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In March 2016, the UN World Happiness Report (WHR) announced that Denmark once again ranked as ‘the happiest country in the world’ – the third time our Scandinavian country has topped the UN list since it was introduced in 2012.

2016 will see the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and to mark the occasion HamletScenen, the organisers of the annual

Living with Danish history

With a thousand years of royal history, Denmark is home to castles, palaces, churches and remarkable Viking monuments, inviting visitors to experience the greatness of ancient times.

HM The Queen turns 75 years old on 16 April 2015

Flags will be waved enthusiastically, and cheers will fill the streets of Copenhagen when Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark celebrates her 75th

Located by the meandering inlet of Limfjorden, Aalborg has always been an industrious port city. Currently reinventing its waterfront, Aalborg offers inspired contemporary design and creative new cuisine.

Search your Danish heritage here

How much do you know about your Danish heritage and where your Danish ancestors came from? Maybe you have a Danish-sounding surname such as Hansen, Nielsen or Christiansen?

The new Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus - its a winner!

The past is brought to fascinating life at the cultural-historic Moesgaard Museum in

Danish immigration to US

Having Danish roots is much more unusual than having German, Irish or Italian roots. The total number of immigrants is low compared to many other ethnic groups, and the Danes often settled quickly into the American melting pot society.

Hauntingly Good! Dragsholm Slot ranked 2nd best foodie hotel worldwide

The 13th century Danish castle Dragsholm Castle (Dragsholm Slot) has been named one of the world's best food lover’s hotels when it comes to e

Royal Copenhagen – The royal Porcelain factory

The meaning of common Danish family names

The Par Force Hunting Landscape in North Sealand added to UNESCO's World Heritage List
Saturday 4th of July, UNESCO's World Heritage Committee inscribed properties in Denmark, France, Turkey, China, Iran, Mongolia and Singapore. The two new Danish sites included on the World Heritage List are:
World Heritage Sites Denmark

You can enjoy seven stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Denmark. For a whirlwind tour of Denmark's sites, start at Kronborg Castle, the home of Shakespeare's Hamlet, only an hour north of Copenhagen.

Kronborg Castle

Kronborg Castle – Home of Hamlet

Frederiksborg Castle

If you're looking for things to do in Copenhagen and have time to go a little further afield, then head north along the Danish Riviera of North Zealand.

Lystfiskeri i Danmark

If you are interested in marine life, visit one of Denmark's fantastic aquariums, where you can do more than just get up close to the animals - in some aquariums you can actually swim with or touch them!

Copenhagen Jazz festival in Denmark

Copenhagen is full of festivals throughout the year. Music, film, food, art, comedy - the Danish capital has an event for everyone. Here's a selection of great festivals taking place in Copenhagen this year.

Denmark is a haven for culture. Arts, music, dance, theatre, fashion, events – Denmark offes it all, all year round. Here's a brief guide to some of the best cultural activitites in Denmark.


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