Another way to learn about the country's customs and history is to see how its people used to live and learn about their culture.
Travel back in time in a Victorian house.
If you find yourself near the National Museum of Copenhagen and you'd like to know what 19th century Danish society was like, don't miss the Victorian Home Museum next to the Frederiksholms canal. As soon as you go through the doors you will sense the atmosphere of luxury and privacy in equal parts; here it is easy to imagine the life of its owners, the family of the Danish businessman Rudolph Christensen, who used to walk from home to the shop that he ran in Østergade. Interestingly, the family and heirs lived here from 1886 until the beginning of the 1960s, and the mansion's original layout and furniture have been kept virtually intact from day one. Preserving the memory of the Christensens, there are luxurious sofas, cabinets and chandeliers, with curtain fabrics in the lounge that are estimated to be more than 100 years old.