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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.

Photo: Christina Soerensen

Denmark is a music festival nation. The Danes love live music, both indoors and outdoors, and the year is rammed with musical events ranging from the small to massive, covering such diverse styles as jazz, heavy metal, classical and electronica.

Denmark, Copenhagen, Food festivals in Denmark, Danish food,

Denmark is fast becoming an international food hotspot, with award-winning chefs, award-winning restaurants and of course the famous smørrebrød.

Here are 17 things to do

We all prefer blue skies and sunny weather for our vacation, but we'll be honest with you; rainy days do occur in Copenhagen. And even if you happen to catch Copenhagen on a wet day, there’s still plenty to do while seeking cover from the drizzle.

Denmark is perfectly located for cruises in and around Scandinavia, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.

Culture in Aalborg

Aalborg is bursting with cultural attractions and events, whether you're into music, theatre or art. Domestic as well as international artists regularly hold gigs or exhibitions throughout the city and Aalborg is also home to a flourishing underground art scene.

Going out

Nature in Aalborg

Vesterby, Skagen

Constructed in the second half of the 14th century, Saint Laurence church was the biggest church in the region at the time. By the beginning of the 1600s, sand drifts began to slowly encroach upon the area around the church, finally reaching it in the 18th century.

Skagen Museum

Skagens Museum features over 1,800 works from Danish and international artists, roughly covering the period from the 1870s to the 1930s.

Nature, Raabjerg Mile

The wild winds and waves shape the landscape and dictate the lives of both the humans and animals inhabiting the area.

Denmark is a Viking country and for thousands of years, the Vikings were superior at sea and kings of the battle-fields, dominating the culture and history of Northern Europe.

 

Skagen is part artistic bohemia, part fishing industry and part natural beauty.

Grab a helment and prepare for battle!

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!

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

The Viking age

The Viking age is generally accepted to have lasted from the first Viking raid on the Lindisfarne monastery in Northern England in 793 to the decisive Battle of Hastings in 1066. 

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. We have put together a guide of Viking sites, you can see on your holiday in Denmark.

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