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    West Zealand is a part of Denmark steeped in history. From the stone age through the Viking era, medieval times and the present, West Zealand has played an important role in Danish history. The region is home to the impressive cathedral city Roskilde, dating back to Viking times. West Zealand has plenty of Viking attractions to look at, including Viking ships and Viking fortresses. The region is scattered with small market towns and quiet harbours, and the nature consists of beautiful fjords, beaches, cliffs, rolling hills and islands.

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    Marvel at Roskilde Cathedral, the dramatic resting place of Danish kings and queens Experience 1000 years of history at the Viking Ship Museum

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    Lining the Great Belt Coast, West Zealand's islands offer diverse landscapes and interesting sites. All are easily accessible from Funen and Zealand.

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    Within two hours’ drive from Copenhagen, the archipelago of Sealand, Lolland, Falster and Møn offers scenic nature, heritage centres, UNESCO World Heritage sites – and family activities. Download itinerary as PDF

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    North Zealand is a popular holiday destination in Denmark, not least because of its beautiful nature, pristine beaches and proximity to Copenhagen. North Zealand has everything for the nature enthusiast - deep woodlands, open landscapes and varied coastlines.

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    South Zealand offers you the highest cliffs in the country, Møn’s Cliff (Møns Klint) and Stevn’s Cliff (Stevns Klint). These dramatic, white fortresses border the Baltic Sea and are a great place to hike. You can reach these natural phenomena easily by road. The rest of the area is characterised by open, green landscapes, beautiful beaches and bridges connecting South Zealand with the rustic islands of Falster, Lolland and Møn. The islands are popular holiday spots and it’s easy to see why. You’ll find great attractions, laid-back living and some of the best beaches in Zealand.

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    Nordic cuisine at a haunted medieval castle

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    Feel the power of the North Sea on West Jutland’s wind-swept beaches. Take in the vast Wadden Sea National Park, a haven for birds and wildlife.

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    You can spend days exploring the wide, sandy beaches and expansive dunes of the West Jutland coast.

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    Just as West Jutland's landscape is dominated by the sea, so is its culture and heritage. Feel the maritime past pulse through you at museums, lighthouses, galleries and historical buildings across the region.

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    As well as the dramatic coastal landscape of dunes, beaches and heathlands waiting for you in West Jutland, there are great natural experiences to be had inland.

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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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    Weather-beaten wildernesses and fantastic destinations for walking, water sports and birdwatching.

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    Artistic heritage The special light on the exposed Odsherred peninsula has always attracted many artists. You can see their work at a great selection of galleries and exhibitions in the area. The Painters' Farm (Malergården) is the former home of local artist Sigurd Swane and his family, near Plejerup, and is open to the public as a museum.

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    Sheltered from the elements and tucked away on the Great Belt, West Zealand's coast is a calm and relaxed part of the country, perfect for family beach time.

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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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    American gastro and travel magazine Bon Appetit is blown away by 'food that is as dramatic as the setting' and rates Dragsholm Castle one of the 'Best Food Lover's Hotels 2014'.

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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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    The history of the Jews in Denmark is over 400 years long. Some families arrived from Hamburg and Amsterdam as early as the 1620s. Others set out from Eastern Europe in the 1920s – heading for the United States and the American dream, they ended up in Copenhagen because they did not have enough money to complete their journey.

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    West Jutland has some of the most beautiful nature in Denmark. Dunes, heathlands, windswept beaches, inlets, straits, bays and plantations, - West Jutland has it all! The dramatic coastline is shaped by the uncompromising North Sea , and to the north the landscape is characterised by countless bays, straits and inlets by the beautiful Limfjorden.

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    West Jutland is all about life at the coast, be it relaxing, walking, cycling or putting on the wetsuit and heading out to unique water sports areas.

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    Though a very small minority group, the Jewish people in Denmark have made significant contributions to the economic, political, cultural and scientific development of Denmark. And the rescue of the Jews during World War II is an important chapter in both Jewish and modern Danish history.

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    You can’t beat South-West Jutland for birdwatching. So pack up your binoculars and head west!

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    It's all about the produce! You can drop in to many, local farm shops around West Zealand, with a great selection of locally-produced fruit and vegetables. The area around Lammefjord is known for its delicate asparagus, carrots and potatoes. Further reading Read more about West Zealand. Read more about Danish food.

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    UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has added another two World Heritage Sites in Denmark to the prestigious list - Stevns Klint and the Wadden Sea - taking the total number sites in Denmark to five.

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    Destination development company Royal North Sealand is ready to launch its new meeting concept 'Transformative Meetings’ to international meeting planners at IMEX 2012. 

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    Goodbye to kit, equipment and gruelling hardship. Hello to a one-day luxurious journey from Fredensborg Palace to Helenekilde Badehotel. Royal North Sealand welcomes a new kind of cycling tourist – people who want an active yet comfortable holiday, who prefer to plan their own individual cycling route with a little help from an electronic guide.

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    It's all about the seafood in Denmark's most dramatic coastal region!

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    Michelin chef Paul Cunningham from Copenhagen’s starred restaurant, The Paul, has taken over the helm at the idyllic inn Henne Kirkeby Kro, in the west of Denmark. 

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    An easily accessible area with rivers and lakes for watery adventures and great cycle routes for cyclists.

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    New Nordic cuisine at a beachside mansion

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    Absorb wonderful art, architecture and sea views at Louisiana, Denmark’s most popular modern art gallery Follow Shakespeare’s Hamlet to it setting, Kronborg Castle Relax in the cute fishing villages and beach areas of the North Sealand coast See the stunning Frederiksberg Castle, nestled on a lake  Visit the home of the late, great writer Karen Blixen Further reading

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    Explore the hilly landscape covering West Zealand and the ancient burial mounds and other remnants of the past hidden there.

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

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    The restaurant takes its name from Babette’s Feast, the novel by legendary Danish author Karen Blixen in which a sumptuous French-inspired meal is served to unappreciative Danish country locals. That isn’t the case at restaurant Babette close to the old royal town of Vordingborg on Sealand’s southern coast where the restaurant is one of the region’s star culinary attractions. There is, however, one similarity with Blixen’s novel – the kitchen is headed by a woman.

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    According to the Economist, the Nordic countries – Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland – should serve as a role model for politicians across party colours.

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    A sandy ‘pirate’s beach’ and one of the world’s most family-friendly amusement parks.

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    Wide-open marshlands and a royal village with gourmet treats

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    Denmark’s coastal wilderness!

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    Cycling and horse riding in the great outdoors

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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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    You’re spoilt for choice in South Jutland when it comes to calm, family-friendly beaches. There are many dotted along the Little Belt coast, the island of Als and the Kegnæs peninsula.

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    Open farmland, Denmark’s highest sand dune and one of Scandinavia’s top gourmet experiences

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    The island of Fanø in the Wadden Sea National Park

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    North Zealand is easily accessible from Copenhagen and offers you a varied array of outdoor activities, from swimming, walking and cycling to more extreme sports.

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    The Wadden Sea National Park is Denmark's largest and newest national park. It's also a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its enormous ecological importance as the world's largest unbroken system of intertidal sand and mud flats. Head here for unbeatable birdwatching!

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    Lonely Planet Traveller magazine recently ranked Denmark as the world’s 3rd best destination for family holidays in their “Best in Travel 2014” edition. Their reasons? Well, check out the 10 weird and wild things for kids to do in Denmark right here..

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