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    Copenhagen is rich in history. The Danish capital was officially founded in 1167 by Bishop Absalon, but research suggest that the location was inhabited already in the late Viking age. Copenhagen was a busy and strategically important merchant city throughout the medieval period where it controlled much of the lucrative trade and traffic to and from the Baltic Sea.

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    Aalborg and the surrounding area is packed with Viking heritage, Viking sites and Viking experiences. From burial sites and reconstructed dwellings to museums, Aalborg is a great destination for the Viking enthusiast.

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    The Vikings were more than simply a raiding and pillaging people. They had highly developed social, religious and commercial structures and were just as adept at farming as raiding. Through on-going archaeological research, we're uncovering more and more about the lives behind the myths. Re-discovered jewellery, handicrafts, weapons, clothes and long-ships all help fill the gaps in our knowledge of the Norsemen. Here's a guide to experiences in Denmark where you can learn more about the Viking people and their ways.

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    The key elements of Meetovation – in short

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    Bring your family to Denmark and live out your wildest Viking fantasies with your loved ones. Learn about the history of the Nordic raiders through play and interactive events that are fun for all ages. Here's a guide to Viking fun for your family.

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    In East Denmark we have UNESCO World Viking Heritage and other world class Viking attractions with plenty of Viking fun for both families and hard-core history enthusiasts alike.  Go sailing on a real Viking ship from Roskilde, learn a trick or two from a Viking in combat at the Viking fortress Trelleborg and you may even bump into legendary hero Beowulf in the Land of Legends. 

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    Denmark is famous around the world as a proud Viking land. There are many places in the country where you can not only visit Viking ruins and monuments, but also take part in thrilling Viking events and re-enactments. So grab a helment and prepare for battle!

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    If you're looking for a mini-cruise around the beautiful Danish archipelago or a short trip to one of our Scandinavian neighbours, get some inspiration from these alternative cruises.

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    Walk on the wild side in zoos, wildlife and safari parks across Denmark. See Siku, Denmark's adorable polar bear cub or wonder at the new elephant house at Copenhagen Zoo. Just remember to take your little monkeys with you!

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    Copenhagen is full of festivals throughout the year. Music, film, food, art, comedy - the Danish capital has an event for everyone. Here's a selection of great festivals taking place in Copenhagen this year.

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    ICS - International Conference Services & Motivational Events - with offices in both Copenhagen and Aarhus - are launching a thrilling range of new products at EIBTM 2013.

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    Whether your in the market for Viking replica outfits or jewelry, or you just want to immerse yourself in a bit of history, Viking markets are perfect places to visit.

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    No matter where you go in Denmark, you are not far from Viking history. The country is scattered with Viking burial sites, fortresses, and indoor and outdoor museums. Here you can read more about the various Viking sites in Denmark to help plan your next Viking raid!

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    Copenhagen is wonderful in the springtime. The days get longer, the sun gets brighter, the weather gets warmer, and the whole city starts buzzing with life. Here's a guide to some of the best springtime events in Copenhagen.

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    If you want to drink a coffee with like-minded people, chat with your friends over a cocktail or two or simply party into the early hours, Denmark has plenty of venues and events that cater just for you. Here's a guide to some of the best LGBT cafés, bars and nightclubs in Denmark.

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    Copenhagen is wonderful in the summertime. The days get longer, the sun gets brighter, the weather gets warmer, and the whole city is buzzing with life. Here's a guide to some of the best summertime events in Copenhagen.

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    In Denmark you're never more than 50km from the coast, so it's no wonder the Danes love making a splash. From wild water parks to beautiful beaches, there's no excuse not to get wet in Denmark this summer - or all year round if you're a viking! Here's VisitDenmark's guide to some of the best Danish aqua parks.

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    Come experience Danish maritime culture this year. In a country surrounded by seas, there's plenty of maritime events throughout the year to suit everyone. From tall ship races to herring fishing competitions and harbour festivals - get your water kicks in Denmark in 2014!

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    Ribe is not only Denmark’s but also Scandinavia's oldest town. Ribe's Viking history can be traced back to around 710 AD, when it was a thriving market place by the Ribe River. Ribe grew throughout the Viking Age to become a bustling city with international trade connections attracting craftsmen and traders from across the world. Excavations in and around Ribe have recovered numerous unique archaeological remnants from this period.

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    Research and experience shows that one cannot concentrate at lectures for more than 20-30 min at a time. Hence it can be relevant to break up the presentation in smaller parts and involve the participants. Below is list of excercises that can help you move away from long one-way lectures:

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    Below is a list of excercises that will support the dialogue and knowledge sharing in your meeting:

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    Below you will find a list of excercises that stimulates the energy in your meeting:

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    If you love running, come to Denmark and try your fitness against other competitors from all over the world. Whether you're a casual runner or a hardened marathon veteran, Denmark has the event for you. Here's VisitDenmark's guide to running events in Denmark.

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    Denmark was recently voted one of the world's best destinations for family holidays, and the country has plenty to keep your little ones entertained, inspired and stimulated. Bring your family to Denmark for your next autumn break - your kids will love it!

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    There are a number of LGBT events held in Denmark each year, including the annual Copenhagen Pride Week festival that culminates in the extravagant Pride parade. Here's a guide to some of the best gay and lesbian events in Denmark.

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    Engross yourself in art in Denmark! This time of year offers a great selection of art exhibitions from both famous artists and Danish names. Here's a guide to some of the best art exhibitions in Denmark this autumn.

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    Join 80,000 others in a field at Northern Europe's biggest music festival or sit back and relax in an outdoor café to the smooth sound of jazz in Copenhagen's historic streets. Denmark is a music festival nation and there's an event to satisfy your taste in music at some point during the year. The Danes love live music, both indoors and out, and 2014 is full of music festivals ranging from intimate to massive, covering diverse styles like jazz, heavy metal, classical and electronica. So let the music take you to Denmark!

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    Make Christmas shopping a memorable experience this year, with a trip to one of Denmark's atmospheric Christmas markets. From November onwards, Denmark explodes with magical markets. There are those at the heart of Copenhagen, the famous Tivoli Christmas market and traditional Christmas markets at castles and manor houses around Denmark. Warm yourself with a cup of mulled wine (gløgg) and take your time picking out that perfect Danish design gift or decoration to take home, with the help of this guide.

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    Copenhagen has a vibrant and active music scene, with everything from rock to jazz to electronica to classical. Apart from a wealth of regular live shows by national and international performers, the capital is also home to many diverse and exciting music festivals throughout the year. Here is a guide to some of the best music festivals Copenhagen has on offer.

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    Denmark is a perfect destination for water sports holidays. In Denmark you're never more than 50km from the coast, which means there are plenty of great opportunities to do water sports. Whether you like diving, surfing or kayaking there's something for you. Here's VisitDenmark's guide to some of the best places for water sports activities in Denmark.

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    Denmark is now an international food hotspot, with award-winning chefs, award-winning restaurants and new food trends sweeping Danish cities like Copenhagen and Aarhus. Interest in all things Danish food has meant that even traditional Danish dishes, such as the famous smørrebrød (open sandwich), has enjoyed a modern revival. But Nordic food is more than just fancy eateries and famous names. You can taste the best of Nordic food at many food festivals in Denmark throughout the year, presenting goodies from organic produce to regional seafood.

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    Denmark has a wide variety of world-class museums and there is something for all ages and interests. Whether you like history, art, nature or science, there's a museum for you. Here's a list of some of the more popular Danish museum attractions to get you started.

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     Jelling is located in East Jutland and boasts some of Europe’s most prominent Viking Age monuments, included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Jelling is a perfect place to learn about Viking royalty and Viking life.

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    Denmark is full of exciting national and international sports events throughout the year, as well as popular events which you can take part in yourself! Windsurfing, marathons and mountain biking are but some of the sports events you can enjoy in Denmark this time of year. Here's VisitDenmark's guide to autumn sports events in Denmark.

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    There's a wealth of interesting and engaging exhibitions throughout Denmark this time of year. From comprehensive Viking exhibitions to fascinating World War 2 fortifications, Denmark has a wide selection of museum exhibitions to cater for all tastes. Here's VisitDenmark's guide to some of the best museum and exhibition visits in Denmark this autumn.  

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    It's easy to feel fabulous in Denmark! Around Denmark's more than 7,000km of coast you'll find traditional seaside spa hotels (Badehoteller) where quaint decor and old Danish charm meet modern wellness facilities. A number of these can be enjoyed all year round, as can Denmark's fantastic range of modern spa and wellness retreats, gathered together in this guide.

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    If you are interested in marine life, visit one of Denmark's fantastic aquariums, where you can do more than just get up close to the animals - in some aquariums you can actually swim with or touch them! So take the whole family on an underwater adventure and visit one of these aquariums in Denmark.  

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    With this guide to gastronomic experiences in NorthDenmark, you can delve deeper into the culture and landscape of this dynamic part of Denmark and taste some of Denmark's best local raw ingredients. The salt produced on Læsø is a much sought-after product in Denmark and other parts of the world and you can see it being produced as it has been for centuries right here. Put together your own food tour of the region with this guide to restaurants, local producers and food festivals in North Denmark.

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    Fancy trying Denmark’s best duck? Or tasting cheese right where it’s produced? You can in the Limfjord region! This part of Denmark is famed for its seafood and you can pick up fresh fish and seafood at the fish market in Thyborøn or oysters at Glyngøre. Cycle your way round the region’s local farm shops and microbreweries and pack your own picnic basket full of local goodness. If you need something stronger, the region offers you a special Snapps Route, where you can not only taste Denmark’s famous liqueur but learn how to brew your own!

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    Boutique hotels are all about individuality and relaxation in style. As one of the world’s most renowned design nations, you’ll find Denmark full of design hotels where everything, from the wallpaper down to the rug beneath your feet, is handpicked to create a certain aesthetic. From luxury boutique hotels furnished with classic Danish design to smaller hotels with eye-catching interiors and unique character, you can truly treat yourself to a hotel stay to remember in Denmark.

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    Archaeological findings in the Frederikssund area tell suggest that people have lived here since the earliest stone age. Immerse yourself in Viking history for a day with fun attractions and sights at the Viking World!

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    Denmark is a haven for culture. Arts, music, dance, theatre, fashion, events – Denmark offes it all, all year round. Here's a brief guide to some of the best cultural activitites in Denmark.

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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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    We all prefer blue skies and sunny weather for our holiday, but we'll be honest with you; rainy days do happen in Copenhagen! But even if you do catch Copenhagen on a wet day, there’s still plenty to do to keep entertained, as well as dry and happy. Why not visit one of the Danish capital's more than 90 museums? Or head down to the depths under the current parliament? Make the most of a rainy day in Copenhagen with these ideas. 

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    The western part of Zealand is packed with Viking experiences. The area has great outdoor attractions with genuine Viking heritage, including a Viking-age fortress and the beautiful Åmosen Nature Reserve.

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    In 2013 Denmark celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of world-famous philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard. Kierkegaard still makes an impression on the world today and there are many places in Denmark where you can visit important Søren Kierkegaard sites. Find out here where you can take a time out from your visit to Denmark to reflect on the life and ideas of Denmark's great philosopher.

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    Danish nature is spectacular in the autumn months. The leaves turn a golden yellow and everything in nature gets an autumnal hue. Why not go hiking in beautiful and dramatic countryside? Endless sand dunes, heathland and cliff walks; Denmark is at its bracing best in the autumn. Head out with this guide to things to do outdoors in Denmark this autumn.

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    Denmark is not only Scandinavia's gourmet food capital, with 17 Michelin stars at 15 star-studded restaurants. In recent years, Copenhagen has blazed its own trail as one of the world's great gastronomic hotspots. And with the news that Michelin will be publishing a special Nordic Restaurant guide in 2015, we can expect many more Danish restaurants to receive long-overdue stars next year! Congratulations to the following restaurants, which have been given one or two Michelin stars in the 2014 edition of the Michelin Guide. The list includes three newcomers, compared to the 2013 list!

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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.