Lars von Trier is a Danish film director and screenwriter. He is equally known for his films as he is for his often controversial views. Lars von Trier co-wrote the manifesto for the Dogme95 movement with fellow Danish director Thomas Vinterberg. Von Trier's most famous works include: Dancing in the dark (2000) which won the Palme d'Or at Cannes and Antichrist (2009) which won Best Actress award at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
Denmark recently celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of world-famous philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard. Kierkegaard still makes an impression on the world today and there are many places in Denmark where you can visit important Søren Kierkegaard sites.
Denmark is now an international food hotspot, with award-winning chefs, award-winning restaurants and new food trends sweeping Danish cities like Copenhagen and Aarhus. Interest in all things Danish food has meant that even traditional Danish dishes, such as the famous smørrebrød (open sandwich), has enjoyed a modern revival. But Nordic food is more than just fancy eateries and famous names.
Join 80,000 others in a field at Northern Europe's biggest music festival or sit back and relax in an outdoor café to the smooth sound of jazz in Copenhagen's historic streets. Denmark is a music festival nation and there's an event to satisfy your taste in music at any point of the year.
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.
Copenhagen has a vibrant and active music scene, with everything from rock to jazz to electronica to classical. Apart from a wealth of regular live shows by national and international performers, the capital is also home to many diverse and exciting music festivals throughout the year. Here is a guide to some of the best music festivals Copenhagen has on offer.
Come experience Danish maritime culture this year. In a country surrounded by seas, there's plenty of maritime events throughout the year to suit everyone. From tall ship races to herring fishing competitions and harbour festivals - get your water kicks in Denmark!
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.
Shopping, sightseeing, eating, partying... you can do it all in 48 hours in Copenhagen.
The Danish capital is a fantastic city for a short break. It is relatively small with excellent public transport, so you can cover most of the attractions and diverse neighbourhoods of the capital over a weekend. Here's a guide to getting the most out of 48 hours in Copenhagen.
There are a number of LGBT events held in Denmark each year, including the annual Copenhagen Pride Week festival that culminates in the extravagant Pride parade. Here's a guide to some of the best gay and lesbian events in Denmark.
Skagen is famous for its spectacular light, and for centuries artists have been drawn to the place to capture the incredible colors and nature there, including famous Danish painters Anna Ancher and her husband Michael Ancher.
If you're looking for a mini-cruise around the beautiful Danish archipelago or a short trip to one of our Scandinavian neighbours, get some inspiration from these alternative cruises.
Denmark is perfectly located for cruises in and around Scandinavia, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.
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. Through on-going archaeological research, we're uncovering more and more about the lives behind the myths. Re-discovered jewellery, handicrafts, weapons, clothes and long-ships all help fill the gaps in our knowledge of the Norsemen.
Bring your family to Denmark and live out your wildest Viking fantasies with your loved ones. Learn about the history of the Nordic raiders through play and interactive events that are fun for all ages. Here's a guide to Viking fun for your family.
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.