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christmas hygge

One of the most commonly-used words in Denmark has no English translation. Hygge, pronounced hoo-ga, is often translated as coziness. But to the Danes, hygge means a lot more than that.

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It's December, and the holiday spirit is sweeping through Copenhagen! Here is a small selection of the many events you can experience this month during the city's festival, Copenhagen Christmas.

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No matter what month it is, you'll find captivating events to entertain and thrill you in 2016. The winter and autumn months are a perfect time to check out Denmark's world-class museums. During the spring and summer, there are plenty of outdoor festivals and music events. 

Set in Copenhagen in 1926, The Danish Girl tells the remarkable story of the Danish artist couple Einar and Gerda Wegener.

A different side of #Copenhagen 

Paperboyo visits Copenhagen

Something's entering stage right in the state of Denmark.

The travel bug bit Jason Hort at an early age.

"I had an ambition to travel and see the world when I was a kid, and it's never gone away," says the financial manager from the UK, who goes by the tag @serialtourist on Instagram.

According to Jason Hort, Denmark's charm lies in its variety of sights and experiences. The financial manager from the UK has visited Denmark about a dozen times over the years.

Located just a 30-minute train ride from Copenhagen, Skjoldungernes Land was created to preserve the rich natural areas that border Roskilde Fjord.

Some are jogging across the new Circle Bridge designed by Olafur Eliasson. Others are biking it. Latte-drinking parents push their prams across, and stock traders take a break on it.

Understated #70s cool

Backstage from the Bruuns Bazaar show.

The quality assessment mark Bed+Bike shows you the way to bicycle-friendly accommodation throughout Denmark. Follow the blue Bed+Bike sign, and you you no longer need to worry about, whether you can put your bike in a locked shed, get your tires pumped, or borrow tools for any repairs.

Nørrebro dining at #Relae

Meander through Faaborg's small streets, enjoy the city's relaxed atmosphere, or visit the historic city centre which includes half-timbered houses and a monastery church dating from 1477.

Lions, tigers and bears! Oh, my! Denmark has a number of world-class safari parks and zoos that let you get up close and personal with your favourite animals.

The Danish Lakelands is a truly extraordinary place where impressive forests, inviting lakes, wild coasts, charming towns and lots of warm-heartedness takes you in to a world of good old Danish values, where intimacy, natural resources and creativity together set the frames for exciting culinary

Denmark is a land of more than 400 islands and 4700 miles of coast line. In Denmark you are never more than 30 miles from the sea. And whether you choose to visit Denmark in summer or winter, the sea is always part of the bigger picture.

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