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    This year it is 1000 years since the viking King Forkbeard and his son Canute came to the English shores and drove out Ethelred the Unready. After a long effort at conquest, and shortly before his death, in 1013 King Forkbeard became the first of the Danish Kings of England.

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    Win a Denmark Holiday for 4 persons. Prize is kindly sponsored by DFDS Seaways and Ribe Holiday Centre.

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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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    Once feared across Europe for their raids and pillaging, it’s 1000 years since the Viking invasion of England by the Danish king, Swein Forkbeard* in 1013, and subsequently crowning of his son Canute as King of England in 1016, yet the legendary Vikings still provide fascination for those eager to learn more about this famous warrior race.

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    This year VisitDenmark are marking the arrival of Danish Vikings at the English shores exactly 1000 years ago. There will be a number of exciting Viking events in the UK throughout 2013 starting with three exciting days at Jorvik Viking Festival.

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    Denmark is the spiritual and historical home of the Viking. Once feared across Europe for their raiding and pillaging, today's Vikings are a peaceful bunch who have traded in their longships 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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    With Viking celebrations scheduled for 2013 and 2014 in both the UK and Denmark to mark the invasion of England by the King of Denmark and subsequent crowning of his son Cnut as the King of England, why not delve deeper into this fascinating history with a short direct flight under two hours to North Jutland’s capital Aalborg to discover this delightful region.

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    1000 years ago Danish Vikings arrived at the shores of England and conquered the country. Dane geld was collected, King Forkbeard was crowned as king of England and the British people were under Danish Viking rule. Now the Danish Vikings are back but this time they come in peace - and they will even repay the Danegeld.

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    The longest Viking longship in the world is part of the Danish National Museum’s major special exhibition, VIKING, which will be exhibited at the National Museum in Copenhagen between 22 June and 17 November 2013.

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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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    Beautifully picturesque and steeped in medieval history, Denmark’s oldest and best preserved town Ribe's Viking history can be traced back more than 1300 years.

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    Moesgaard Museum, Aarhus’s dedicated centre for archaeology and ethnography, has opened in a new architecturally striking landmark that will offer a fresh perspective on the history of mankind, from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages, including displays of some of Denmark’s most important artefacts, such as a weapon collection from the Iron Age, Viking finds and the well preserved bog body known as the ‘Grauballe Man’.

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    More than 1,200 years ago the Vikings invaded England – now they’re back and taking over St Katharine Docks in the heart of London from 6 – 8 August.

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    Denmark’s Viking heritage centres and markets are popular attractions where history is brought back to life. Here families can taste Viking food and watch craftspeople and warriors in action.

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    The Vikings Return  With Viking celebrations scheduled for 2013 and 2014 in both the UK and Denmark to mark the invasion of England by the King of Denmark and subsequent crowning of his son Cnut as the King of England, why not delve deeper into this fascinating history with a short direct flight under two hours to one of Denmark’s many Viking heritage sites.

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    The relationship between England and Denmark dates back several hundred years, in particular due to the ties created during the Viking age and the reign of King Canute (Cnut) the Great.

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    In 2016, HamletScenen - the organisers of the annual Shakespeare Festival at Kronborg Castle in Elsinore - will mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death with a three-week long festival of theatre, cinema and concerts from 1st August 2016.

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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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    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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    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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    Setting a deceased on his or her last journey to the life after dead was very important for the Vikings

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    Covering 3,600 kilometres, Denmark’s famous Marguerite Route is well-known by locals as one of the best ways in which to explore the country by car. Based on Queen Marguerite of Denmark’s favourite drives, the route is characteristically marked by marguerite (daisy) road-signs and stretches from rustic islands of Falster, Lolland and Moen in South Zealand to the very top of North Jutland to Skagen and Grenen where the two seas, Kattegat and Skagerrak meet.

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    Gorm the Old, Harald Bluetooth, Sweyn Forkbeard, and Cnut the Great. These are just some of the famous Danish Viking kings.

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    Aalborg is a multi-faceted city full of contrasts. A city with a lust for life and all of its pleasures. It’s also grand on a manageable scale with all the major city attractions within easy distance.

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    The Vikings were able to build magnificent ships that allowed them to travel far and rule great areas.

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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 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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    Denmark is steeped in a rich and diverse history, just waiting to be discovered. Come and find your own Viking treasures, try a trip in a Viking longboat or walk amongst ancient rune stones and burial mounds. The impressive legacy of Denmark's long, regal past also awaits you, in the many Danish castles and manor houses open to the public.

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    We all think we know the Vikings, from the stories of raiding and plundering to Norse mythology and those horned helmets. But how much of this is fact, and how much is myth?

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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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    The Danish monarchy is a popular institution in Denmark and is one of the oldest in the world. The current monarch, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II, can trace her lineage back to the first Viking kings of Denmark over 1000 years ago. Denmark is a wonderful place to experience royal traditions, monuments, palaces and celebrations.

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    Discover Denmark's idyllic countryside on a self-guided touring itinerary using four wheels, two wheels or your own two feet

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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 is full of exciting news in 2015, ranging from re-openings of state of the art museums, a Nordic Michelin Guide and an European golf tournament. Below is a list of exciting news in 2015 - from attractions to restaurants and events.

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    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

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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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    Here you can browse through a very quick history of a very old country.

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    In Vejle you can come up close and personal to the history of Denmark, from the stone and bronze ages through the Viking era and to the present day. Highlights include Viking exhibitions and a world heritage Viking site in Jelling, the mysterious Ravningbro, the Barrow of the Egtved Girl, Vingsted Historic Workshop and the ancient Army route. The landscape is characterised by a wealth of church spires, castles and manor houses.

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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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    Around the year 900 a rich king died in Denmark. In order to set him on his way to the underworld, his magnificient ship was prepared and filled with valuables so that he could arrive to the underworld an important man.

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