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    You will have encountered Danish design at one time or another, whether you realise it or not. In the 60s, viewers of Kennedy and Nixon’s historic TV duel were looking at Hans J. Wegner’s Danish chair. Modern audiences have begun craving classic Danish light fittings by Poul Henningsen, thanks to The Killing. (link to our New Nordic page) And classics such as Erik Magnussen's Stelton thermos are now sitting on tables all over the world.

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    You will have encountered Danish design at one time or another, whether you realise it or not. In the 60s, viewers of Kennedy and Nixon’s historic TV duel were looking at Hans J. Wegner’s Danish chair. Modern audiences have begun craving classic Danish light fittings by Poul Henningsen, thanks to The Killing. And classics such as Erik Magnussen's Stelton thermos are now sitting on tables all over the world. Follow the trail of great Danish designers across the country with this guide to design in Denmark.

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    "Let's grab a cup of coffee" is a common sentence to hear in Denmark, as Danes love a good cup of that hot steaming beverage. Copenhagen's multiple coffee shops are where Copenhageners meet to talk and hang out while they enjoy a well-brewed cup.

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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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    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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    Danish cuisine has established itself at the top of the gastronomic world. Now you too have the opportunity to taste some of the best for yourself on a new guided food tour around the city. 

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    Biking allows you to explore at your own pace and get in touch with local nature and sights. Biking holidays are therefore becomming increasingly popular and British tour operators are offering packages that combines the best of Danish spirit, nature, and culture.

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    BBC goes on a culinary journey through Denmark, resulting in a Nordic Cookery series focusing on traditional Danish food - the latest series is expected to air on a UK channel later this year. TV chef Tareq Taylor went on a tasty tour of Denmark's distinct regional dishes. During the course of the series, Tareq explores South-West Jutland, the Limfjord, North Jutland and East Denmark, cooking with locals, enjoying outdoor pursuits and trying exceptional local produce.

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    Denmark is home to one of the world's oldest existing monarchies, with historic castles, monuments and gardens spread across the country. Especially in Copenhagen, where kings have erected numerous magnificent buildings and monuments accompanied by tranquil green spaces for Copenhagernes and tourists to enjoy. Now you can go on "Your Own Royal Tour of Copenhagen" with this new guide made by Christiansborg Palace, Amalienborg and Rosenborg Castle.

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    Forget fast-paced shoot-em-ups, The Killing (Forbrydelsen) is a crime thriller that champions thoughtful plot and the build-up of tension and suspense. Sarah Lund, the core character of the series, has become a household name and who doesn't love that sweater!

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    Aalborg is an old city with a long and interesting history. The town's past can still be seen throughout the city at various historical sights. If you prefer more contemporary culture, Aalborg delivers too.

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    Here is a short overview of some the fall pages of lesser known local tourist organisations filled with inspiration and ideas for an autumn in Denmark.

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    Copenhagen is a great city to explore with children. It’s not too big, it’s relaxed and many attractions and services offer that little bit extra for kids. Here are some tips and inspiration to help you plan a family break to the fun-filled Danish capital.

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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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    South Zealand is packed full of outdoor activity opportunities. Everything from cycling, horse-riding and kayaking is on offer for you to enjoy.

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    A naturally produce-rich area. Tour the region's islands and farms to sample delicious Danish products.

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    If you like your food, you can't go wrong in Hvide Sande. The region is renowned both for for its fresh seafood as well locally-produced meat and dairy products.

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    Hot on the heels of the double Danish hit TV series The Killing and Borgen, comes The Bridge (Broen). It’s dark, it’s deadly, it’s full of Scandinavian knitwear - and it has won awards!

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    Copenhagen is dotted with impressive royal castles, statues and regalia which you can easily tour on foot or by bike.

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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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    Meet the best of Denmark, as VisitDenmark and our partners are back at WTM in 2014. 

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    You don’t have far to go to find yourself in rich and varied countryside in Denmark. With an exceptionally long coastline and hundreds of Danish islands waiting to be explored, Denmark is a haven for beach-lovers.

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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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    Always colourful and endlessly controversial, Christiania is a unique place to visit. More than a city district, it's a way of life.

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    Copenhagen is renowned as a centre of art and culture, with plenty of events and happenings over the course of the year to add spice to any city break.

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    See the city centre from the waterfront at Islands Brygge. You can also swim here at Denmark’s famous Harbour Baths or take a drink along the harbour. Amager stretches from the Opera and Holmen (soon to be home of the Eurovision Song Contest!) down to the beach park of Amager Strand and the picturesque fishing village of Dragør. Amager Fælled is an enormous unspoilt tract of land that offers you a real escape from the bustle of the city.

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    Formerly the Red Light District, up-and-coming Vesterbro boasts its own Meatpacking District, with gritty bars and fine dining side-by-side. Take in an exhibition at the old cattle market, Øksnehallen, a short walk from Copenhagen Central Station. Istegade and Vesterbrogade are packed with great restaurants and bars, but Vesterbro also offers you its own little foodie paradise, Værnedamsvej; a quiet side street of delis, cafés and restaurants.

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    Find out what great Danes like Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Mads Mikkelsen and Lars von Trier love most about Denmark. In addition to big names on and off screen, Denmark has a rich history of Danish film and Danish TV series, embraced by audiences around the world.

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    A great region for a taste tour, whether you have a sweet tooth or a desire for something more meaty.

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    Get ready to sell the world's happiest country! In the heart of Scandinavia, you find a small country with 4500 miles of coastline, 4 airports, ferry lines, a lot of bicycles - and the happiest country in the world. Denmark can offer your clients a lot; from rolling hills, heath landscape and islands to city life with shopping, going out and festivals.

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    Nothing beats experiencing a destination in person. VisitDenmark therefore wants you discover Denmark first hand and discover what our destinations have to offer you and your business.

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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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    Let yourself be charmed by Copenhagen, Northern Europe’s cosiest capital. The Danish capital is packed with street cafés, design shops and some of the best restaurants in Scandinavia. From the winding streets of the beautiful old town and grand royal palaces to the city’s cutting-edge buildings and attractions, Copenhagen is the perfect mix of old world and new. Hop on a bike, take a canal tour or stroll the city on foot while you take in its laid-back atmosphere and effortless sense of style. Read on for sightseeing inspiration, find restaurants in Copenhagen and make hotel bookings.

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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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    Denmark is one of the oldest monarchies in the world and its long legacy is perfectly preserved in its many fine castles, manor houses and gardens. Many are still used by the royal family today and most are open for you to explore, with exhibitions, museums, art collections and other events throughout the year.

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    If you want to get free entry to museums, read on! Here’s a free and budget experiences to Denmark’s many attractions. You can also learn how to do sightseeing at no cost!

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    In December 2013, Yvonne Barker took part in the VisitDenmark & BoConcept Christmas competition for a chance to win a city break to Copenhagen for two. As the lucky winner of the grande prize, she and her travel companion recently explored Denmark's capital city by boat, bike, bus and on foot. Read on for Yvonne's top five recommended ways to explore Copenhagen.

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    The award-winning Danish political thriller that had everyone talking! Meet the Danish Prime minister Birgitte Nyborg and her political colleagues, enemies and family in Borgen.

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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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    Copenhagen is ready to show you a good time! At the weekends, the city is a hive of activity until the early hours of the morning with bars, clubs and pubs open late. Below are some nightlife highlights, listing great spots for a night out in the city centre and Copenhagen’s coolest districts.

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

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    Copenhagen currently has four crystal-clear outdoor swimming areas in the inner city, perfect places to strip off and cool off with a quick summer dip - or get invigorated with a spot of winter swimming! Water quality is extremely high and the harbour baths are enjoyed by thousands of Danes and visitors each year. You can also enjoy the city’s impressive beach at Amager, so grab your swimming stuff and head into the city!

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    Love food? Love Denmark! With 21 Michelin stars and 12 Bib Gourmands, Denmark is the gastronomic capital of Scandinavia. Denmark's capital city Copenhagen is home to 15 Michelin-starred restaurants, among these the best restaurant in the world, noma. In Denmark's second city Aarhus, 3 restaurants have been awarded one of the coveted Michelin stars. 

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    LEGO is known and loved by children and adults throughout the world, thanks to its ingenious simplicity and the endless imaginative possibilities. In the year 2000, LEGO was named Toy of the Century by both Fortune Magazine in the US and the Association of British Toy Dealers. Here are some things you may not know about the world’s favourite toy:

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    Inspired by the recent Nordic food trend? It can be hard to get a table at noma, but you can bring Nordic flavour and the essence of seasonal Scandinavian food into your home, with this easy recipe for barley and mussels. Enjoy!

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    Getting around Denmark does not have to be expensive. If you walk or cycle you can do it for free, but there are also other options available.

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    New Year's Eve in Denmark is one big party! Many Danes see in the new year with friends and it's not uncommon to see fireworks whizzing around on the streets! At 6pm, people gather by the TV to hear the Queen's New Year's speech. After that, it's out with the old and in with the new! Copenhagen is a great place to experience New Year's Eve. Find out why here.

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    From fascinating carvings to fully-preserved prehistoric corpses, Denmark's ancient origins are visible in many places and waiting for you to experience them.

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