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    Legends and Sagas from the Viking age tell great stories and give insight into the values and beliefs of the Vikings. By studying the Legends and Sagas one will therefore not only be entertained but also learn a lot about Vikings

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    Viking ships and Viking festivals with handson activities – and historic Viking fortresses. Denmark offers a unique chance to experience 1000 years of Viking heritage. Download itinerary as PDF

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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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    Denmark is the historical and spiritual home of the Viking. Danish ancestors explored, settled, traded and plundered far and wide across the world during the period of history known as the Viking age. Once feared in Europe for their raiding and pillaging, today's Vikings are a peaceful bunch who have long since traded in their long ships for bicycles. But if you want to get a taste of the old Viking culture and way of life, come to Denmark!

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

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    West Zealand offers easy access and safe meeting destinations and unique opportunities to design your meeting with locally inspired activities. West Zealand has played an important role in Danish history, from the Viking era to medieval times, to the present.  With its impressive Viking legacy, having your meeting in West Zealand can include medieval food and sailing on real Viking ships.

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    So you want to explore Viking history in Denmark? There is the whole range of experiences to choose from, whether you like to delve into special exhibitions, live like a Viking for a day in an outdoor museum or go hiking among burial grounds and ancient monuments.

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    In the Viking age playing was used both for fun and educational purposes. The Vikings used playing as a way to educate and prepare their children for war and the adult life ahead.

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    The everyday life of a Viking was all about obtaining food and shelter. This was no different for the children who worked and did not go to school. Everything that a child needed to know it learned by doing as the adults did.

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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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    The Viking Sword The king slowly works his way through the crowd and into the lake. When the water hits his knees, the king stops, places his sword above his head and greets the gods. He then throws the sword deep into the lake where it instantly disappears. When the offering is over, everybody returns to the King's hall and the festivities can begin.

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    "King Gorm made these runes in honour of his wife Thyra, the pride of Denmark". Such is the inscription on one of the rune stones in Jelling. Rune stones were raised by Vikings to honour loved ones'memories, to proclaim important subjects, tell stories or to brag about achievements.

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    On June 22nd, the National Museum of Denmark opens its international special exhibition, VIKING, which presents a modern picture of the Vikings and displays a large number of unique finds from museums in 12 countries.

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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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    We all think we know the Vikings, from the stories of raiding and plundering to Norse mythology and those horned helmets. But how much of this is fact, and how much is myth? Here's a brief overview to help you brush up on your Viking knowledge!

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

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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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    Whether visitors are looking for a fun and educational family holiday or an inspiring weekend break in one of the world’s most liveable countries – then look no further! Download itinerary as PDF

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    Denmark’s Viking heritage centres and markets are popular attractions where history is brought back to life. Here families can taste Viking food and watch craftspeople and warriors in action.

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    Celebrated for its classic modern design tradition, Denmark lets visitors discover architectural wonders and new contemporary art museums with an inspired vision of Nordic living. Download itinerary as PDF

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    Romantic and inspiring – in Denmark visitors can live like a king at historic castles and manors. Experience these grand estates and enjoy fine dining, golfing and centuries old heritage. Download itinerary as PDF 

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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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    Lonely Planet has announced its annual list of must-see destinations in Europe in 2014. On the list is 'Viking Denmark'; a set of destinations and places of interest within Denmark linked to the ancient explorers who lived there a thousand years ago.

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    In an age of all you can eat, all year round, Danish chefs are leading the way in a new wave of gourmet thinking. Slow food over fast food and locally-sourced produce over food shipped from every corner of the planet. That’s the essence of New Nordic cuisine, a sustainable, healthy and delicious trend that has taken Scandinavia by storm.

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    Why not have your next meeting or conference in East Jutland? This diverse region offers a unique combination of wonderful outdoor experiences in fertile landscapes and modern architecture of Denmark’s second city, Aarhus. Your conference or meeting will be easily accessible in professional and creative facilities.    

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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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    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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    North Jutland is an ideal location for your next meeting or conference. Find untraditional venues in picturesque towns surrounded by a beautiful, yet harsh, landscape of white beaches, sand dunes, cliffs, heathlands and forests. Or find inspiration for your meeting in Aalborg – a city that offers worldclass gastronomy, modern architecture and unique viking-inspired social events.   

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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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    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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    Explore our inspiring feature stories... Meet the Vikings, go on island hopping on some of Denmark's more than 400 islands, taste the new Nordic kitchen, learn more about the Danish bicycle culture, or read about the Danish way of arranging MINDblowing meetings... Find this and more below.

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    Denmark – quality time for families. Short distances, wide-open nature and the many educational and fun family activities in Denmark allow holidaymakers to enjoy quality experiences with something for everyone.

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    The longest Viking longship in the world is part of the Danish National Museum’s major special exhibition, VIKING, which will be exhibited at the National Museum in Copenhagen between 22 June and 17 November 2013.

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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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    Old-world farming, wide-open seascapes and battling Vikings

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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.