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    Thinking of taking a city break in Europe? Love exploring a city’s atmospheric streets or getting up close to local culture? Then Denmark has four fabulous city break destinations especially for you. Danish cities such as Aarhus and Aalborg are small and intimate, making them easy to get to know on a short break. Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, is the world’s most liveable city and it’s easy to see why when you take a Copenhagen city break.

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    Looking for a weekend away in a unique and intimate setting? Then try a few nights in one of Denmark's historic country inns (kroer). Denmark has over 100 inns with a royal privilege; a special distinction going back more than 700 years. In 1286, King Erik Klipping was weary of looking for lodgings when he travelled Denmark. By royal decree, he ordered that inns with food and lodgings fit for a king be established every mile around Denmark. You can still stay in many of these original inns (kongelige priviligerede kroer), including Denmark's oldest inn, Bromølle Kro, founded in 1198.

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    We invite our Travel Professionals to get up-close and personal with all that Denmark has to offer. The winner of the competition will receive plane tickets for two persons to be flown to Copenhagen. Upon arrival in Copenhagen, it’s just a short 30 minutes’ drive to the historical and newly renovated Kokkedal Castle Copenhagen, where you will be hosted for a two-night stay in a superior double room. The prize also includes castle breakfast as well as one three-course dinner at the Castle Cellar Restaurant

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    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. Many Danish castles are still used by the Royal Family today, including Queen Margrethe, Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik. You can take part in a number of traditional royal celebrations and events throughout the year.

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    Here you can browse through a very quick history of a very old country.

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    From fascinating carvings to fully-preserved prehistoric corpses, Denmark's ancient origins are visible in many places and waiting for you to experience them.

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    Manors, please! When recommending visits to castles and manor houses in Denmark, you will send your clients time-travelling through history. And what a history! Denmark is the oldest monarchy in the world with castles and fortresses that were built both for splendour and for defence. They also served to support the artists of Denmark by offering lodgings in return for entertainment. After all, how many countries can claim to have world-famous Shakespeare dramas written about their castles?

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    It’s easy to get out onto the water and experience real Danish maritime history for yourself. A number of harbour towns around Denmark have important maritime attractions, festivals and vintage sailing ships to board. Here are some great places to discover Denmark’s history on the high seas.

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    Its Magical. Inspiring. Fun! The Danes are crazy about Christmas. Since the Viking Age – and even before – the Danes have celebrated the dark of winter and that cosy, scarf-snuggling mood they call hygge.

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    Copenhagen is rich in history. The Danish capital was officially founded in 1167 by Bishop Absalon, but research suggest that the location was inhabited already in the late Viking age. Copenhagen was a busy and strategically important merchant city throughout the medieval period where it controlled much of the lucrative trade and traffic to and from the Baltic Sea.

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    Many of Denmark’s big attractions are accessible all year round and usually free of charge, for example churches, statues, ancient monuments and historical ruins. Many castles and manor houses offer free entry to the adjacent gardens and grounds. Read on to find out more ideas for free sightseeing in Denmark.

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    Viking ships, Viking festivals and Viking centres offering hands-on activities - and  historic Viking ring fortresses. Denmark offers a unique chance to experience 1,000 years of Viking heritage - how Vikings lived, dressed and built their impressive ships.  Download itinerary as PDF

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    Denmark is famed for its incomparable sense of style and Copenhagen is home to some of the world’s most sought-after designer brands and classic products.

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    A thousand years ago, the Vikings forced themselves onto the world stage and left an indelible mark on many parts of Europe. Denmark, their homeland, has been shaped by Viking culture and here are some of the places you can see this most strikingly.

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    Bringing your kids to Denmark? If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration for budget or free attractions in Denmark for kids, read on. Learn about free entry museums, films and theater, fun experiences in cities and nature and much more. It is possible to do Denmark on a budget or for free even with the kids in tow!

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    Diverse, modern and fun, Aarhus is one of the happiest cities on Earth. A visit to its art galleries, cosy Latin Quarter or the Old Town will show you just why Aarhus' residents, and visitors, are so happy…

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    Live in the moment... The best holiday moments in life are made with friends and loved ones and there's no better place to create life-long memories than a Danish holiday home. Scattered across the country and often found next to beautiful coastline, quiet forests or picturesque lakes, Denmark's holiday homes are a national passion. Read on to find inspiration for and help booking a summer home holiday in Denmark.

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    Denmark has wonderful beaches open to all. Nowhere in the nation are you ever more than 50km from the coast. In Denmark, you’ll find sandy beaches, national parks and rocky cliffs. Among the most spectacular coastal destinations are the almost 500km sandy west coast with its mighty drifting sand dunes and the tree-capped white cliffs of the island of Møn. And almost everywhere you visit there are coastal holiday homes and seaside hotels. 

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    Danish chefs are leading the way in a new wave of gourmet thinking. Slow food over fast food and focus on locally-sourced produce. That’s the essence of New Nordic cuisine, a sustainable and healthy trend that has taken Scandinavia by storm. Denmark boasts 21 Michelin stars at 18 star-studded restaurants, besides 12 Bib Gourmand restaurants. Here is a selection to try out. Download itinerary as PDF

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    Ferryboats of all sizes make is easy to explore the Danish archipelago, reaching 72 unique island communities. Here visitors will find cottage B&Bs, pedal-friendly country lanes and age-old maritime heritage. Feel the sand between your toes, the wind in your hair and enjoy Denmark’s scenic archipelago. Download itinerary as PDF (Picture: FOAP_Morch_Ferryride)

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    Danish chefs are leading the way in a new wave of gourmet thinking. Slow food over fast food and focus on locally-sourced produce. That’s the essence of New Nordic cuisine, a sustainable and healthy trend that has taken Scandinavia by storm. Denmark boasts 21 Michelin stars at 18 star-studded restaurants, besides 12 Bib Gourmand restaurants. Here is a selection to try out. Download itinerary as PDF

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    You will have encountered Danish design at one time or another, whether you realise it or not. In the 60s, viewers of Kennedy and Nixon’s historic TV duel were looking at Hans J. Wegner’s Danish chair. Modern audiences have begun craving classic Danish light fittings by Poul Henningsen, thanks to The Killing. And classics such as Erik Magnussen's Stelton thermos are now sitting on tables all over the world. Follow the trail of great Danish designers across the country with this guide to design in Denmark.

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    Discover your Danish heritage If your ancestors originally came from Denmark visiting the country of your ethnic roots could very well be the trip of your life. Whether you know a little or a lot about your Danish ancestor or ancestors, this page is designed to give help you trace your Danish roots, and you a good impression of what life was like for your relative – and perhaps even inspire you to make the trip to the Old Country yourself. Visit Denmark and walk in the footsteps of your ancestors.

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    HamletScenen will provide the backdrop for a summer festival honouring the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare.

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    Why Denmark? Forget the why and go straight to when. The Danes are modest and understated by nature (forgive our generalisations). But if there is one thing we are proud of, it is our country. Here are just a few of the reasons why:

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    Danish photographer Astrid Rasmussen has an eye for capturing distinctive architectural designs in Copenhagen. Here, she shares her top places to experience Danish architecture and beautiful historical buildings around the city.

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    The historic towns of the wide-open marshlands of South Jutland are 'little gems on a string' any time of year, not least during the Christmas season!

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    There are many different ways to enjoy Denmark, depending on your interest. Are you looking for a romantic weekend break to Copenhagen? Thinking of a blissful break around Denmark's countryside by bike? Or maybe you're ready for some family fun at Denmark's fantastic theme parks. Plan the holiday in Denmark that's just right for you with the help of all of VisitDenmark's inspirational content, gathered in this handy guide.

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    Spruce! Gifts! Sweets! On Zealand, Møn and Lolland-Falster yuletide is all about Christmas markets and concerts in historic surroundings at beautifully located castles and manors and in some of the country's oldest merchant towns.

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    Siden 2004 har Meetovation projektet givet Danmark en suveræn first-mover position på det internationale mødemarked.  Nu er en videreudvikling af projektet skudt i gang med Meetovation 3.0. Meetovation 3.0 skal imødekomme den stigende konkurrence i den internationale mødebranche og bibeholde Danmarks nuværende status og troværdighed. Del dine ideerEn koncept taskforce er i gang med at videreudvikle og innovere Meetovation konceptet.

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    This region offers you some of the oldest towns in the country. Visit Kolding with its impressive castle ruins, the Viking town of Ribe or Christiansfeld, set to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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    The new initiative, Powered by Cycling: Panorama offers a unique chance to explore inspiring locations of historic interest in Denmark.

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    Denmark is currently sizzling with culinary experiences and a new foodie trail is being blazed along Denmark’s meandering coastline where leading chefs turn the spotlight on some of the country's many culinary treasures!

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    South Jutland is a historical treasure trove, with well-preserved ancient towns, castles, cathedrals and a multitude of exciting museums.

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    You don’t need to spend a fortune or stay at Denmark’s gourmet seaside hotels to experience the luxury of Denmark’s best culinary offerings. Here are six great culinary experiences in Denmark that won’t break the bank:

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    A new initiative, Powered by Cycling: Panorama spotlights 26 short, looped cycling routes, several of which offer a unique chance to explore Denmark’s local gastronomy.

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    Get a unique chance to explore Denmark’s scenic coastal destinations on short, looped routes that branch out from two national cycling routes - the West Coast Route and the Berlin-Copenhagen Route!

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    A new initiative, Powered by Cycling: Panorama spotlights 26 short, looped cycling routes is perfect for freewheeling family fun too!

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    From Scandinavia’s largest culinary festivals to castle harvest events and top-chef cook-offs. The Danish food scene is sizzling and some of Scandinavia’s biggest culinary festivals are held in Denmark and Aarhus.

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    A name in Danish ending with the letter 'ø' signifies an island. And you can visit many of Denmark’s small islands by ferryboat where you’ll discover unique communities and places of history.

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    From a city centre hipster hostel with tattoo parlour and a converted public library to sports and spas in acres of Nordic countryside and sustainable frontrunners, Denmark’s hotel scene continues to offer fresh ideas that are both quirky and practical and perfectly matched to suit all tastes, budgets, and meeting set-ups!

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    As part of Tivoli’s strategy to attract more tourists to Copenhagen and meet the growing demand from visitors desiring luxury experiences, Tivoli is now expanding its award-winning Nimb Hotel by 2,000 m2.

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    Thousands of years of history are waiting to be explored on Funen, an island packed with manor houses and castles. Be inspired by the place that has inspired painters for generations and gave the world Hans Christian Andersen.

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    North Jutland’s famous Skagens Museum has reopened its doors with the addition of a new beautifully constructed modern 2000 m2 building.

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    For centuries, North Zealand has been the playground of Danish kings and queens and you can feel its important role in Danish history at the region’s many castles and royal parklands.

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    There are no sprawling metropolitan areas in North Zealand. The area is characterised by small fishing, harbour and ferry towns and a lovely, laid-back atmosphere.

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    In Denmark, history comes to life right before your eyes – and it’s easy and fun to take part as it unfolds. Visit some of the world’s biggest and oldest open-air museums in Copenhagen and Aarhus, learn what it was like to be a true Viking from the many Viking museums and feel the presence of ancient history in medieval towns in the provinces of the country.

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    The Danish monarchy is a popular institution in Denmark and is one of the oldest in the world. The current monarch, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II, can trace her lineage back to the first Viking kings of Denmark over 1000 years ago. Denmark is a wonderful place to experience royal traditions, monuments, palaces and celebrations.

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Come and be charmed by Copenhagen - home of The Little Mermaid and Danish royalty. The centre is a cosy knot of winding streets and old buildings, so you can easily explore on foot or by bike.