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The Danes and their bread

Have you ever entered a Danish bakery and felt a bit lost when faced with shelf after shelf of bread and cakes in all shapes, …

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“Are you taking your vitamin D”?

In Denmark, the cold season can be a real challenge. Not only are the dark months hard to get through; the lack of sun may …

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Culture

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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Culture

Potato holiday coming up – are you going somewhere? What a lucky potato you are!

Did any Dane ever say this to you and you thought they had gone mad? Well, it’s one of those expressions you can’t translate. In …

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CultureWine & Dine

Visit the holy pub of Sankt Peder

One of the most original Danish lunch places in the Copenhagen area, here you can enjoy great food surrounded by locals. The article continues below. …

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Culture

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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Culture

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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CultureThings to do

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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Culture

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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ChristmasThings to do

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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Christmas

Going Christmas shopping? Don’t forget your BYTTEMÆRKE!

It’s that time of the year when homes, shops and streets are beautifully decorated; and many of you are planning your Christmas gift shopping. Don’t …

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ChristmasThings to do

Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree

Danish Christmas traditions are plentiful: the lighting of the Advent wreath or the burning of dated candles every day counting down to the 24th of …

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Christmas

Gløgg – take the shortcut or make your own from scratch

On a cold winter day, a glass of hot glögg  to warm you up is great. If you think Danes only make it from scratch …

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ChristmasThings to do

Enjoy a festive Christmas market at a Danish Manor House

Christmas markets at old manor houses in Denmark are great fun and they are a unique opportunity to visit sites otherwise closed to the public. …

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Christmas

What to send home for Christmas?

This year you may be sending your gifts for family and friends. But what to buy ? You want something that travels easily, is lightweight, …

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Christmas

Sunday 27 November is the first of four advent Sundays – is your wreath ready?

If you are new to this Christmas tradition find a few TIPS on how to make your own wreath. By Bente D. Knudsen An important …

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Christmas

To bake or to buy? Baking your own Æbleskiver

Maybe you are one for the ready to eat version of this delightful sweet afternoon treat. However, making your own is extremely gratifying as our …

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Living in DenmarkThings to do

Afternoon tea in the most lovely of rose gardens – a different summer experience

Explore the lovely park and castle of Bernstorff Slot, go back in time in the small and cosy rose garden of Danish Queen Louise, and …

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Living in Denmark

Relocating – a challenge.

Are you relocating this summer, either to Denmark, or from Denmark to a new country with your family? Then you will recognise the hardships involved …

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Living in Denmark

What’s in a name? Apparently a lot if your baby is born in Denmark.

If you are new to Denmark, you may be surprised to learn that all babies born in Denmark must be given a name from a …

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FoodLiving in Denmark

Nordic cooking could be an option for tonight’s dinner

Find inspiration in one of the nordic and scandinavian cooking books ” The Nordic Cook Book” by Magnus Nilsson. By Bente D. Knudsen Pictures: Courtesy …

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ChristmasThings to do

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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Christmas

Going Christmas shopping? Don’t forget your BYTTEMÆRKE!

It’s that time of the year when homes, shops and streets are beautifully decorated; and many of you are planning your Christmas gift shopping. Don’t …

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ChristmasThings to do

Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree

Danish Christmas traditions are plentiful: the lighting of the Advent wreath or the burning of dated candles every day counting down to the 24th of …

READ MORE →
Christmas

Gløgg – take the shortcut or make your own from scratch

On a cold winter day, a glass of hot glögg  to warm you up is great. If you think Danes only make it from scratch …

READ MORE →
ChristmasThings to do

Enjoy a festive Christmas market at a Danish Manor House

Christmas markets at old manor houses in Denmark are great fun and they are a unique opportunity to visit sites otherwise closed to the public. …

READ MORE →
Christmas

What to send home for Christmas?

This year you may be sending your gifts for family and friends. But what to buy ? You want something that travels easily, is lightweight, …

READ MORE →
Christmas

Sunday 27 November is the first of four advent Sundays – is your wreath ready?

If you are new to this Christmas tradition find a few TIPS on how to make your own wreath. By Bente D. Knudsen An important …

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Christmas

To bake or to buy? Baking your own Æbleskiver

Maybe you are one for the ready to eat version of this delightful sweet afternoon treat. However, making your own is extremely gratifying as our …

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Christmas

Denmark closes down for Christmas

Other than a few open eateries, the Danish cities come to a standstill from December 24 to 26 and again on the 31 December and …

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Christmas

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

Bettina Schmidbauer is German and married to a Dane. In this interview she shares her experiences with the Danish Christmas and her family’s Christmas traditions. …

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ChristmasThings to do

Out and About: Spending Christmas and New Year in Copenhagen and Denmark

Christmas Eve and the Christmas days are special in Denmark – everything (nearly) closes down and finding eateries that are open, and shops to buy …

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Christmas

Looking for a few books to read over the Christmas break?

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

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