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Gavno Castle

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. […]

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The Eco-village of Dyssekilde

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

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. […]

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Famous Danish Designers

Functionality, simplicity and excellent craftsmanship are some of the words that characterize Danish design – be it in furniture, electronics, jewellery and metalsmith, medical technology, industrial design and many other industries. Denmark may be a small country but it has made a name for itself by producing some of the world’s best known names in design. […]

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Sonderborg

Take equal parts of natural beauty, historic charm, progressive academic environment enough modern comforts and you’ll find them all in Sonderborg. Located in South Jutland bordering the coastline of Germany to the west and south, it is the largest city in the region. Sonderborg enjoys the unique advantage of being situated in the Als island with its scenic coast. This gives the town a “holiday destination” character but because of the presence of academic and business institutions it maintains a lively urban cultural life. […]

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Gammeltorv

If you’re in Copenhagen and you find yourself in Stroget – the city’s longest pedestrian and shopping street- chances are you have been to Gammeltorv. “The Old Square,” as its name says is actually the oldest square in the city. Gammeltorv dates back to the 15th century when it was already in use as a major marketplace where farmers come to sell their livestock and fresh produce. As it was the first square in the city, it also quickly became a meeting place and was the site of the town hall. […]

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Nyboder

Tucked quietly in the Fredriksstaden district is the historic row of houses of the Royal Danish-Norwegian Navy, part of Copenhagen’s colorful heritage and a tourist attraction. Amidst the unassuming neighborhood, the 17th century military barracks still stands proudly – the distinctive bright yellow houses with their red shingled rooftops are a reminder of the city’s strong naval forces and its history as a fortified city. […]

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Heirs to the Danish Throne

The Danish Monarchy is one of the oldest surviving royal houses in the world, dating back to the 10th century to Gorm the Old of the Vikings. Originally it was an elected monarchy but because the actual practice was that the eldest son of the current monarch was elected, it was changed to a hereditary monarchy. Constitutional monarchy was created in the mid-19th century and a century later, the Act of Succession paved the way for female members of the royal family to accede the throne. […]

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Denmark Bids Farewell to Trollbeads World Tour

The TrollBeads World Tour has finally visited its place of origin — Denmark. The tour will officially end on Saturday, July 28 and a farewell event will take place at the Beladagio Home & Garden Gift Gallery. For the upcoming send-off celebration, guests will be treated to Danish food and music and some unique Trollbeads specials. Those interested to own some beautiful beaded jewelry such as the 52-bead set from 13 countries, you still have a change to get them at great prices. […]

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Experience Medieval Europe in a Festival

There’s nothing like being brought back to the olden days when you’ve visiting a new city or country. In Denmark, you can have an opportunity to experience Medieval Europe this August. Horsens will play host to the European Medieval Festival on August 24 to 25. This is going to be the event’s 12th year in Horsens so if you’re heading to Denmark, make sure not to miss it. Don’t worry about tickets as the festival is free for everyone.   […]

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