Precious Art Pieces at Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

Museums and galleries are the carriers of social and cultural values of a particular nation. Every country presently has their list of museums and galleries, which bear not only historical significance but also serve as points of interest for travelers around the world. There is hardly any tribe on our planet, which doesn’t have at …

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Holidays and Festivals Danish People Celebrate

Denmark is a dream country for people who appreciate democracy, value human rights and other than visiting the splendid places of interest would love to meet people who are happy and contented not only with their family and friends but their government as well. Denmark is among those few countries in the world that has …

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Facts about Vikings

Hardly anyone knows what Vikings looked like centuries ago. The problem is that almost all Viking costumes now feature horned helmets. It has easily become a stereotype, and you can’t find a movie or a book now that doesn’t include horns. But it’s not completely true, at least it’s not proven yet. There was only …

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Hans Christian Andersen: The Story

Every corner in Denmark is dipped in the fantasy world of Hans Christian Andersen. Wherever you go, whether it’s a city or town, you’ll always find a reference to him. Danes love and adore him. And who wouldn’t? It’s a real blessing to have  a genius like this as one of the symbols of the …

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Danish Women: The Secrets

There is no perfect vacation if you don’t fall in love during it. The only exception refers to families and couples. Single travelers should keep their eyes wide open for the chances passing by. You think there are dozens of romantic places in the world you can look for love, but Denmark is no worse. …

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The Happiest Stereotypes of the Happiest Nation

You will come across a Dane in Denmark at some point (What a surprise!). That Dane will most likely be blond, tall, and fair-skinned. This is a stereotype often accredited to the Danes. And it’s not the only one, perhaps, the only one concerning the appearance, nothing more. I have a juicy list of the …

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Checking Out the Danish Meals

Denmark is a country of history and culture. I’m not talking only about attractions, culture is a bigger concept that includes some aspects of language, religion, cuisine, and so on. As we have covered a lot of cultural aspects, it’s time to pass on to the cuisine. You might not see many people eating Danish …

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Top 10 Danish phrases to help you get by

More than five million people speak Danish, the North Germanic language of Denmark. Though learning Danish is arguably just as difficult as learning Icelandic or Finnish, several key phrases can be picked up by visitors to the country without too much difficulty. One of the most important points to note about Danish is that the …

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Fascinating Danish Courses Around the World to Give You An Edge

Quietly understated but highly prosperous and advanced in its own right, Denmark has been making steady progress even as other countries in the EU decline. It is becoming more attractive as a business and a tourist destination. If you plan on doing business with the Danes or plan to visit this beautiful country, knowledge of …

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Christmas Shopping in Tivoli and Aalborg

Celestial Christmas arrives our homes and fills them with incredible wishes, warmest thoughts, fun and happiness. And the bells… they are so loudly, yet sweetly acclaiming about the Holiday of love and peace. The entire Christian World does every possible and impossible to celebrate this unique and special day surrounded by loved ones making it most fascinating …

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Aarhus Museum of modern art – ARoS

On April 7, 2004 the official opening of a new building in Aarhus – Museum of Arts ARoS – took place. Among other high-ranking officials at Museum opening ceremony Her Majesty The Queen of Denmark II was present there. On April 8, the new building of the Museum of Arts with an area of 17700 sq. …

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Aalborg Carnival 2011

In the period from May 22 till May 28, 2011 in the Danish city of Aalborg located in northern part of Jutland, the Aalborg Carnival was held. Founders of the Aalborg Carnival are Kirsti Thorvaldsen, Ebbe Lauridsen, Kaj Steensgård and Bramwell Flyckt, who organized the first Carnival in 1983 and created association called “Carnival in …

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Viking costume: part 2

Judging by images, men’s shirts and tunics could be both fitting and wide. They could be carried with a belt or without it. Fragments of fabrics from thin wool and flax, a part of a beautiful fringing, a belt with elegant buckles have been found. Raincoats were made from a more dense fabric. They were square breed …

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Viking clothes in detail

The archaeological excavations made in York (England), reveal that in cities of that time people lived in conditions which under modern standards can’t be considered hygienic. However, it, undoubtedly, was characteristic for that period and even later. If to look at it from the point of view of the Europeans of that time, representation about …

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Viking ornaments: Centuries ago

Desire for beauty has also found its reflection in fibules and other ornaments. With their help it was possible not only to embellish oneself, but also to parade the riches. At the same time, the ornaments which did not have a functional purpose, were not many. These are bracelets, necklaces, cervical hoops and various suspension brackets on …

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