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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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    History, family adventure and fine dining – the island home of legendary fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen has much to offer. Romantic island B&Bs, maritime heritage and age-old castles, Funen is the heart of Denmark. Download itinerary for the Island of Funen

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    Explore the hometown of Hans Christian Andersen and Scandinavia’s oldest town, Ribe. And discover Viking history and the world’s first LEGOLAND – all in the Region of South Denmark. Download itinerary for The South of Denmark

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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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    Denmark's world-famous Little Mermaid statue turned 100 years young in 2013. She's had a tumultuous existence since she first appeared by the Copenhagen water front in 1913. Follow her ups and down over the century below...

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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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    You’ve seen The Little Mermaid, spent an unforgettable night in Tivoli and had your picture taken with the royal guards at Amalienborg Palace. Now it’s time to explore the hidden gems of the city. With this guide to Copenhagen’s best-kept secrets, head off the beaten track and truly experience the heart of the city.

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    Odense is situated at the very heart of Denmark. Famous as the birthplace of author Hans Christian Andersen, you might not know that it is also the official bicycle city of Denmark. Uncover more about Denmark’s third-largest city here…

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    Hans Christian Andersen - you know the name and love many of his timeless characters, such as The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling. But what about the man himself? As the father of fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen was a famous man in his time, courted by royalty and recognised for his greatness whilst living. Follow in the footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen and delve deeper into fairy-tale Denmark at these fastinating sites.

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    13:00    Lunch at Grilleriet - a venue where the emphasis is on bbq food 14:15    Canal tour in the beautiful canals of Copenhagen, starting at The Little Mermaid, the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale figure, and ending at the Nyhavn area 15:30    Site inspection of the newly renovated d'Angleterre Hotel and their new bar Balthazar 15:45    Tour finish and transfer to MIND the take-off session

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    To celebrate the centenary of Denmark's Little Mermaid statue, VisitDenmark has teamed up with Radisson Blu to host a competition to win a trip for two to Denmark.

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    You find fine sandy beaches, with calm waters suitable for swimming, all along the Great Belt coast and the southern stretch of the Little Belt.

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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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    Funen (Fyn) is Denmark's second largest island, situated between the island of Zealand and mainland Denmark (Jutland). It is a fantastic place to go if you want a holiday in Denmark. You can instantly see why it is called Denmark’s garden island, with its gently rolling hills, orchards, hedgerows and thatched, half-timbered farmhouses. The South Funen Archipelago, just south of Funen, is a great place to explore, with islands of many sizes and beautiful straits, bays and inlets. You can drive to Funen over the Great Belt Bridge from Zealand and the Little Belt Bridge from Jutland.

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      Conchita Wurst won the Eurovision Song Contest 2014! Though the Eurovision Song Contest has moved on, the party in Denmark continues! Meet Danes, see the sights and soak up Danish culture on your own fairy-tale holiday in Denmark.        

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    The Little Mermaid turns 100 years young this year. To celebrate, she has promised to appear, in person, in a number of cities around the world on her birthday, 23 August. If you're in the neighbourhood, why not drop by and say hello? And don't forget, VisitDenmark and Radisson Blu are offering a competition to win a trip for two to Denmark - see link on the right for details.

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    The Little Mermaid turns 100 years young this year. To celebrate, she has promised to appear, in person, in a number of cities around the world on her birthday, 23 August. Here's details of where you can catch her in Beijing and Shanghai. And don't forget, VisitDenmark and Radisson Blu are offering a competition to win a trip for two to Denmark - see link on the right for details.

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    From the hill tops of Funen, you can take in amazing views of the South Funen Archipelago and all the varied flora and fauna that covers the island. Known as the garden island, Funen is characterised by fields and pastures and has a wonderful relaxed feel.

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    Denmark's garden island is a fantastic place to visit for those who love their food! Fresh produce is readily available across the region and you can also sample traditional Danish dishes on your way.

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    Funen offers lots of options for fun and exercise in the great outdoors, on land and on water.

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    Get to know Denmark's historical capital city with this brief history of Copenhagen. From the first settlement over 1,000 years ago to Copenhagen as we know it, see the biggest events and key people that have shaped the history of Copenhagen.

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    Denmark is one of the oldest monarchies in the world and its long legacy is perfectly preserved in its many fine castles, manor houses and gardens. Many are still used by the royal family today and most are open for you to explore, with exhibitions, museums, art collections and other events throughout the year.

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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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    A unique area of 55 islands in the Baltic and easily accessible from the islands of Funen and Zealand, this archipelago is popular with yachtsmen, watersports enthusiasts and anyone looking for their own quiet stretch of sand.

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    In the tragic story of the Nazis and the Jews, the rescue of the Danish Jews can be seen as a rare ray of sunshine. Thanks to the help of many ordinary Danes, almost all of Denmark’s Jews survived World War II. Today, in and around Copenhagen, you can walk in the footsteps of the escaping Jews, and learn more about the dramatic days and nights of September and October 1943.

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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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    Dark dramas are something of a Danish TV speciality. Not only has Denmark brought the world The Killing and Borgen, but it's also responsible for five other Emmy-winning Danish TV series, many of which are Scandinavian crime dramas. Here's a guide to the best Danish drama out there right now...

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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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    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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    As part of its ambitious "Room for the NEW" project the Hilton Copenhagen Airport has now upgraded its meeting facilities on the 2nd floor with a superb re-design of all 15 Hilton Meetings rooms and given the Business Centre a completely new look and feel.

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    Tivoli is more than just a fairground. It’s a cultural wonderland and historical gem right at the heart of Copenhagen. So buckle up and prepare for a unique mix of big thrills and traditional Danish culture.

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    Soft-rolling farmland, fairytale adventure and a hedonist hideaway

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    Come and shop in Copenhagen! You’ll find clusters of trade and shops dotted around the city, which makes looking for something in particular even easier and brings you to some of Copenhagen’s most interesting parts.

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    Camperbezitters die in Denemarken gebruik maken van de veerdiensten van rederij Færgen zijn voortaan goedkoper uit. De genoemde rederij, die een groot aantal belangrijke veerdiensten onderhoudt, heeft een andere definitie voor campers opgesteld. Deze houdt in dat voor campers die meer dan 3.500 kg wegen niet meer dezelfde prijs betaald hoeft te worden als voor een bus of vrachtwagen. Hierdoor wordt het voor een flink aantal camperbezitters goedkoper om overtochten in Denemarken te maken.

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    Your local contacts Please do not hesitate to contact your local representative if you have any questions regarding the event.  Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Poland:  VisitDenmark, 2 Glockengiesserwall, D - 20095 Hamburg Stefanie Biese, sb@visitdenmark.com     

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    Many historic towns on the island of Funen can be reached on daytrips from Copenhagen. But a holiday stay on the home island of Hans Christian Andersen lets you to explore its many fairytale castles and attractions.

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    Denmark’s fairytale Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen turns 100 years on 23 August 2013. Celebrating the centennial, body painted mermaids will invade the world, bringing Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid fairytale to life. And VisitDenmark hosts a mermaid photo competition on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

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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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    Don't worry if you haven't had time to plan that surprise trip away for Valentine's Day! Copenhagen is a cosy and romantic getaway at any time of the year. Here are some ideas to help you get to know Copenhagen's romantic side on a city break with that someone special.

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    Come and shop in Denmark, one of the hottest design nations on the planet. From a rich design history, led by legends such as Arne Jacobsen and Hans J. Wegner, Denmark’s design sector has grown into a world-leader. From homeware to fashion, Denmark is an incredible place to pick up unique, cutting-edge products or to find that perfect Scandinavian gift. Beautiful shopping streets await in cities across the country, offering international and Danish brands. So pack your shopping bags and don’t forget your wallet!

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    Did you know that there are more than 1.5 million Americans in the US today with the surname Jensen, Christensen, Rasmussen and Nielsen? Those are all Danish surnames which are carried by descendants of Danes who immigrated to America. Are you one of them? In this article you can read more about Danish surnames and Danish heritage.

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    Follow this easily accessible route around the country and piece together the Viking history of Denmark.

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    A royal village inn with gourmet dining

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    She has been beheaded twice, lost an arm, and been daubed with paint at least seven times. The iconic statue of the Little Mermaid from Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale is now getting a male counterpart: “Han” - a polished stainless steel sculpture featuring a young boy on a stone. The sculpture has been created by Elmgreen & Dragset, the artist duo behind the recent four-meter high bronze sculpture in one of London’s most distinguished spaces Trafalgar Square. 

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    Copenhagen is a fantastic city for a short break. It is relatively small with excellent public transport links, 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.

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    There is a place to stay for every type, every taste, every man and every woman in Copenhagen. Stay in the heart of the city, by the beautiful harbour or wherever you feel like – you will be welcome every place. Here are a few gay-friendly accommodation options.

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    Why not treat your meeting participant to food that tastes great and that help keep the energy level high? More and more hotels in Denmark focuses on organic and healthy food. Our MINDevent partners are two of them, Radssion Blu's Brain Food Brain Food is a new concept developed by chefs at Radisson Blu hotels for meeting and conference guests.

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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.