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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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    North Jutland, Denmark's most northerly region, has plenty of appeal for an active holiday throughout the year. With 1,450km of broad, sandy beaches and a picturesque, unspoiled hinterland, a holiday in North Jutland brings together outdoor adventures and Viking history with blue seas, big skies and lots of good, clean fun. Here's VisitDenmark's pick of the best:

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    If you're looking for things to do in Copenhagen and have time to go a little further afield, then head north of the city along the Danish Riviera of North Zealand. This historic region close to Copenhagen is packed full of royal castles, cultural sites and beautiful beaches. We've highlighted some of the best things to see in North Zealand here, such as the stunning Frederiksborg Castle (pictured) and Kronborg Castle at Helsingør (Elsinore), home of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

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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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    So, you've seen the Little Mermaid, taken a Hans Christian Andersen tour and now you're looking for something a little different? Try any of these weird and wonderful things to do in Denmark and see Scandinavia's smallest kingdom from a whole new perspective! In Denmark you can dive with sharks, get lost in a crowd of Santa Clauses and hike up one of Europe's biggest sand dunes.

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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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    Put Hamlet’s Castle, Kronborg, on your list of things to see whilst in Denmark! Whether you’re looking for things to do near Copenhagen or have more time to explore, there's time enough to visit Denmark’s most famous castle, immortalised by Shakespeare back in the 1600s.

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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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    Let your clients leave their stress behind and take a crash course in cultural cosiness the Danish way. The Danes have regularly been voted "The World's happiest people".

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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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    Legal Disclaimer1. Access to and use of this site is provided by Brandingdanmark.dk subject to the following Terms and Conditions. 

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    Photo Contest - Official Rules

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    Legal Disclaimer1. Access to and use of this site is provided by VisitDenmark subject to the following Terms and Conditions. 

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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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    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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    During the course of The Danish Girl's running time, we visit more than a dozen Copenhagen locations.

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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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    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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    North Zealand strives to provide experiences of high quality to all visitors. The region excells at culinary treats made from local produce to guarantee the highest quality. North Zealand is also known as the green gardens of Copenhagen with sandy beaches, breath-taking views over Kattegat from high cliffs, two of the largest lakes in Denmark and Denmark's second largest forest, Gribskov.

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    At the top of the European Continent, North Jutland offers a windswept beachscape of mighty drifting sand dunes and heather-clad heaths. Its the perfect yuletide escape!

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    Meetovation put into practice - videos and news on the topic

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    Aalborg is a multi-faceted city full of contrasts. A city with a lust for life and all of its pleasures. It’s also grand on a manageable scale with all the major city attractions within easy distance.

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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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    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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    Purpose: 1. to get to know each other based on what we have in common. 2. to get up and move around

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    Their Royal Highnesses will be official guests of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe of Denmark and The Prince Consort from 24 – 28 March, during which time they will visit Kronborg Castle. The Prince and The Duchess will see a Hamlet workshop involving young people from youth theatre group Ragnarock. The workshop will be organised by HamletScenen in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company and will take place on 26 March.

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    The top of Denmark is an island, split from mainland Jutland by the enormous Limfjord. To the north, it juts dramatically out into sea on all sides. You’ll find that this isolation produces a very special light and more hours of sunshine than the rest of Denmark. The landscape is beautiful but harsh, with endless white beaches, sand dunes, cliffs, heathland and forests. Witness the bizarre sight of trees bending east from the sheer force of the prevailing wind or take a break from the wind around the sheltered straits, inlets and bays of the Limfjord.

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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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    Denmark has a world of free events on offer all year round, but especially in the summer months. Shake your stuff to Danish and international artists at a music festival, let your hair down at a harbour or city festival, or find that special item at an outdoor market.

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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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    2016 will see the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. The occasion will be marked by HamletScenen - organisers of the annual Shakespeare Festival at Kronborg Castle in Helsinore - who plan a three-week long festival of theatre, cinema and concerts from 1st August 2016 onwards.

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    The world's best Food Photographers are gathering in Vejle, southern Jutland, for the International Food Photo Festival on 22-25 October 2015.

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    We know that travel professionals are busy people drowning in destination information. This is why we are here to give you targeted news about sights, accommodation and cultural events, as well as relevant photos, videos, inspirational itineraries and more. Let us help you promote all the wonderful experiences Denmark has to offer to your clients.

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    Bringing your kids to Denmark? If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration for budget or free attractions in Denmark for kids, read on. Learn about free entry museums, films and theater, fun experiences in cities and nature and much more. It is possible to do Denmark on a budget or for free even with the kids in tow!

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    Leave your stresses behind and take a crash course in cultural cosiness the Danish way. The Danes have regularly been voted "The World's happiest people". Life is good in Denmark - Social cohesion, a strong community spirit and high living standards make this small Nordic nation by the sea a uniquely intimate, relaxing and safe place to visit.

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    We all prefer blue skies and sunny weather for our holiday, but there's no denying, rainy days do happen in Copenhagen! Even if you are here on a wet day, there’s still plenty of things to do in Copenhagen that will keep you dry, happy and well entertained. Why not visit one of Copenhagen's more than 90 museums? Or head down to the depths under the parliament, Christiansborg, setting for the TV series Borgen?

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    You won't run out of fun things to do in Denmark over the Christmas season. As well as the wealth of unique Danish Christmas events and attractions, such as Tivoli Christmas Market, many of Denmark's most-popular attractions are open for indoor and outdoor entertainment. So grab your coat, head out and experience Denmark in the midst of midwinter!

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    It can be hard to explain the Danish word 'hygge' (sounds a bit like 'hooga'). Roughly it translates to coziness, but that definition doesn’t quite cover it. Hygge is so much more and always involves creating a nice, warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people around you. 

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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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    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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    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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    In Denmark, history comes to life right before your eyes – and it’s easy and fun to take part as it unfolds. Let your clients visit some of the world’s biggest and oldest open-air museums in Copenhagen and Aarhus. Let them learn what it was like to be a true Viking from the many Viking museums or send them off to feel the presence of ancient history in medieval towns in the provinces of the country. With a thousand years of royal history, Denmark is home to castles, palaces, churches and remarkable Viking monuments, inviting visitors to experience the greatness of ancient times.

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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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    Viewers around the globe just can't get enough of Danish crime dramas and political thrillers. And not just on the small screen; Denmark has a long tradition of producing both world-class directors and award-winning films. Lars von Trier, Susanne Bier and Nicolas Winding Refn are just a few of the Danish directors who've produced films to international acclaim. Danish actors like Mads Mikkelsen are becoming household names on both the silver screen and TV around the world. Become the latest Danish film fan!

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    Hard to explain and even harder to pronounce, the Danish word 'hygge' (pronounced 'hooga') translates roughly to 'cosiness'. But as our guide Anna discovers, there's much more to the unique Danish concept of hygge.

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    Tivoli is more than just a fairground. It’s an historical gem and a cultural wonderland right at the heart of Copenhagen.

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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.