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Following our posts on the saga of the royal romance between Queen Carolina Mathilde of Denmark and Johann Friedrich Struensee, here's a new Danish breakfast recipe that's sure to give you the royal treatment. It's called Hof Pandekager, or Court Pancakes. No one is quite sure why these were called so. Where they a breakfast favorite at Christiansborg in Copenhagen? Did Christian VII gleefully munch on these while still in bed? No one knows, but these pancakes are sure to delight the tastebuds.


Denmark has made contributions to all facets of everyday living from food, technology, literature, and many others. What many of us may not realize is that this country is also the acknowledged place of origin of at least three dog breeds - the Broholmer, the Danish Swedish Farmdog, and the Old Danish Pointer. Not many countries can make a similar claim.


Denmark is considered the most climate-friendly country in the world. Be that as it may, it still ranks fourth in the world, meaning that no country is yet worthy to occupy the first three positions. This should give us an idea of how immense the needed effort is to achieve a truly climate-friendly environment.


The Wadden Sea National Park is Denmark's largest national park. It covers what constitutes the Danish part of Wadden Sea. Known in Danish as Wadenzee, the sea is shared with Germany which in turn refers to the sea as Watenmeer. Germany's side of the national park is called Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park. The park itself also has a Danish side and a German side.


The Marguerite Route

Denmark offers a remarkably beautiful route to take to enable one to pass by at least 200 top attractions and hundreds more of lesser attractions of the country. By choosing to drive a car or ride a bike through it, the added bonus of laying eyes on picturesque scenery is given. It covers approximately 3,600 km of Denmark to offer what could possibly be the best self-drive holiday option any traveler can have.


Learning the Danish Language

Travelers who frequently travel to Denmark or do regular business in it will be happy to know that learning the Danish language has been made a lot easier than most would think. This is not only true within the country but also in other parts of the world specifically where there is an existing Danish embassy. Danish embassies and consulates are able to provide information with regards to activities that are scheduled to happen in other countries.


Clothes-Optional Beaches in Denmark

Travelers will not see the beaches of Denmark prominently promoted as nude beaches. This is because nudity is allowed in most of the country's beaches. This simply means that Danes do not treat beach nudity as something extraordinary and it is something that is widely accepted by the locals and visitors.


For those who are wondering where the best to place to party is in Denmark, one of the more frequently mentioned is the Jomfru Ane Gade. This is actually a street in Aalborg, Denmark which is home to a long stretch of restaurants and bars. By day, people can have their choice of places to quietly dine. Once evening sets in however, it transforms into the merriest party place primarily because of the numerous discos found in the area.


Looking at many of the famous Hollywood actors and actresses, it would probably be difficult to guess that they are of Danish descent. Looks and physical features are not much of a give-away. Neither are actions and diction because all have managed to become "americanized" as one could possibly get. Only by looking into their family lineage will most people be able to confirm that they indeed descended from a Danish ancestor.


The loudspeaker will always have a connection with Denmark courtesy of Danish inventor Peter L. Jensen. Although Jensen developed his invention when he was already living in America, this does not negate the fact that the loudspeaker was developed by a Dane. From its original use for public address systems, Jensen speakers eventually became an important component for amplifying the sound of musical instruments.