The small Danish town of Christiansfeld joined a prestigious list comprised of sites such as France’s Versailles and the Pyramids of Egypt when it was named a World Heritage Site by Unesco over the weekend.
If you hadn't heard of Christiansfeld before the honour, you’re probably not alone.
But the Danish countryside and coastline is actually packed with idyllic towns and villages situated in stunning surroundings – and you’ve probably never heard of them either.
That's why The Local thought that we should mark the occasion by bringing you ten of Denmark’s most beautiful towns that that you’ve probably never heard of, so that you when you're planning your next trip you can enjoy unspoilt charm in the serenity it deserves.
SEE THE GALLERY: Ten beautiful Danish towns you've never heard of
We have found destinations spread across the entire country that the Danes themselves flock to during the summer months, from the banks of the Wadden Sea in Jutland to the rocky isle of Bornholm.
To find out what town is featured below and what other ones made the list, click through on the photo below for the full gallery.