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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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    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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    Photo Contest - Official Rules

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

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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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    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 VisitDenmark subject to the following Terms and Conditions. 

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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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    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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    Explore the hometown of Hans Christian Andersen and Scandinavia’s oldest town, Ribe. And discover Viking history and the world’s first LEGOLAND – all in the Region of South Denmark. Download itinerary for The South of Denmark

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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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    Five Stars of Scandinavia Tel. 800-722-4126 info@5stars-scandinavia.comwww.5stars-scandinavia.com

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    Nelson's Scandinavia Tel. 800-542-1689info@nelsonsscandinavia.comwww.nelsonsscandinavia.com

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    Tel. 877-256-1999tor@atiworld.comwww.atiworld.com

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    Jensen World Travel, Ltd. Tel. 847-256-5550tor@jensenworldtravel.comwww.jensenworldtravel.com

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    Borton Overseas Tel. 800-843-0602 Fax. 612-822-4755info@bortonoverseas.comwww.bortonoverseas.com

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    800-223-5500www.icelandair.com Routes (via Reykjavik, Iceland): Seattle-Reykjavik-Copenhagen 11 hours (new gateway)Toronto-Reykjavík-Copenhagen, 9 1/2 hours (new gateway). Boston-Reykjavík-Copenhagen, 9 hours. Minneapolis/St. Paul-Reykjavík-Copenhagen (summer only), 10 ½ hours. New York (JFK)-Reykjavík-Copenhagen (summer only), 10 hours. Orlando-Reykjavík-Copenhagen (winter only), 12 hours. Halifax-Reykjavik-Copenhagen (May-October), 13 hours.

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    800-241-4141www.delta.com Routes:  New York (JFK)-Copenhagen (from May 28, 2010), 7 1/2 hours Atlanta (Hartsfield-Jackson)-Copenhagen, 9 hours  Daily non-stop service.

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    800-231-0856 www.united.com Routes: New York (Newark) - Copenhagen, 8 hours Daily non-stop service.

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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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    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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    Your local contacts Please do not hesitate to contact your local representative if you have any questions regarding the event.  Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Poland:  VisitDenmark, 2 Glockengiesserwall, D - 20095 Hamburg Stefanie Biese, sb@visitdenmark.com     

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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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    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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    Europe’s position as the number one destination for business events is set to gather further strength after the launch, at IMEX America, of a new strategic alliance by European national convention bureaux.

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    In an age of all you can eat, all year round, Danish chefs are leading the way in a new wave of gourmet thinking. Slow food over fast food and locally-sourced produce over food shipped from every corner of the planet. That’s the essence of New Nordic cuisine, a sustainable, healthy and delicious trend that has taken Scandinavia by storm.

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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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    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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    Listed below you will find US tour operators that can assist you with vacations to Denmark.

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    From fascinating carvings to fully-preserved prehistoric corpses, Denmark's ancient origins are visible in many places and waiting for you to experience them.

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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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    Copenhagen is dotted with impressive royal castles, statues and regalia which you can easily tour on foot or by bike.

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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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    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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    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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    "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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    Purpose: to spread good examples and to be inspired by the skilled/most experienced.

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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 royal village inn with gourmet dining

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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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    On June 22nd, the National Museum of Denmark opens its international special exhibition, VIKING, which presents a modern picture of the Vikings and displays a large number of unique finds from museums in 12 countries.

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    Why not treat your meeting participant to food that tastes great and that help keep the energy level high? More and more hotels in Denmark focuses on organic and healthy food. Our MINDevent partners are two of them, Radssion Blu's Brain Food Brain Food is a new concept developed by chefs at Radisson Blu hotels for meeting and conference guests.

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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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    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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    Visit Bornholm, Denmark's slow-paced Baltic island. Bornholm receives many hours of sunshine and the extraordinary, pure light has always attracted artists to the island. Bornholm presents the Danish landscape in a nutshell; it is hilly and fertile with fields and large forests. It's the only place in Denmark where you can walk out on craggy, granite coastline. As well as pure, white beaches, like Dueodde, you can enjoy a unique island culture of round churches, historic smoke houses and quaint fishing villages when you visit Bornholm.   

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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.