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    Viking ships, Viking festivals and Viking centres offering hands-on activities - and  historic Viking ring fortresses. Denmark offers a unique chance to experience 1,000 years of Viking heritage - how Vikings lived, dressed and built their impressive ships.  Download itinerary as PDF

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Let your meeting be inspired by Denmark's Viking heritage. Looking back in history, Danish ancestors explored, settled, traded and plundered far and wide across the world in the Viking Age. Surpass meeting expecations and let your delegates experience life as a Viking - Visit Viking villages, challenge each other by competing in Viking games that will show you how to be a real Viking, and finish off the day with a Viking inspired dinner and a trip in a real Viking ship.

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

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    Denmark has wonderful beaches open to all. Nowhere in the nation are you ever more than 50km from the coast. In Denmark, you’ll find sandy beaches, national parks and rocky cliffs. Among the most spectacular coastal destinations are the almost 500km sandy west coast with its mighty drifting sand dunes and the tree-capped white cliffs of the island of Møn. And almost everywhere you visit there are coastal holiday homes and seaside hotels. 

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    Danish chefs are leading the way in a new wave of gourmet thinking. Slow food over fast food and focus on locally-sourced produce. That’s the essence of New Nordic cuisine, a sustainable and healthy trend that has taken Scandinavia by storm. Denmark boasts 21 Michelin stars at 18 star-studded restaurants, besides 12 Bib Gourmand restaurants. Here is a selection to try out. Download itinerary as PDF

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    Ferryboats of all sizes make is easy to explore the Danish archipelago, reaching 72 unique island communities. Here visitors will find cottage B&Bs, pedal-friendly country lanes and age-old maritime heritage. Feel the sand between your toes, the wind in your hair and enjoy Denmark’s scenic archipelago. Download itinerary as PDF (Picture: FOAP_Morch_Ferryride)

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    Danish chefs are leading the way in a new wave of gourmet thinking. Slow food over fast food and focus on locally-sourced produce. That’s the essence of New Nordic cuisine, a sustainable and healthy trend that has taken Scandinavia by storm. Denmark boasts 21 Michelin stars at 18 star-studded restaurants, besides 12 Bib Gourmand restaurants. Here is a selection to try out. Download itinerary as PDF

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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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    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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    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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    Here you can browse through a very quick history of a very old country.

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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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    Discover some of Denmark’s beautiful old towns, learn about the nation’s history and explore the adventure and fun of LEGOLAND in Billund - the world’s first and still Europe’s biggest theme park dedicated to the LEGO brick. The region of South Denmark is full of exciting and educational activities, embraced in scenic nature and offering inspiring accommodation. Download itinerary as PDF

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    There are many spectacular castle and manor hotels around Denmark - all romantic and inspiring destinations. Staying at a manor offers the opportunity to dine like a prince in fine, centuries-old settings and enjoy activities in open nature - such as golfing. Find inspiration at Denmark’s age-old manors and castles nationwide. Download as PDF

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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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    Denmark’s rocky Baltic island of Bornholm is a popular holiday destination that offers heritage sights and scenic nature. Visitors can explore old castle ruins and medieval coastal villages with smokehouses and harbourside dining. Bornholm is also known for its arts and crafts and several galleries and museums are dedicated to the island’s ceramics, glass art and woodcraft. Download the itinerary for Bornholm

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    Christmas starts early in Denmark when, in mid-November, market squares and streets are dressed for the holiday season. There’s a unique atmosphere - and Christmas spirit. Visit the Christmas markets at Egeskov Castle on Funen, experience Christmas of old in Aarhus - and go ice-skating. Download itinerary as PDF

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

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    Staying at a Danish country inn or a seaside hotel is a great way to discover Denmark’s natural beauty and the charm of its culinary traditions. Beautifully located by Danish shores, you find numerous seaside inns and hotels. Sit back and enjoy inspiring cuisine and the peace and quiet of scenic coastal nature. Download itinerary as PDF 

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    ... continued - Staying at a Danish country inn or a seaside hotel is a great way to discover Denmark’s natural beauty and the charm of its culinary traditions. Beautifully located by Danish shores, you find numerous seaside inns and hotels. Sit back and enjoy inspiring cuisine and the peace and quiet of scenic coastal nature.

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    Denmark has literally hundreds of castles, manors and palaces. Many are still privately owned by aristocratic families, who welcome visitors to their magnificent homes and private collections. Enjoy these impressive heritage homes and their parkland surroundings either in country settings nationwide or in major towns and cities. Download as PDF

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    Denmark has literally hundreds of castles and palaces once home to kings and princes. They are splendidly situated in scenic settings. Some in cities, such as Copenhagen, and others in open countryside. Most are open to the public and offer a chance to experience centuries of royal heritage.  Download as PDF

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    To assist you, we have listed a few tour operator companies that are all very knowledgeable on Denmark. They specialize in vacations to Denmark, and offer customized and packaged programs. 

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    Celebrated for the nation’s mid-century Danish Modern movement, Denmark invites visitors to discover architectural wonders and new contemporary art museums offering an inspired vision of Nordic living. Danish design is world famous and Copenhagen is home to a wide range of modern design hives, including museums, design stores and new contemporary landmarks. Download itinerary as PDF

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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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    History, adventure and fine dining – the home island of legendary fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen has much to offer, including romantic accomodation, maritime heritage and age-old castles. Funen is the heart of Denmark, beautifully located between Jutland and Zealand within easy reach of major cities such as Copenhagen and Aarhus. Download itinerary for the Island of Funen

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    Christmas starts early in Denmark when, in late November, market squares and streets are dressed for the holiday season. There’s a unique atmosphere - and a spirit of Christmas. Visit beautifully decorated markets, soak up the yuletide atmosphere of Tivoli Gardens - one of Europe’s most magical Christmas experiences - and explore Copenhagen’s pedestrianised city centre, a shopper’s paradise packed with luxury brand stores and cosy cafés.

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    & FUNEN: Staying at a Danish country inn or a seaside hotel is a great way to discover Denmark’s scenic beauty and the charm of its culinary traditions. Beautifully located by Danish shores, you find numerous seaside inns and hotels. Sit back and enjoy inspiring cuisine and the peace and quiet of scenic coastal nature. Download itinerary as PDF 

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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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    It’s easy to get out onto the water and experience real Danish maritime history for yourself. A number of harbour towns around Denmark have important maritime attractions, festivals and vintage sailing ships to board. Here are some great places to discover Denmark’s history on the high seas.

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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.