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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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    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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    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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    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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    Hjerl Hede Open Air Museum – living history History is brought to life by costumed artisans and interpretive volunteers in more than 100 farms and heritage buildings relocated from the North Jutland heathlands. Open during holiday seasons throughout the year.  Spøttrup Castle – markets and knight’s tournaments

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    West Jutland has some of the most beautiful nature in Denmark. Dunes, heathlands, windswept beaches, inlets, straits, bays and plantations, - West Jutland has it all! The dramatic coastline is shaped by the uncompromising North Sea , and to the north the landscape is characterised by countless bays, straits and inlets by the beautiful Limfjorden.

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    The mainland part of Denmark, Jutland, offers lively cities and cultural highlights as well as wide-open nature, sandy beaches and seaside towns. Jutland has all that the heart desires…

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    Danish regions: South and South West Jutland The region of South Jutland offers unique nature – from wide-open marshlands and tidal flatlands to sandy beaches. You can go oyster hunting or seal watching in the Wadden Sea National Park. Close by you find Denmark’s oldest town, Ribe, and living history at the Ribe Viking Centre. The well-known theme park LEGOLAND® is among the region’s top attractions.

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    South Jutland is Denmark’s historic borderland and has both a rich and varied past and a unique culture. South Jutland is a gentle, open land, bordered by Little Belt to the east and the UNESCO World Heritage site the Wadden Sea National Park to the west. The history of South Jutland closely mirrors that of Denmark as a whole. The areas in South Jutland have changed hands countless times throughout history and the region is scattered with historical sites and monuments.

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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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    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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    South Jutland is a historical treasure trove, with well-preserved ancient towns, castles, cathedrals and a multitude of exciting museums.

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    The North of Jutland is an island on the top of Denmark, split from mainland Jutland by the enormous Limfjord. To the north, it juts dramatically out into sea on all sides. You’ll find that this isolation produces a very special light and more hours of sunshine than the rest of Denmark. The landscape is beautiful but harsh, with endless white beaches, sand dunes, cliffs, heathland and forests. Witness the bizarre sight of trees bending east from the sheer force of the prevailing wind or take a break from the wind around the sheltered straits, inlets and bays of the Limfjord.

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    East Jutland offers you a wonderful combination of fertile landscape, expansive forests, sandy shorelines and bustling big cities. The green and hilly landscape of the region was formed by the glaciers of the last glaciation. Valleys, gorges and deep fjords were all carved by the flow of glacial melt water and when the ice finally disappeared around 14,000 years ago, it left a beautiful, hilly moraine landscape. You’ll find that East Jutland is easily accessible and full of varied, outdoor experiences. It's also home to Denmark's dynamic second city, Aarhus.

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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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    With your meeting in West Jutland, your will be surrounded by some of the most beautiful nature in Denmark, including the UNESCO World Heritage site the Wadden Sea National Park. Experience the maritime past in historical venue sites and seafood specialties. 

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    Enjoy the unique tidal marshlands in this part of Denmark and explore the way the dynamic relationship between land, sea and wind shapes not only the culture of the region but also the local produce. On a gastronomic tour of South-West Jutland you’ll have the chance to sample exceptional produce from passionate food artisans and to escape into one of Denmark’s most unique national parks, soon to join the list of World Heritage Sites.

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    Marshlands, a Viking heritage centre and Denmark’s oldest cathedral city

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    Danish regions: West Zealand

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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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    Danish regions: Aalborg and North Jutland  Wide-open sandy beaches and some of Europe's mightiest drifting sand dunes makes North Jutland a unique destination. There are classic seaside hotels and gourmet seaside restaurants. Aalborg offers heritage attractions, inspiring modern art and contemporary design!

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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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    Wide-open marshlands and a royal village with gourmet treats

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    Visit an island with a strong artisan tradition and a number of fascinating Bronze Age sites.

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    Lose yourself in the rolling heathlands of Djursland’s National Park Spend an exciting weekend in Aarhus, Denmark’s second city Cycle or hike the many, varied trails of The Lake District Go green on Samsø island, home of some of Denmark’s best produce

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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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    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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    The new initiative, Powered by Cycling: Panorama offers a unique chance to explore inspiring locations of historic interest in Denmark.

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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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    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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    Denmark’s coastal wilderness!

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

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    The island of Fanø in the Wadden Sea National Park

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    Cycling and horse riding in the great outdoors

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    West Jutland is typified by small harbour and fishing towns. The largest of these, Esbjerg, is a bustling port town. All of them are shaped by the maritime history of this historic area.

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    Old-world farming, wide-open seascapes and battling Vikings

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    UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has added another two World Heritage Sites in Denmark to the prestigious list - Christiansfeld and the Par Force Hunting Landscape in North Sealand.

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    Denmark – quality time for families. Short distances, wide-open nature and the many educational and fun family activities in Denmark allow holidaymakers to enjoy quality experiences with something for everyone.

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    Danish regions: North Zealand Palaces, castles and stately homes - North Sealand offers royal attractions and unique experiences. With its rolling woods, lakes and beaches, the region's parkland nature invites you to take the slow road. Enjoy the splendour of the Danish Riviera with inspiring art museums and outstanding hospitality.

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    Danish regions: Aarhus and East Jutland From the wide-open west coast to the wooded east coast at the city of Aarhus, East Jutland is a region of great diversity. Aarhus has emerged as a new city destination with one of Scandinavia's leading modern art museums and Nordic-centred gastronomy.  

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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.

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    With over 7000 kilometres of coast line, 70 inhabited islands and more than 200 ”Blue Flag” beaches, outdoor activities are never far away in Denmark.

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    The Attractions of Zealand Within two hours’ drive from Copenhagen, the archipelago of Zealand, Lolland, Falster and Møn offers scenic nature, heritage centres, UNESCO World Heritage sites – and family activities. 

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    South Zealand offers you the highest cliffs in the country, Møn’s Cliff (Møns Klint) and Stevn’s Cliff (Stevns Klint). These dramatic, white fortresses border the Baltic Sea and are a great place to hike. You can reach these natural phenomena easily by road. The rest of the area is characterised by open, green landscapes, beautiful beaches and bridges connecting South Zealand with the rustic islands of Falster, Lolland and Møn. The islands are popular holiday spots and it’s easy to see why. You’ll find great attractions, laid-back living and some of the best beaches in Zealand.

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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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    Funen (Fyn) is Denmark's second largest island, situated between the island of Zealand and mainland Denmark (Jutland). It is a fantastic place to go if you want a holiday in Denmark. You can instantly see why it is called Denmark’s garden island, with its gently rolling hills, orchards, hedgerows and thatched, half-timbered farmhouses. The South Funen Archipelago, just south of Funen, is a great place to explore, with islands of many sizes and beautiful straits, bays and inlets. You can drive to Funen over the Great Belt Bridge from Zealand and the Little Belt Bridge from Jutland.

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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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    Open farmland, Denmark’s highest sand dune and one of Scandinavia’s top gourmet experiences

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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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