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Tisvildeleje

October 29, 2012 olaf 0

Lying along the stretch of 230 kilometers of picturesque coastline known as the Danish Riviera in North Sealand is the quaint seaside village of Tisvildeleje. […]

Entertainment

The Royal Cast Collection

October 28, 2012 olaf 0

A branch of the Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), the Royal Cast Collection can be considered as a precursor to the famous Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. It is a massive collection of some of the oldest plaster casts and sculpture representing over 4000 years of history. […]

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National Museum of Photography

October 24, 2012 olaf 0

The National Royal Library of Denmark has been the main repository of photographic artwork since 1839 – its collection is made up of over 18 million photographs. In 1996, the National Danish Museum of Photography was founded and housed in the basement of the modernist waterfront building the Black Diamond, built as an extension to the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen. […]

General

Lolland

October 22, 2012 olaf 0

Largely undiscovered by tourists, Lolland is one of the island gems in southern Denmark in the Baltic Sea. While it is mostly flat, it still boasts of an amazing landscape where one gets the best of what Mother Nature has to offer – wide and rolling expanse of wheat fields, stretches of beautiful coastlines and sandy beaches, forested lands and picturesque parks. Lolland has a population of about 66,000 and made up of eight towns: Bandholm, Guldborg, Kragenaes, Maribo, Nakskov, Nysted, Rodby and Sakskobing. […]

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Gavno Castle

October 20, 2012 olaf 0

One of the most magnificent castles in Denmark can be found in the island of Gavno in the Naestved municipality in South Zealand. Although the original castle was built in the 13th century as a fortress meant to protect the southern coastline of Denmark, it was transformed into a nunnery from the 15th to the 16th century. When Count Otto Thott acquired the property he rebuilt the castle in the 18th century and completed it in the impressive three-winged estate done in the Rococo style that it has retained until today. […]

Food&Drink

Enjoying Smorrebrod

October 19, 2012 olaf 0

A sandwich is a sandwich – but not in Denmark, where it is a symbol of Danish pride and culinary heritage, a staple that has evolved through time and still lords it over every table inside or outside the home. Smorrebrod (pronounced as “smur-er-brewth”) is at its basic form an open-faced sandwich made with buttered rye bread and an assortment of toppings, called “paalaeg.” It is said that the sandwich dates back to the 17th century when farmers and workers would pack lunch baskets with bread, butter and typically sausage or smoked fish. […]

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Dansehallerne

October 16, 2012 olaf 0

The old mineral water bottling factory of Carlsberg has been given a graceful transformation as Denmark’s (and all of Northern Europe’s) largest institution for modern dance: the DANSEhallerne. Situated on the edge of Vesterbro in Copenhagen, this is the home of the three biggest and well-known dance companies in the country: Dansescenen, Danish Dance Theatre and the House of Dance.
The building has two performance stages: the Store Carl (Large Carl) and the Lille Carl (Small Carl). […]

General

The Eco-village of Dyssekilde

October 13, 2012 olaf 0

If you think that the term “eco-village” is a concept that is just recently being bandied about or that it is merely a passing fancy for environmental activists, then take a closer look at Dyssekilde. Tucked in between Frederiksvaerk and Hundested is a small community that has been successfully living on the essential principles of an ecological society for over 25 years. Okosamfundet Dyssekilde is one of Denmark’s oldest eco-villages, made up of 74 unique and sustainably-designed dwellings built on an old potato field in Torup Town. […]

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Orestad, the new city

October 11, 2012 olaf 0

Copenhagen is one of the world’s most progressive and dynamic cities and a proud testament to that is the impressive expansion called Orestad, located on the district of Amager Vest. This developing suburb is being hailed as an urban planning success where in about 20 years about 20,000 people are expected to live and over 80,000 will find work in the area. It is connected to the city proper through the Copenhagen Metro and is also accessible via the Oresund Railway, while the Copenhagen Airport is close by. […]

Travel

Helsingor

October 5, 2012 olaf 0

Welcome to Hamlet’s hometown, the idyllic Helsingor (or “Elsinore” as Shakespeare called it) in North Zealand. Visitors come to this city located 45 kilometers north of Copenhagen mainly for its royal jewel, the Kronborg Castle, the setting of William Shakespeare’s tragic play, Hamlet and the burial grounds for Denmark’s legendary hero Holger the Dane. But there is more to this historical area that dates as far back as 70 A.D. […]