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    Discover your Danish heritage If your ancestors originally came from Denmark visiting the country of your ethnic roots could very well be the trip of your life. Whether you know a little or a lot about your Danish ancestor or ancestors, this page is designed to give help you trace your Danish roots, and you a good impression of what life was like for your relative – and perhaps even inspire you to make the trip to the Old Country yourself. Visit Denmark and walk in the footsteps of your ancestors.

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    Whether you are tracing your Danish ancestors or just interested in learning more about Danish immigration to the US, this is where to start.

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    Romantic and inspiring – in Denmark visitors can live like a king at historic castles and manors. Experience these grand estates and enjoy fine dining, golfing and centuries old heritage. Download itinerary as PDF 

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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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    Rich in Viking heritage and a favourite hang-out of Danish painters, North Jutland's cultural and historical offerings are many. Take time out from the beach to explore the region's artistic and historical traditions.

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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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    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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    Architecture, history and spectacular new art – Danish cities have much to offer. Odense, Aarhus and Aalborg feature heritage centres and highlight attractions created by leading designers and architects. Download itinerary as PDF

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    Are you a Dane? In the Census 2000, approximately 1.5 million Americans listed themselves as having Danish ancestry. In this article, you can read more about how the ‘Danish-Americans’ came to be.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Denmark’s rocky Baltic island of Bornholm is a popular holiday destination that offers heritage sights and nature – all of which can easily be reached on bicycle or on nature walks. Download the itinerary for Bornholm

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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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    Viking ships and Viking festivals with handson activities – and historic Viking fortresses. Denmark offers a unique chance to experience 1000 years of Viking heritage. Download itinerary as PDF

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    Ferryboats of all sizes let you explore the Danish archipelago, reaching 72 inhabited islands and unique island communities. Here visitors will find cottage B&Bs, pedal-friendly country lanes and age-old maritime heritage. Download itinerary as PDF

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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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    For centuries, North Zealand has been the playground of Danish kings and queens and you can feel its important role in Danish history at the region’s many castles and royal parklands.

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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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    UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has added another two World Heritage Sites in Denmark to the prestigious list - Stevns Klint and the Wadden Sea - taking the total number sites in Denmark to five.

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    Thousands of years of history are waiting to be explored on Funen, an island packed with manor houses and castles. Be inspired by the place that has inspired painters for generations and gave the world Hans Christian Andersen.

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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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    Artistic heritage The special light on the exposed Odsherred peninsula has always attracted many artists. You can see their work at a great selection of galleries and exhibitions in the area. The Painters' Farm (Malergården) is the former home of local artist Sigurd Swane and his family, near Plejerup, and is open to the public as a museum.

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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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    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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    A region packed with attractions, from castles, flower gardens and ancient church frescos to wildlife parks and amusements.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Let the smile reappear on your face as you taste a Danish CityBee (ByBi) Honey Beer, grab a bite of Brain Food and learn more about how the Danes make clients happier by creating meetings with a high Return On Investment, Meetovation style.

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    VisitDenmark “Win a Trip to Copenhagen & Skagen” Sweepstakes Official Rules The VisitDenmark “Win a Trip to Copenhagen & Skagen” Sweepstakes is intended for participation only in the United States shall be construed according to, and governed exclusively by, United States. Do not participate in the Sweepstakes unless you meet the eligibility requirements set forth below and are physically located in the United States at the time of entry. OFFICIAL RULES - NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHEREVER PROHIBITED.

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    As critics go wild over New Nordic Cuisine, chefs are reaching out to the man on the street with novel ideas. Ever tried Asian food with a Nordic twist? Welcome to New Nordic 2.0

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    Top 15 fun facts about Denmark: Fun fact #1:Danes really like pickled herring Fun fact #2: Danes enjoy salty licorice with a cold glas of milk Fun fact #3: Danes have a strong sense of irony

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    Though a very small minority group, the Jewish people in Denmark have made significant contributions to the economic, political, cultural and scientific development of Denmark. And the rescue of the Jews during World War II is an important chapter in both Jewish and modern Danish history.

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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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    The Copenhagen Cooking food festival runs from 24 August to 2 September offering gastronomic experiences celebrating the Nordic kitchen's seasonal ingredients and sustainable principles. Get ready for urban garden adventures, Michelin dining, and Copenhagen Cooking's very own Nordic beer.

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

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    New York October 24, 2011 - Do you know ’schmorrebroud’?!?!! The favorite lunch of the Danes is indeed challenging to pronounce, but it sure is delicious. The grandiose open face sandwich with a base of healthy rye bread and all sorts of goodies on top is a Danish classic. Now you can learn more about the culture behind this increasingly popular food - right from your iPhone.

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    Here is some of the feed-back from MINDevent 2013. Enjoy!

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    May 1st saw 22 British MICE agencies and Professional Meeting Planners cooking up loads of great ideas for staging successful meetings at VisitDenmark's MINDtalk event at hip venue Icetank in Covent Garden.

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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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    Think Denmark is expensive? It doesn't have to be! Denmark is actually an easy cheap holiday destination, perfect for budget travel. It's small and quick to get around by bike or public transport. Many of its most famous attractions and landmarks are free to see. There are free events and Denmark's beaches and national parks are free to enjoy all year round. And don't worry about expensive restaurants and places to stay! There are many cheap hotels, cheap restaurants and ways to spend less on food in Denmark.

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    Get glammed up and ready to dance the night away at VisitDenmark's major Eurovision Song Contest parties around the globe! Join us in 8 countries worldwide for a fabulous night of festivity. In London, you may even leave with Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final tickets and flights to 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.