Major Events in the History of Copenhagen: Timeline

As a capital city Copenhagen spares no effort to entertain its visitors and to keep their interest high. People visiting Denmark have some knowledge about the history of Denmark, while the history of Copenhagen seems to be a bit “ignored.” Copenhagen is said to exist as a settlement 6000 years ago. However, the first written …

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Gorm the Old: First King of Denmark

Amazing Denmark has a remarkable and victorious history, which is worth knowing, especially those parts, which concern seafaring Vikings and Danish monarchy. Since the the tenth century the country has had over 55 monarchs each of whom has had their contribution to the history of Denmark and have left their mark on it. The Danish …

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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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Enchanting Danish Castles

If you are looking for a truly unique holiday experience filled with unforgettable moments, a visit to Denmark – the oldest Fairytale Kingdom of Europe is a perfect choice. A land of architectural wonders and art values, Denmark is filled with historical monuments and wonderful castles with a history dating back to the 13th century. …

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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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Cruel ancestors of the Danes

In Denmark nobody remembers the name of a traveller who, beiing delighted by the  island Fyn, has  exclaimed in a temper: “Same the present fairy tale!”. The name of the wanderer was forgotten, but its enthusiastic exclamation became  the basic characteristic of island in the course of time. Fyn is really similar to a fairy …

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