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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?

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.

Royal Copenhagen – The royal Porcelain factory

The meaning of common Danish family names

World Heritage Sites Denmark

With Unesco's addition of two new sites in July 2015, Denmark now has a total of seven World Heritage Sites.

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 of the city along the Danish Riviera of North Zealand.

Museums Denmark

There's a wealth of interesting and engaging exhibitions throughout Denmark this time of year. From comprehensive Viking exhibitions to fascinating World War 2 fortifications, Denmark has a wide selection of museum exhibitions to cater for all tastes.

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.

Archaeological findings in the Frederikssund area tell suggest that people have lived here since the earliest stone age. Immerse yourself in Viking history for a day with fun attractions and sights at the Viking World!

The Vikings were a seafaring people. Their well-designed, infamous longships caused terror across the world from Northern Europe to the Black Sea, - even North America! If you want to learn more about the notorious longships and the people who built them, here's some inspiration for you.

The Vikings were more than simply a raiding and pillaging people. They had highly developed social, religious and commercial structures and were just as adept at farming as raiding.

Take a journey with the Vikings

There's a little bit of Viking in all of us. Young and old, we all share a fascination with the Vikings, their history and their way of life. So whether you want to try your hand at Viking life or immerse yourself in Viking history and culture, Denmark offers it all.

Copenhagen is rich in history.

Viking event, Vikings fighting, Moesgaard beach

The Viking age

 Jelling is located in East Jutland and boasts some of Europe’s most prominent Viking Age monuments, included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Jelling is a perfect place to learn about Viking royalty and Viking life.


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