Category: Things To Do

The Music Lover’s Guide to Copenhagen

April 7, 2014

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Local artist Cecilie Fleur at Copenhagen's Start Festival. Photo courtesy of ClemenFoto.dk via Flickr.

From legendary rock musicians like Lars Ulrich to classical composers like Carl Nielsen, Denmark’s music scene is as varied as it is innovative, and the capital hosts live music events almost every night of the year. Whether you want to check out the hottest new bands, enjoy a night at the opera or dive into the moshpit at one of Europe’s largest music festivals, this is the music lover’s guide to Copenhagen.

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Denmark’s Biggest Viking Market in Ribe

March 10, 2014

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Ribe Viking Market, Denmark. Photo courtesy of mararie via Flickr.

From spear-wielding warriors charging through the streets to stalls heaped with traditional handicrafts, Ribe is a hive of Viking activity each spring, as it hosts Denmark’s biggest Viking Market. As Denmark’s oldest town, Ribe’s Viking history dates back to 869AD and with regular train and plane links to Copenhagen, the historic town draws visitors all year-round to step back in time at its top attraction – the award-winning Ribe Viking Center.

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Romantic Things to Do in Copenhagen

February 10, 2014

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Romantic sunset over the Copenhagen Opera House. Photo courtesy of tanvach via Flickr.

The Danes might not be known for their grand romantic gestures, but Copenhagen’s stylish venues and top-notch cuisine provide plenty of choices for an unforgettable date-night. Here are a few ideas for romantic things to do in Copenhagen.

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Island of Bornholm, Denmark

January 27, 2014

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Ronn in Bornholm, Denmark.

Stranded in the Baltic Sea, the island of Bornholm might be closer to Swedish shores, but the small island is still one of the most popular of Denmark’s many islands, with many Danes opting to holiday on its sandy beaches and regular flights and ferries connecting it to mainland Denmark.

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Christmas Market Tours in Copenhagen

December 10, 2013

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If you visit Copenhagen (Denmark) during Christmas, you will experience a mecca of Christmas Markets and booths. Tivoli, which is the world’s oldest amusement park, will be beautifully decorated with lots of lights during this time of year.

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Sleeping in a Traditional Danish Kro Inn

December 2, 2013

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Sleeping in a traditional Danish Kro Inn. Photo courtesy of Sten Dueland via Flickr.

It was King Erik Klipping who spearheaded (or rather, demanded) the trend for Denmark’s Kro Inns, decreeing that royal staging posts be placed each mile along the country’s roads, to provide food and shelter to the King’s men en route. It’s a tradition that has stood the test of time, and today, many of the traditional Kro Inns can still be found dotted along the modern highways or tucked away in more remote countryside locations.

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