It’s a well-known fact that Denmark is the happiest country in the world according to UN’s World Happiness Report. But what is the secret of Danish happiness? Let’s find the answer together!
For each of us the perspective of happiness is different. And what I noticed in Copenhagen is that everyone had found his/her own happiness, and their “happinesses” didn’t necessarily match.
Family is hugely important for Danes. They take their children everywhere they go, so you can meet sweet blonde munchkins everywhere in Copenhagen. It’s as if the city belongs to those little creatures. They smile at you, they play with their parents, they enjoy the beauty of their city, they are just happy. And what else can be more heart-warming than seeing so many happy children in one place?
Another important thing for happiness is the human freedom. Where else could the Freetown Christiania exist, if not in the happiest place of the world? A neighborhood where human freedom governs, where there’re no artificial restrictions and fake laws, no money race and most importantly no limits for imagination. People there just live their own life and maximally enjoy it without bothering others.
Green, healthy environment is another contributing part of human happiness. There are so many parks and green areas in Copenhagen that sometimes it feels you’re in a forest, not in a modern city. Bikes – the healthy, environment-friendly means of transportation became the symbol of Copenhagen.
And finally, for those who find happiness in having money, I would say Danes don’t lack it as well 😀
P.S. One last statement by me – how can people not be happy in a city where the smallest ice cream is just huge?
Enjoy some Copenhagen pics! 🙂
The colorful Nyhavn
The Little Mermaid
The panoramic view of the city
Kronborg Castle, famous from Shakepeare’s Hamlet
One of those many parks in Copenhagen
Small details of the city
Opera House and other modern buildings
The Open Air Museum