is almost entirely due to Germans visiting the west coast,” Lars Ramme, marketing head at VisitDenmark told DR Nyheder.

Ramme said that nearly 60 percent of all tourists in Denmark have German passports.

“There are 150 Germans for every Chinese guest, but you wouldn’t know it from the media,” said Ramme. “The Germans are under the radar, but they are the butter on the bread of Danish tourism.

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Aarhus, the country’s second largest municipality finished just outside the top ten.