Culture

Madam Blå – anything but blue

Forget iconic brands such as Royal Copenhagen, Georg Jensen, Kähler and the like. The one true iconic Danish brand everyone has some kind of a …

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Danish HYGGE – even Danes don’t realise that, surprisingly, it is not about the candles

Put candles on the table, in the windowsill, and a couple elsewhere in your room. Buy candy, snacks, wine or beer, invite some friends, and …

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Spring time is cycling time – important tips to help you make a safe trip

You may be inspired by the large amount of cyclists present at all times of the day to have a go at it yourself or …

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FROM PRESCHOOL TO FIRST GRADE: WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT DANISH EARLY EDUCATION

An American mom sends her two little sons off to school in Denmark and discovers that there are plenty of lessons to be learned from …

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New to Danish Work Culture? Learn more about herding the Danes

“Managing Danes is like herding cats!” laughs Heidi Rottbøll Andersen. Not her own words, but those of an American manager who, baffled at the attitude …

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Seven deadly sins – in dealing with a new culture

By Inger Stokkink Geert Hofstede pointed out pitfalls, or frequently made mistakes, in connection with culture and values. He calls them the seven deadly sins, …

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DK’s only Oscar and Emmy award winner – who is film maker SUSANNE BIER?

Denmark’s leading female filmmaker is both an Oscar and Emmy award winner. Last night three of the leading actors of her first TV-series ” The Night …

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Winter time is book time

It may not be the most obvious way to get to know a country, but it is one of the best: through its writers and …

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An expat’s Danish Christmas experience: “Such an important family event”

Bettina Schmidbauer is German – married to a Dane, and after living in Copenhagen for two years with her family, she now lives in Brussels. …

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A Danish Christmas Story

What is so special about the Danish Christmas you might ask – is Christmas in Denmark different from the rest of the Christian celebration? By …

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