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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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    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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    The towns of Northern Denmark have inspired artists and industrialists alike over the centuries. They are fascinating places to visit and are interspersed with many popular holiday spots.

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    Aarhus, Denmark's second city, buzzes at the heart of this region. Within easy reach of the city are picturesque fjord towns, set in beautiful nature and close to fantastic sights.

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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 cathedral city of Roskilde sits at the heart of this region, with a glorious royal and Viking past. The rest of the region is dotted with lovely country towns, each with their own special reasons to visit.

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    From quaint harbour towns around the coast, to the historic city of Odense at its heart, Funen is a great place to tour and experience unique Danish culture.

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    Denmark has literally hundreds of castles, manors and palaces. Many are still privately owned by aristocratic families, who welcome visitors to their magnificent homes and private collections. Enjoy these impressive heritage homes and their parkland surroundings either in country settings nationwide or in major towns and cities. Download as PDF

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    West Jutland is typified by small harbour and fishing towns. The largest of these, Esbjerg, is a bustling port town. All of them are shaped by the maritime history of this historic area.

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    Discover some of Denmark’s beautiful old towns, learn about the nation’s history and explore the adventure and fun of LEGOLAND in Billund - the world’s first and still Europe’s biggest theme park dedicated to the LEGO brick. The region of South Denmark is full of exciting and educational activities, embraced in scenic nature and offering inspiring accommodation. Download itinerary as PDF

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    Denmark’s northern-most region, North Jutland offers wild beachscapes where you truly sense the power of nature. There are mighty migrating sand dunes, wide-open beaches and some of Europe’s best surfing. There are also scenic resort towns such as Skagen, the unique island of Læsø, a zoo and one of Europe’s most prized amuseument parks - set in nature by the sea. Download itinerary as PDF

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    South Zealand is dotted with small towns and quaint fishing and harbour villages. Many of the towns have well-preserved medieval areas and attractions and all are well worth a visit.

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    Denmark has literally hundreds of castles and palaces once home to kings and princes. They are splendidly situated in scenic settings. Some in cities, such as Copenhagen, and others in open countryside. Most are open to the public and offer a chance to experience centuries of royal heritage.  Download as PDF

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    The official Scandinavian airline with daily direct connections from the US to Copenhagen. Tel. 800-221-2350 www.flysas.com Gateways with daily departures:New York (Newark) Washington Chicago Chicago-Copenhagen, 8 1/4 hours. New York-Copenhagen, 7 1/2 hours. Washington DC-Copenhagen, 8 hours.

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    History, adventure and fine dining – the home island of legendary fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen has much to offer, including romantic accomodation, maritime heritage and age-old castles. Funen is the heart of Denmark, beautifully located between Jutland and Zealand within easy reach of major cities such as Copenhagen and Aarhus. Download itinerary for the Island of Funen

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    Christmas starts early in Denmark when, in late November, market squares and streets are dressed for the holiday season. There’s a unique atmosphere - and a spirit of Christmas. Visit beautifully decorated markets, soak up the yuletide atmosphere of Tivoli Gardens - one of Europe’s most magical Christmas experiences - and explore Copenhagen’s pedestrianised city centre, a shopper’s paradise packed with luxury brand stores and cosy cafés.

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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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    The past is brought to fascinating life at the cultural-historic Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus, East Jutland.

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    Wonder at Egeskov Castle, Europe's best preserved Renaissance moat castle Explore the cathedral city and birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, Odense Go island hopping in the South Funen Archipelago Visit the quaint cobbled town of Ærøskøbing  Take a day trip to Faaborg, another lovely coastal town Further reading Read more about Funen.

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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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    The mainland part of Denmark, Jutland, offers lively cities and cultural highlights as well as wide-open nature, sandy beaches and seaside towns. Jutland has all that the heart desires…

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    National park wayside inn headed by Aarhus top chef

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    Stand in two seas at once at The Branch (Grenen), Denmark’s northernmost point Uncover the intriguing buried church in the dunes south of Skagen Wander round the artistic seaside town of Skagen

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    The cosy town of Faaborg (pop 7,150) lies on a promontory with the islands of the South Funen Archipelago stretching out to the south, and the gently rolling hills of Svanninge in the backyard

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    Danish regions: Aalborg and North Jutland  Wide-open sandy beaches and some of Europe's mightiest drifting sand dunes makes North Jutland a unique destination. There are classic seaside hotels and gourmet seaside restaurants. Aalborg offers heritage attractions, inspiring modern art and contemporary design!

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    Danish regions: Aarhus and East Jutland From the wide-open west coast to the wooded east coast at the city of Aarhus, East Jutland is a region of great diversity. Aarhus has emerged as a new city destination with one of Scandinavia's leading modern art museums and Nordic-centred gastronomy.  

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    Danish regions: South and South West Jutland The region of South Jutland offers unique nature – from wide-open marshlands and tidal flatlands to sandy beaches. You can go oyster hunting or seal watching in the Wadden Sea National Park. Close by you find Denmark’s oldest town, Ribe, and living history at the Ribe Viking Centre. The well-known theme park LEGOLAND® is among the region’s top attractions.

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    Vibrant and forward-thinking, Denmark's second-largest city Aarhus makes a fascinating short-break destination thanks to its winning combination of eye-catching architecture, interesting museums and galleries, historical attractions, Viking heritage, excellent shopping and close proximity to fine, sandy beaches and lush forests.

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    Danish regions: West Zealand

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    Danish regions: North Zealand Palaces, castles and stately homes - North Sealand offers royal attractions and unique experiences. With its rolling woods, lakes and beaches, the region's parkland nature invites you to take the slow road. Enjoy the splendour of the Danish Riviera with inspiring art museums and outstanding hospitality.

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    Bornholm's towns are within easy reach of one another and make for a nice network of visits. Cycle or drive between quaint country towns and coastal harbours and try regional delicacies along the way!

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

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    Danish regions: Copenhagen An open, green and liveable city, Copenhagen is celebrated for its quality of life – for its bicycles, contemporary design and Nordic-centred cuisine. One of Europe’s major cruise destinations, the city also offers a historic skyline and waterside modern architecture. North of the city you will find royal heritage, rolling woodlands and romantic seaside towns. The classic Copenhagen A royal, historic city, Copenhagen offers renaissance splendour, waterside romance - and the world's biggest Viking ship!

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    Marshlands, a Viking heritage centre and Denmark’s oldest cathedral city

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    Getting to and around Copenhagen is easy, fast and convenient. Buses, trains, metro, bicycles, taxis, even harbour buses - there are plenty of modes of transport to choose from when navigating across the capital. This means you can fit in many more more sights and experiences in a weekend than would be possible in many other destinations.

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    An ancient land, East Jutland sweeps you back through history, from Viking sights to 400 years BC, with the grizzly body of The Tollund Man in Silkeborg.

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    Copenhagen is a great city to explore with children. It’s not too big, it’s relaxed and many attractions and services offer that little bit extra for kids. Here are some tips and inspiration to help you plan a family break to the fun-filled Danish capital.

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    Aarhus is playing host to the annual ICCA Scandinavia Conference 2013 on 4-5th March 2013.

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    Denmark is a country made for cyclists. The country is criss-crossed by over 12,000km of sign-posted cycle routes, taking you through gentle terrain and inspirational nature. There are short distances between sites and amenities and lots of opportunities to stop off and recharge your batteries.

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    Danish regions: South Zealand The archipelago of Lolland-Falster features many family attractions within a circle of 30km. Here you find Scandinavia's largest safari park with exotic animals, Knuthenborg, and the Medieval Centre, where there are daily battle shows. You can visit the island of Møn with its mighty tree-topped white cliffs and there are sandy beaches along southern Falster. Attractions to visit in South Zealand Møns Cliffs

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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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    Come and be charmed by Copenhagen, Northern Europe’s cosiest capital, packed with cafés, shops and the best restaurants in Scandinavia. From the winding streets of the beautiful old town and grand royal palaces to the city’s cutting-edge buildings and attractions, Copenhagen is the perfect blend of old world and new. Hop on a bike or stroll the city on foot and take in its laid-back atmosphere and effortless sense of style. Read on for sightseeing inspiration, help finding restaurants in Copenhagen and to make Copenhagen hotel bookings.

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    A day trip from Copenhagen, the Danish Jews’ route to safety in 1943 can be traced along the coast of Denmark through the small fishing villages from there the Jews were ferried across the Strait to Sweden.

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    Danish regions: Bornholm The Baltic Sea island of Bornholm is a destination that inspires seaside stays and active holidays in open nature. Among the activities are rappelling and kayaking. There are designated bicycle routes and historic towns. Among the attractions is Scandinavia’s largest castle ruin, Hammershus.

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    Crunching a list of variables about innovation and sustainability, Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., LEED AP, a climate strategist helping to lead communities, cities and companies on the journey towards a low carbon economy, has ranked the world’s smartest cities.

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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.