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The Killing (Forbrydelsen)

Forbrydelsen was a popular show in Denmark, but no-one expected the legions of devotees, international spin-offs and cult status that it would receive abroad as The Killing. Find out more about The Killing, the show that sparked a dark interest in all things Danish...

On the trail of The Killing

Over 20 intense days, Detective Inspector Sarah Lund (Sophie Gråbøl) unravels more than she bargained for around Copenhagen’s dark, tangled streets in The Killing Season One. You too can follow the chase with this Killing guide and themed map of Copenhagen. Just don't expect darkness, driving rain or murders, the key themes of the TV series!

The Killing: A Scandinavian success story

The Killing has become a cult sensation across Europe and further afield, drawing viewers in over 17 countries. It's won a BAFTA, been nominated for an Emmy and has since spawned an American remake. The Killing also paved the way for huge interest in all things Danish and helped launch other successful Danish TV series, such as Borgen, The Bridge and The Legacy (Arvingerne)

Copenhagen crime scene

For an unusual route around Denmark's crime-drama capital, why not try The Killing-themed guided tour? This tour takes you to locations from the hit Nordic TV series The Killing, such as Copenhagen City Hall (Rådhuset) and Sarah Lund's apartment.

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Crime dramas are something of a Danish speciality. Besides The Killing and Borgen, Denmark is also responsible for five other Emmy-winning drama series.

Head to Copenhagen for locations from The Killing!