What do the Danes think of their Royal Family and what role does the Danish Monarchy have?

You cannot stay long in Denmark without noticing the importance of the royal family. But who are they and what role do they have in …

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The King of bread – Rugbrød

To foreigners perhaps the strangest Danish bread is the rugbrød – rye bread. The dark, compact, whole grain brick that takes some time to chew …

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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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Koldskål with kammerjunkere – a summer delicacy

There is nothing more Danish than enjoying a bowl of koldskål with kammerjunkere in the summer. The article continues below. By Susanne Simmons Kee As …

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Adjusting to Danish early education – a challenging experience says an American Mom

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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It is really simple to make your own SMØRREBRØD

A really easy to make lunch (or even dinner) – you might be tempted to invite guests for a traditional Danish meal?  Find here our …

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Are you ready for the Great Prayer Day?

The first of a range of long weekends after Easter, Danes love their Great Prayer Day, Store Bededag. This bank holiday is unique to Denmark …

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Remember when dealing with cultural clashes: It’s not personal

The words are those of Pernilla Rorso. With both Danish and Swedish roots, and also an American family, and a long career in international management …

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So what is Easter in Denmark?

You might think, due to all the extended Easter bank holidays, that Danes are very religious and spend their free days going to special Easter …

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Gaekkebreve – a Danish Easter tradition

A lovely activity to enjoy with your children during lockdown, gaekkebreve are beautiful handmade cards, traditionally sent at this time of year. The article continues …

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