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    You have most likely of Hans Christian Andersen and come to love many of his timeless characters, such as The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling. But what about the man himself? As the father of fairy tales, Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen was a famous man in his time, courted by royalty and recognised for his greatness whilst living. Follow in the footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen with the help of this guide and delve deeper into fairy-tale Denmark's fascinating sites.

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    Odense is situated at the very heart of Denmark. Famous as the birthplace of author Hans Christian Andersen, you might not know that it is also the official bicycle city of Denmark. Uncover more about Denmark’s third-largest city here…

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    Discover atmospheric streets and get up close to local culture in Denmark's four fantastic city break destinations. In Aarhus and Aalborg, attractions and natural areas are within walking distance, making both cities easy to get to know on a short break. Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, was just named the world’s most liveable city and you will quickly discover why when you take a Copenhagen city break.

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    It’s never been easier to jet into Denmark’s heartland of dynamic cities, peaceful fjords and ancient Viking treasures.

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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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      Join us in London for the Eurovision Song pre-party on May 9th 2014!  We will be hosting a big party at Heaven in London (Under the Arches by Charing Cross station). And here's the kicker: You could be flying out to Denmark that very same night.         

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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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    Coined the ‘Garden of Denmark’, the island of Funen and its archipelago of southern islands combine some of Denmark’s most stunning scenery of lush rolling pasture lands, steep cliff tops and wide sandy beaches with a fascinating array of historic sights, beautiful fairytale castles and the urban appeal of Odense.

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    Denmark’s crisp Christmas air is illuminated by thousands of white lights when the many traditional Christmas markets open their doors to a new season of yuletide festivities all over the country. Experience the merry holidays in the magical country of Denmark and enjoy some Christmas shopping at one of the historic Christmas markets, all just a short plane trip from the UK.

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    Denmark is a small pearl in the North Sea. Despite its small geographic area, it has an impressive range of opportunities. Let your imagination take over, and let your holiday dreams run free – tell us what you want to experience in Denmark. Come join us and create your own Danish holiday experience.

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    History comes to life in front of your eyes in Denmark, and taking part in it is as easy as it could be. In the capital of Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark's second city, you can visit some of the world's most impressive open-air museums, relive how it was like to be a Viking from the countless Viking museums and experience ancient history in medieval towns all across the country.

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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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    From quaint harbour towns around the coast, to the historic city of Odense at its heart, Funen is a great place to tour and experience unique Danish culture.

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    Jump in a car, on the bus or catch the train to these unmissable Danish attractions, all within two hours of Eurovision Island in Copenhagen! Perfect for day trips, you can walk along high white cliffs or visit Hans Christian Andersen's childhood home and be back in Copenhagen for dinner!

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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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    Wonder at Egeskov Castle, Europe's best preserved Renaissance moat castle Explore the cathedral city and birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, Odense Go island hopping in the South Funen Archipelago Visit the quaint cobbled town of Ærøskøbing  Take a day trip to Faaborg, another lovely coastal town Further reading Read more about Funen.

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    At the pier of Langelinje the famous Copenhagen attraction, the Little Mermaid sits on her rock gazing across the shore looking for her lost love. The 1.25 metre, 175 kg heavy statue welcomes tourists from around the world to Copenhagen.

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    Fly SAS to Denmark in only one and a half hour and experience good service and great fares coupled with on-time flights. Include 23kg baggage, online check-in and free seat reservation within your ticket price, and don’t worry about extra costs. Come and feel the atmosphere in Denmark's historic capital and at the same time a modern city.

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    Skagen is part artistic bohemia, part fishing industry and part natural beauty. Danish and international artists have lived and worked here since the 19th century, largely drawn here by the fascinating and constantly changing light and the varied landscapes. Skagen is also a haven for seafood enthusiasts, and the picturesque settings offer plenty of opportunity for relaxation and recreation.

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    After a good run, DFDS closed its route from England to Denmark on 29 September 2014. Please click here for alternative ways of getting your car to Denmark.

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    You’ve seen The Little Mermaid, spent an unforgettable night in Tivoli and had your picture taken with the royal guards at Amalienborg Palace. Now it’s time to explore the hidden gems of the city. With this guide to Copenhagen’s best-kept secrets, head off the beaten track and truly experience the heart of the city.

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    Denmark's world-famous Little Mermaid statue turned 100 years young in 2013. She's had a tumultuous existence since she first appeared by the Copenhagen water front in 1913. Follow her ups and down over the century below...

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    The final season of the cult TV drama The Killing is finally ready to air in the UK with the first two episodes premiering this forthcoming Saturday on BBC Four. Once again, the dark and tangled streets of Copenhagen will set the scene as the famous Faroese jumper and its owner, Sarah Lund, take on yet another crime investigation.

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    The region of South Denmark   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.  

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    The cathedral city of Roskilde sits at the heart of this region, with a glorious royal and Viking past. The rest of the region is dotted with lovely country towns, each with their own special reasons to visit.

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    A green vibe flows through every corner of Copenhagen, whether you are looking to eat, drink, shop or sleep the city has an eco-friendly option for

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    Some of Copenhagen’s coolest streets are to be found in Nørrebro, a short walk past the Lakes from Nørreport station. Jægersborggade is a cobbled street of Michelin-starred restaurants, funky cafés, vintage shops and wine bars. Elmegade is also a nightlife and gastronomic hotspot. There are many pockets of tranquillity, such as Assistens Cemetery, where you can visit Hans Christian Andersen’s grave, and the new colourful outdoor area of Superkilen.   Click on the pins below to see Nørrebro's best hotels and attractions.

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      Denmark's second biggest city

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    Get to know Denmark's historical capital city with this brief history of Copenhagen. From the first settlement over 1,000 years ago to Copenhagen as we know it, see the biggest events and key people that have shaped the history of Copenhagen.

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    Carefully selected for their fascinating history, attention to detail and gourmet food, Small Danish Hotels represent Danish hospitality and offer an excellent option for exploring Denmark’s regional cities and surrounding countryside.

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    IMAGINATION– Discover the Danish Spirit is a fantastic three-week showcase celebrating the best of Danish culture, lifestyle, food and drink and VisitDenmark welcomes you all to discover what Denmark has to offer 27 July – 12 August at St. Katharine Docks in the heart of London.

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    "Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen" may be an established favourite in the city-break stakes, but visitors to Denmark will find that exciting urban experiences aren't just limited to the country's cosmopolitan capital. Aarhus, Denmark's second-largest city, is rapidly earning a reputation as a viable and attractive short-break destination for British travellers thanks to its winning combination of historical attractions, laid-back ambiance and convenient, daily Ryanair flights from London Stansted.

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    From country towns and regional cities to wonderful wildlife and beautiful beaches, a short break in Denmark offers a huge range of possibilities that will appeal to all walks of life. And to really gain an insight into the country and its culture, what could be better than a visit to its very heart? The Trekanten region, located in the eastern part of the Jutland peninsular, is at Denmark's geographical centre and as such makes a splendid base from which to discover the essence of this thoroughly laid-back and enticing country.

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    Visit Vejle and let yourself go in beautiful green nature and on the sandy beaches of the fjord. Go cycling over rolling hills or explore a Viking world heritage site in Jelling. Spend a day shopping on Strøget or pamper yourself with relaxing wellness treatments with a beautiful view over the Vejle Fjord.

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    Situated on a remarkable strip of dune land with the North Sea on one side, and Ringkøbing Fjord on the other, wherever you are, wherever you look, Hvide Sande is a unique experience. Here the uncompromising North Sea meets a gentle inlet, complete with wide heaths and rolling sand dunes. The area is very popular with sports anglers, water sports enthusiasts and nature lovers in general. 

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    Come and meet real Danish Vikings when they take over St Katharine Docks in London! See a sixty-foot Viking ship, docked at IMAGINATION for the entire three weeks. The Vikings will invade from 6 – 8 August, during which time you can take part in Viking activities, see Viking battles, forage for Viking coins and much more!

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    Tivoli is more than just a fairground. It’s a cultural wonderland and historical gem right at the heart of Copenhagen. So buckle up and prepare for a unique mix of big thrills and traditional Danish culture.

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    Dark dramas and captivating Scandi Crimes are something of a Danish TV speciality. Not only has Denmark brought the world The Killing and Borgen, but it is also responsible for five other Emmy-winning drama series, many of which are Scandinavian crime dramas. Here is a guide to the best Danish drama...

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    Funen is known as the garden isle of Denmark. The island is characterized by its gently rolling hills, orchards, hedgerows and thatched, half-timbered farmhouses. The city of Odense, the largest city on Funen, is the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, one of Denmark’s most loved authors.

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    Denmark is famed for its incomparable sense of style and Copenhagen is home to some of the world’s most sought-after designer brands and classic products.

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