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C&A Fashion Retailer Opens Shop in Aarhus and Kolding

Everyone knows that Danish fashion is about making a statement through simplicity. In fact, you will find plenty of Danish brands and fashion designers making it big in the world stage. As such, Copenhagen has become a destination not only for tourists wanting to see the attractions but also for those looking forward to coming home with loads of goodies for their wardrobe, both timeless pieces and in-season ones. […]

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Queen Margrethe II, Exceptional Queen of Denmark: Part I

 
Queen Margrethe II is one of Denmark’s most beloved figures and icons. Married to Prince Henrik, loving mother to her two sons Frederik and Joachim, and doting grandmother to her young grandkids, Queen Margrethe II remains to be one of the most vibrant figures of state today.
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Friland

Another example of a successful ecologically sustainable community in Denmark is Friland, located in Djursland in eastern Jutland. What makes Friland more interesting is that it was a collaboration between private individuals and a corporation – Denmark’s national TV station DR-TV. The idea was to create a cooperative that will enable families to build and own their homes free from debt, waste, mortgages or any tax deductions from the government. […]

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Munksoegaard

Environmental consciousness has taken deep roots in Denmark and nowhere is this more evident than with the presence of ecological communities and sustainable cohousing developments. One such successful example is the Munksoegaard village located just outside Roskilde some 30 kilometers west of Copenhagen. A relatively new ecovillage, it was founded in 2000 but has already gained attention from environmental groups around the world for its innovative ownership method and the cohousing planning. […]

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Svanholm Ecological Community

What used to a be a grand and stately 18th century countryside manor in the island of Zealand has been transformed into one of Denmark’s biggest and oldest ecological communes. Located near the village of Skibby just 55 kilometers west of Copenhagen, the estate has been home to the Svanholm Collective, an international community and one of the country’s pioneers in organic farming. […]

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Billund

Mention Billund and the first thing most locals would say is Legoland. Indeed, the lively town in Jutland in western Denmark has gained its popularity mainly for being home to the Lego Group headquarters and the site of the Legoland theme park, one of Denmark’s top attractions. The town was founded in the 17th century but remained small until the strat of the 20th century when Ole Kirk Christiansen started investing in Billund. He built a new dairy and bought a furniture factory. In 1932, the Lego toy production started and from then on the town experienced vigorous growth. […]

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Clausholm Slot

A magnificent representation of fine Baroque architecture is the Clausholm Slot lying in the countryside close to Randers in eastern Jutland. As fascinating as its impressive structure and lavish interiors are its history and the bittersweet stories of its occupants. The stately castle was built in the late 17th century when the Danish Chancellor Count Conrad Reventlow acquired the property. He constructed a two-storey, three-winged building with the first floor devoted entirely to him and the upper floor for royal visitors. […]

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Hygge and the Danes

When you’re in Denmark and you hear this word from the locals, don’t ask where you can find it or if it is sold in any of the stores. “Hygge” (pronounced “hoo-ga”) does not have any direct translation into other languages and most Danish would tell you that there is not one word that can quite capture its true essence. Rather, hygge is something that is best witnessed in action, and the Danes are all about expressing it. […]

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Lolland

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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