Canute the Great (995-1035) is one of the most famous Danish Viking Kings, reigning his great Anglo-Scandinavian kingdom of England (1016-1034), Denmark (1018-1034), Norway (1028-1034) and
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The cities of Denmark are ready to welcome you for a true autumn in Denmark experience. Celebrate autumn in Denmark's second city Aarhus, Denmark's oldest town Ribe, in Royal North Sealand or at the sea side in Hirtshals, Hvide Sande or Top of Denmark.
A holiday centre in Denmark is almost like a combination of hotel and cottage. You have your own place with bathing and kitchen facilities but there is also a reception, restaurants and a wealth of activity options.
When the British contestants plunge into the task of recreating parts of the Big Cake Table from South Jutland they are also diving into Danish culinary history.
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A toast with the gods
The Viking Ships
In the Viking age, the easiest way of transportation was by ship and the contact between one end of Denmark to the other was only made possible by ship. The Viking ships also allowed for both trade and war to be expanded to for instance England.
The Viking and his ship
Around the year 900 a rich king died in Denmark. His ship was then towed on land and filled with all his most valued belongings and things that he needed for his last journey to the underworld.
In the late 1000th century the Viking king Harald Bluetooth unified and rearmed Denmark. As a part of this armament he constructed circular castles around the country, their likes never seen anywhere else in the world.
The Viking's last journey
In the Viking age it was tradition to burn the dead. This might seem weird but one explanation is given by the traveler Ibn Fadlan after experiencing the burial of a Viking chief.
All national museums in Denmark have a free access policy for young persons under the age of 18. They are: