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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

Egeskov Castle

Walk through Danish history and the homes of the Danish Royal Family, past and present, at these stunning castles in Denmark.

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

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.

Copenhagen history

Copenhagen is rich in history.

Shopping, sightseeing, eating, partying... you can do it all in 48 hours in Copenhagen.

Discover your Danish heritage

Ring Riding Festival

The ruined castle

Koldinghus Castle Ruin is a treat in itself, but it also houses some interesting museums, including one dedicated to Danish silver. Just outside Kolding, you’ll find the Trapholt museum, where you can enjoy contemporary art, handicrafts and design.

Louisiana Museum

Kronborg- Hamlet's home

Kronborg Castle

Helsingør (Elsinore)

Denmark is steeped in a rich history, just waiting to be discovered. Come and find your own Viking treasures, walk amongst ancient rune stones or feel history come to life at Denmark's castles and manor houses.

Denmark history

c. 12500 BC - The first hunters inhabit Danish lands.

3900 BC - Basic society built on agriculture and animal husbandry.

400-700 - Urbanisation begins.

866-867 - Viking conquest of York, which becomes the Viking capital of England.

Princess Mary and Prince Frederik

Denmark: The world’s oldest monarchy

The Royal Family residence

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