Denmark is small. If you visit only the Copenhagen area it will seem a mix of urban and rather dense suburban; green for sure, but easily seen to be (or have been) under the hand of old time agriculture and modern economy. It has a very nice vibe however; a smallish city, historic sites all over the place, and pleasant welcoming people.
We spent a couple days here before heading to Norway and got a look at several royal locations. The Danes enjoy their royal family and the royal family is pretty much a group of normal Danes. They ski, they shop, they wander about town. But, there are also estates, castles, and parks. We had the opportunity to see the arrival of some national ambassadors at the Fredensborg Palace. Just by chance we swung off the main road to see the summer palace which just happened to be near our route north. We parked and walked up the cobblestone roadway toward the palace when there was a clatter of hooves and a phalanx of glorious horses entered, followed by a shiny horse-drawn carriage. As they went past the red-jacketed driver and footman were on either side a passenger inside the carriage. It turned out that the Queen was welcoming, and receiving the papers from, several new ambassadors to Denmark. The images below show the pomp and spectacle of this occasion – as done in a European monarchy.