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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.


The Ugliest Festival of Denmark

It is not quite clear how the Ugliest Festival of Denmark (Danmarks Grimmeste Festival) got its name. One thing is sure though, it has created enough interest and support for it to become a full-blown Danish festival observed annually. By industry standards, it is still considered a small festival. It is held every summer at Skjoldhøjkilen, Brabrand, a suburb in Aarhus, Denmark.


Fresh Food Festival in Denmark

Since the year 2009, Denmark has been holding an interesting food event annually. It is called the Fresh Food Festival and by its nanme it is easy enough to deduce what kind of food takes center stage here. The most recent one was held last July 2014 at Osted Efterskole, a place which usually serves as a boarding school for teenagers. The venue is about 30-40 minutes drive from Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark.


In Denmark, there are many businesses operated by families. One of these is Fårup Sommerland. Opened and still operated by the Kragelund Family, this amusement park can be found in North Jutland, a very popular holiday area in Denmark. From having a few children's rides during its opening, it has now expanded both in physical size and the attractions it offers. Its opening season welcomed about 40,000 eager visitors. Today, 500,000 visitors per season is a conservative estimate.


Ree Park Safari Experience

In Jutland, Denmark, there is one park that offers an authentic safari experience like no other in the country. Ree Park - Ebeltoft Safari houses at least 800 animals of 80 different species in its territory. Animals associated with the different continents including Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America can be closely observed by visitors especially when the animal keepers turn feeding time into an exciting experience.


What is the Made in Denmark Event?

What is the Made in Denmark Event? Is it an event showcasing the products of the country? Far from it. It is actually a European Tour golf tournament intended to be held annually in Denmark. The last one was held last August 2014 in Farsø. Denmark.


In 1887, Gottfried Benneweitz began giving circus performances outdoors in Denmark. Being a son of a German traveling musician who happened to move to Denmark, it was but natural for Gottfried to become an artist and musician. The son however proved more daring and entrepreneurial than the father. He established his traveling performing company which would later be known as Circus Benneweis. It holds the record of being the circus longest held by the establishing family. 


Odense Zoo: A Must-Visit in Denmark

It would be easy to ignore Odenze Zoo when making the itinerary for your visit to Denmark. Being often described as as medium-sized zoo, other zoos may prove more attractive at first glance. However, Odenzo Zoo has many times been called the best zoo in Europe and there is good reason why this is so.


There is one structure that is considered one of the best examples of how old fortresses should be preserved, Kastellet, also known as The Citadel, is not only a star fortress in Denmark but also in the whole of Northern Europe. It was constructed in the form of a pentagram with bastions. Now mainly serving as a public park, this historic site features a number of buildings including a church and a windmill.


The Blue Planet is Denmark's national aquarium located at Kastrup in Copenhagen. It replaced the old aquarium in Charlottenlund when it opened its doors in 2013. This decision came about for the purpose of offering a better facility to disseminate marine information and providing help in science projects. It also seeks to help educational institutions in Denmark teach science to their students.