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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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    Copenhagen is a really green city! It's been voted Europe's Green Capital for 2014 by the European Environment Commission. So this is one place you can visit and leave with a clean conscience, as well as a smile!

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    No matter where you are in Denmark, you’ll never be more than 50km from the sea. And with over 7,000km of coastline, it’s hardly surprising that beach holidays are a popular part of Danish culture. So consider a beach holiday in 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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    The Kattegat Coast is dotted with many, mild-watered swimming beaches waiting for you to take a dip.

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    South Zealand is a holiday-makers’ heaven, with an enormous number of sheltered, sandy beaches for you to choose from.

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

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    Throughout North Jutland, you sense the sea and its proximity. The region is shaped by its closeness to the North Sea and is a dynamically beautiful holiday destination.

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    South Jutland has some unique and popular holiday islands, which are easy to visit from the mainland. Take the tractor bus over to Mandø or walk on some of Europe's widest beaches on Rømø. Rømø and Mandø lie in the Wadden Sea National Park, Denmark's newest UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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    A modern seaside hotel with historical romance and contemporary stylishness in perfect harmony.

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

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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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    Et seminar- eller en konferanse på Skagen Strand er noe helt spesielt. Ikke minst i kraft av den vakre naturen som ligger rett utenfor døren.

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    Cycling and horse riding in the great outdoors

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    If the thought of experiencing a capital city on two wheels scares you, Copenhagen will soon change your mind. The city is built for cyclists and you’ll see more bikes than cars in the city centre. A third of Copenhageners commute to work by bicycle and it’s not unusual to see people in suits, heels and skirts effortlessly pedalling past.

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    Why Denmark? Forget the why and go straight to when. The Danes are modest and understated by nature (forgive our generalisations). But if there is one thing we are proud of, it is our country. Here are just a few of the reasons why:

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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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    The island of Fanø in the Wadden Sea National Park

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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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    Danish regions: Copenhagen An open, green and liveable city, Copenhagen is celebrated for its quality of life – for its bicycles, contemporary design and Nordic-centred cuisine. One of Europe’s major cruise destinations, the city also offers a historic skyline and waterside modern architecture. North of the city you will find royal heritage, rolling woodlands and romantic seaside towns. The classic Copenhagen A royal, historic city, Copenhagen offers renaissance splendour, waterside romance - and the world's biggest Viking ship!

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    See the best of old and new architecture side-by-side in perfect harmony in the City of Spires.

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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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    Bornholm is great for cycling round, with a particularly attractive and unique cycle route network, which includes sections on the disused railway lines. With options for fishing, climbing and golf on the island too, Bornholm is a compact getaway which offers you lots of activities.

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    Copenhagen currently has four crystal-clear outdoor swimming areas in the inner city, perfect places to strip off and cool off with a quick summer dip - or get invigorated with a spot of winter swimming! Water quality is extremely high and the harbour baths are enjoyed by thousands of Danes and visitors each year. You can also enjoy the city’s impressive beach at Amager, so grab your swimming stuff and head into the city!

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    Top French cuisine by the beach of a historic town

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    With over 400 islands and 7,000 kilometres’ of Danish coastline, Danes could certainly be said to have salt water in their veins.

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    Visit two very unique holiday islands, Samsø (Samsoe) and Anholt in the Kattegat - the stretch of water between Jutland and Zealand and north of Funen (Fyn). See Denmark's so-called desert on Anholt, or the dramatic effects of glaciation on Samsø.

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

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    An area surrounded by water and dotted with lakes and forests, North Zealand is a great area for a day out or a few days exploring the region's natural offerings.

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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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    Looking for some summer holiday inspiration? Denmark is a small kingdom of over 400 islands and 7,000km of coastline. It's easy to get around and dotted with unique holiday cottages. Read on to get started on your summer holiday plans.

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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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    Visit Bornholm’s four impressive round churches Walk the stunning, white-sand beach at Dueodde  Cycle around the island on disused railway cycle routes Taste delicious smoked fish in the picturesque towns of Svaneke and Gudhjem Take in the ruins of Hammershus Castle Further reading Read more about Bornholm.

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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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    A super way to experience Denmark’s nature is to hire a ranger, or guide, to tell you about interesting things along the way. Find out more about this service at your local tourist office or at the visitors centres located in Denmark’s national parks.  Further reading Read more about Natural adventures in Denmark. Read more about Cycling in Denmark.

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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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    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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    The wide open expanses of South Jutland offer you a wealth of outdoor possibilities, on land, water and wheels.

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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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    The island of Bornholm has uniquely contrasting landscapes. Head North for rugged coastal rock formations and South for endless stretches of white sand. Everywhere you'll find cycle and hiking routes and great sights.

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    Step back in time on islands without cars... or dogs!

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    With water on every side and a maximum distance of 50km to the coast, North Jutland is all about beach life and swimming.

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    Stride out on Denmark’s widest beach on the holiday island of Rømø See history come alive at the annual ring riding festival in Sønderborg, a medieval jousting sport enjoying a revival Experience the unbelievable Black Sun phenomenon at The Wadden Sea National Park Explore picturesque Ribe, Denmark’s oldest city Wander the historic streets of Christiansfeld, set to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site Further reading Read more about South Jutland.

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    The Nature Agency produces information leaflets containing maps and descriptions of all public nature areas in Denmark. You can pick up these helpful guides for free at local tourist offices. 

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    Island gourmet for those with an active holiday appetite

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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.