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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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    If you love outdoor pursuits and you prefer something a bit different, there are plenty of unusual outdoor activities in Denmark, from porpoise watching to fossil hunting. Here are some suggestion for exhilarating outdoor activities in Denmark.

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    Discovering island village life and birdlife by the salt marshes

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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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    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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    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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    Denmark has literally hundreds of manors, castles and palaces. Many are still privately owned by aristocratic families, who welcome visitors to their magnificent homes and private collections. Download as PDF

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    Photo Contest - Official Rules

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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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    A cycling holiday in your pocket

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    There are lots of options for cheap accommodation in Denmark and even free accommodation, if you know how to find it! From house swap holidays to free camping in the wild, if you're a budget-conscious traveller read on to find cheap accommodation in Denmark.

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    Cycling and horse riding in the great outdoors

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    The tree-topped white cliffs of Møn

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

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    With gentle terrain, safe tracks and well sign-posted routes, Denmark is a fantastic family cycling destination. You can make it easy for your children by planning routes that are less hilly and combining natural experiences with the excitement of attractions along the way, such as zoos and amusement parks.

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

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    Combine cycling with sailing or golfing by a tranquil island cove

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    Denmark has a reputation for being an expensive place to holiday, but it's easy to travel cheaply and enjoy free things to do, if you know where to look! For visitors looking for a unique way to experience Denmark and for ways to do it cheaply, we've put together a few ideas for fun, cheap and unusual things to do, to really experience Denmark.

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

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    On the doorstep of the world famous amusement park LEGOLAND®, lies the brand new LEGOLAND® Holiday Village; a family-friendly place including a hostel, themed cabins and a campsite and a attractive value-for-money meeting venue too...

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    The island of Fanø in the Wadden Sea National Park

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    Lose yourself in the rolling heathlands of Djursland’s National Park Spend an exciting weekend in Aarhus, Denmark’s second city Cycle or hike the many, varied trails of The Lake District Go green on Samsø island, home of some of Denmark’s best produce

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    East Jutland offers you a wonderful combination of fertile landscape, expansive forests, sandy shorelines and bustling big cities. The green and hilly landscape of the region was formed by the glaciers of the last glaciation. Valleys, gorges and deep fjords were all carved by the flow of glacial melt water and when the ice finally disappeared around 14,000 years ago, it left a beautiful, hilly moraine landscape. You’ll find that East Jutland is easily accessible and full of varied, outdoor experiences. It's also home to Denmark's dynamic second city, Aarhus.

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    Denmark’s coastal wilderness!

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    Adventures great and small!

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    Animal fun and medieval heritage by a country lane

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    Soft-rolling farmland, fairytale adventure and a hedonist hideaway

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    Wintercamping wird in Dänemark immer populärer, und entsprechend steigt die Anzahl an Ganzjahres-Campingplätzen. In einem der modernen kälteisolierten Campingwagen oder in einer Campinghütte kann man das Campingleben das ganze Jahr über genießen. Die so genannten „Hytter“, kleine gemütliche Holzhäuschen für zwei bis sechs Personen, sind oft sogar mit Küchenzeile und Bad zu mieten.

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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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    Apple orchards, a meandering coastline and whimsical medieval contraptions

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

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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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    A short trip from Aarhus you'll find white-sand beaches along the Kattegat coast and numerous fjords.

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    Escape into three of Denmark's most beautiful natural places; Denmark's national parks. Each national park presents you with different landscape and opportunities for outdoor activities as diverse as hiking, paragliding or oyster hunting. Denmark's largest national park, The Wadden Sea, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014.

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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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    You don’t have far to go to find yourself in rich and varied countryside in Denmark. With an exceptionally long coastline and hundreds of Danish islands waiting to be explored, Denmark is a haven for beach-lovers. The south coast dramatically meets the Baltic Sea with high cliffs and the whole country is criss-crossed by walking and cycling trails. Whether you are looking for peace and tranquillity or the rush of an exhilarating outdoor adventure, Denmark is the place to find it.

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    Wide-open marshlands and a royal village with gourmet treats

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    Chalky white cliffs and cold war secrets

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

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    A richly diverse natural landscape, only a short trip from Aarhus, is waiting in East Jutland. Parkland, lakeland, fjords and forests - this region really does have it all!

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    Denmark has produced many award-winning films over the years. Here's VisitDenmarks' pick of the best!

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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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    Riding in a prairie wagon, cycling, angling, kayaking - whatever you're in to, East Jutland is the place to try it!

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    The Mols Bjerge National Park, in East Jutland, is one of the most rugged and varied landscapes in Denmark, with many rare animal and plant species. The park covers 180 km² and is named after the area's best known natural feature, the Mols Hills.

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    Denmark is a safe country packed with fun offerings for all the family. From world class attractions, such as Legoland, to thousands of kilometres of unspoilt beaches, you'll find something for your whole family on holiday in Denmark.

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    Family heirloom are often handed down from generation to generation. Sometimes a piece of jewelry, a Christmas ornaments, or maybe an ancient blue fluted coffee cup from Royal Copenhagen? These Family Heirlooms all tell a story. Please share your family story by uploading a picture of your Danish Family Heirlooms to Instagram and tag it #DanishHeirlooms

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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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    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.