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    You should definitely try a city break in Europe! If you love exploring cozy streets and getting up close to the local culture - then Denmark has four amazing city break destinations for you. Aalborg and Aarhus are small cities, but very intimate and lively, making them super easy to explore on a short city break. Copenhagen was recently crowned as the most livable city in the world and you will quickly realize why when you visit Copenhagen on your city break.

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    Denmark has literally hundreds of manors, castles and palaces. Many are still privately owned by aristocratic families, who welcome visitors to their magnificent homes and private collections. Download as PDF

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    Romantic and inspiring – in Denmark visitors can live like a king at historic castles and manors. Experience these grand estates and enjoy fine dining, golfing and centuries old heritage. Download itinerary as PDF 

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    Fairytale-like castles, cobblestone narrow streets, old timbered houses, canal, fields of yellow, windmills, lots of bicycles, happy people, modern architecture and design, as well as a certain sculpture of a little mermaid. Copenhagen is all that, and so much more. Find more Copenhagen itineraries

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    The island of Bornholm has uniquely contrasting landscapes. Head North for rugged coastal rock formations and South for endless stretches of white sand. Everywhere you'll find cycle and hiking routes and great sights.

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    An area surrounded by water and dotted with lakes and forests, North Zealand is a great area for a day out or a few days exploring the region's natural offerings.

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    Put Hamlet’s Castle, Kronborg, on your list of things to see whilst in Denmark! Whether you’re looking for things to do near Copenhagen or have more time to explore, there's time enough to visit Denmark’s most famous castle, immortalised by Shakespeare back in the 1600s.

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    Denmark is one of the oldest monarchies in the world and its long legacy is perfectly preserved in its many fine castles, manor houses and gardens. Many are still used by the royal family today and most are open for you to explore, with exhibitions, museums, art collections and other events throughout the year.

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    Just as West Jutland's landscape is dominated by the sea, so is its culture and heritage. Feel the maritime past pulse through you at museums, lighthouses, galleries and historical buildings across the region.

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    If you’re looking for a place to stay on a grander scale, then a Danish castle or manor house hotel is just for you. There are many spectacular castle and manor house hotels around Denmark. Treat yourself like royalty and stay in a prestigious and historic setting, with state-of-the-art amenities. Staying in a castle or manor house is the best of old and new Denmark in one holiday experience.

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    Wonder at Egeskov Castle, Europe's best preserved Renaissance moat castle Explore the cathedral city and birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, Odense Go island hopping in the South Funen Archipelago Visit the quaint cobbled town of Ærøskøbing  Take a day trip to Faaborg, another lovely coastal town Further reading Read more about Funen.

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    Absorb wonderful art, architecture and sea views at Louisiana, Denmark’s most popular modern art gallery Follow Shakespeare’s Hamlet to it setting, Kronborg Castle Relax in the cute fishing villages and beach areas of the North Sealand coast See the stunning Frederiksberg Castle, nestled on a lake  Visit the home of the late, great writer Karen Blixen Further reading Read more about North Zealand.

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    For centuries, North Sealand has been the playground of Danish kings and queens and you can feel its important role in Danish history at the region’s many castles and royal parklands.

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    Immerse yourself in rich Danish history and explore the magnificent homes of the Danish Royal Family, past and present, at these stunning castles in Denmark. Visit the homes of Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik, the popular royal couple who split their time between Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen and Fredensborg Palace in North Zealand. Be entranced by the crown jewels of Denmark at the iconic Rosenborg Castle and walk in the stunning rose gardens of Queen Margrethe’s residence in Aarhus, Marselisborg.

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    There are no sprawling metropolitan areas in North Zealand. The area is characterised by small fishing, harbour and ferry towns and a lovely, laid-back atmosphere.

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    You will have encountered Danish design at one time or another, whether you realise it or not. In the 60s, viewers of Kennedy and Nixon’s historic TV duel were looking at Hans J. Wegner’s Danish chair. Modern audiences have begun craving classic Danish light fittings by Poul Henningsen, thanks to The Killing. And classics such as Erik Magnussen's Stelton thermos are now sitting on tables all over the world. Follow the trail of great Danish designers across the country with this guide to design in Denmark.

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    Copenhagen is dotted with impressive royal castles, statues and regalia which you can easily tour on foot or by bike.

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    This region offers you some of the oldest towns in the country. Visit Kolding with its impressive castle ruins, the Viking town of Ribe or Christiansfeld, set to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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    A region packed with attractions, from castles, flower gardens and ancient church frescos to wildlife parks and amusements.

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    South Jutland is a historical treasure trove, with well-preserved ancient towns, castles, cathedrals and a multitude of exciting museums.

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    Thousands of years of history are waiting to be explored on Funen, an island packed with manor houses and castles. Be inspired by the place that has inspired painters for generations and gave the world Hans Christian Andersen.

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    A unique area of 55 islands in the Baltic and easily accessible from the islands of Funen and Zealand, this archipelago is popular with yachtsmen, watersports enthusiasts and anyone looking for their own quiet stretch of sand.

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    Hike the top of Denmark’s highest chalk cliff, Møns Klint Kick back and relax at Marielyst, Falster’s popular summer resort Wander the ancient streets in Køge’s historic quarter Seek out the rustic village of Vallø and its 500-year-old castle

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    Visit Bornholm’s four impressive round churches Walk the stunning, white-sand beach at Dueodde  Cycle around the island on disused railway cycle routes Taste delicious smoked fish in the picturesque towns of Svaneke and Gudhjem Take in the ruins of Hammershus Castle Further reading Read more about Bornholm.

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    Artistic heritage The special light on the exposed Odsherred peninsula has always attracted many artists. You can see their work at a great selection of galleries and exhibitions in the area. The Painters' Farm (Malergården) is the former home of local artist Sigurd Swane and his family, near Plejerup, and is open to the public as a museum.

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    Follow this easily accessible route around the country and piece together the Viking history of Denmark.

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    The Danish monarchy is a popular institution in Denmark and is one of the oldest in the world. The current monarch, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II, can trace her lineage back to the first Viking kings of Denmark over 1000 years ago. Denmark is a wonderful place to experience royal traditions, monuments, palaces and celebrations.

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    Come and be charmed by Copenhagen, Northern Europe’s cosiest capital, packed with cafés, shops and the best restaurants in Scandinavia. From the winding streets of the beautiful old town and grand royal palaces to the city’s cutting-edge buildings and attractions, Copenhagen is the perfect blend of old world and new. Hop on a bike or stroll the city on foot and take in its laid-back atmosphere and effortless sense of style. Read on for sightseeing inspiration, help finding restaurants in Copenhagen and to make Copenhagen hotel bookings.

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    A thousand years ago, the Vikings forced themselves onto the world stage and left an indelible mark on many parts of Europe. Denmark, their homeland, has been shaped by Viking culture and here are some of the places you can see this most strikingly.

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    Odense is situated at the very heart of Denmark. Famous as the birthplace of author Hans Christian Andersen, you might not know that it is also the official bicycle city of Denmark. Uncover more about Denmark’s third-largest city here…

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    Are you ready for a typically Danish holiday experience? There are around 40,000 holiday homes for rent in Denmark. They tend to be located in picturesque areas, often near inland water or the coast and are decorated with individual, Danish style. They are an extremely popular holiday form amongst Danes.

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    You find fine sandy beaches, with calm waters suitable for swimming, all along the Great Belt coast and the southern stretch of the Little Belt.

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    Stride out on Denmark’s widest beach on the holiday island of Rømø See history come alive at the annual ring riding festival in Sønderborg, a medieval jousting sport enjoying a revival Experience the unbelievable Black Sun phenomenon at The Wadden Sea National Park Explore picturesque Ribe, Denmark’s oldest city Wander the historic streets of Christiansfeld, set to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site Further reading Read more about South Jutland.

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    It’s easy to get out onto the water and experience real Danish maritime history for yourself. A number of harbour towns around Denmark have important maritime attractions, festivals and vintage sailing ships to board. Here are some great places to discover Denmark’s history on the high seas.

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    Who needs paper? Prepare your cycle route online before you leave and follow it on your mobile devices!

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    There is a place to stay for every type, every taste, every man and every woman in Copenhagen. Stay in the heart of the city, by the beautiful harbour or wherever you feel like – you will be welcome every place. Here are a few gay-friendly accommodation options.

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    Denmark’s best kept secret… until now? Danish pastries aren’t really Danish!

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    The Marguerite Route is a country-wide scenic route that takes you past more than 200 of Denmark's top attractions and through some of the country's most picturesque scenery. So head out by car or by bike and experience the very best Denmark has to offer.

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    Discover your Danish heritage If your ancestors originally came from Denmark visiting the country of your ethnic roots could very well be the trip of your life. Whether you know a little or a lot about your Danish ancestor or ancestors, this page is designed to give help you trace your Danish roots, and you a good impression of what life was like for your relative – and perhaps even inspire you to make the trip to the Old Country yourself. Visit Denmark and walk in the footsteps of your ancestors.

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    If the thought of experiencing a capital city on two wheels scares you, Copenhagen will soon change your mind. The city is built for cyclists and you’ll see more bikes than cars in the city centre. A third of Copenhageners commute to work by bicycle and it’s not unusual to see people in suits, heels and skirts effortlessly pedalling past.

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    From new hotels and renovations to top notch food and spa experiences, Copenhagen hotels offer more than a place to rest your head 

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    The Christmas tree is central to the Danish way of celebrating the festive season.

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    Get ready for a truly Danish sight. A hot dog vendor walking down the middle of a main road, pulling a massive hot dog trailer and a queue of traffic behind them!

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    New Year's Eve in Denmark is one big party! Many Danes see in the new year with friends and it's not uncommon to see fireworks whizzing around on the streets! At 6pm, people gather by the TV to hear the Queen's New Year's speech. After that, it's out with the old and in with the new! Copenhagen is a great place to experience New Year's Eve. Find out why here.

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Come and be charmed by Copenhagen - home of The Little Mermaid and Danish royalty. A cozy knot of winding streets and old buildings, that you can easily explore on foot or on a bike.