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    Copenhagen is rich in history. The Danish capital was officially founded in 1167 by Bishop Absalon, but research suggest that the location was inhabited already in the late Viking age. Copenhagen was a busy and strategically important merchant city throughout the medieval period where it controlled much of the lucrative trade and traffic to and from the Baltic Sea.

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    We all prefer blue skies and sunny weather for our vacation, but we'll be honest with you; rainy days do occur in Copenhagen. And even if you happen to catch Copenhagen on a wet day, there’s still plenty to do while seeking cover from the drizzle. Apart from a visit to one of the Danish capital's more than 90 museums, here are some ideas on how to make the most of a rainy day in Copenhagen. 

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    Denmark is a music festival nation. The Danes love live music, both indoors and outdoors, and the year is rammed with musical events ranging from the small to massive, covering such diverse styles as jazz, heavy metal, classical and electronica. Here is a comprehensive guide to music festivals in Denmark throughout the year.

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    Make Christmas shopping a memorable experience this year, with a trip to one of Denmark's atmospheric Christmas markets. From November onwards, Denmark explodes with magical markets. There are those at the heart of Copenhagen, the famous Tivoli Christmas market and traditional Christmas markets at castles and manor houses around Denmark. Warm yourself with a cup of mulled wine (gløgg) and take your time picking out that perfect Danish design gift or decoration to take home, with the help of this guide.

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    Denmark is fast becoming an international food hotspot, with award-winning chefs, award-winning restaurants and new food trends sweeping Danish cities, such as Copenhagen and Aarhus. Interest in all things Danish food has meant that even traditional Danish dishes, such as the famous smørrebrød (open sandwich), has enjoyed a modern revival. But Nordic food is more than just fancy eateries and famous names. You can taste the best of Nordic food at many food festivals in Denmark throughout the year, presenting goodies from organic produce to regional seafood.

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    You won't run out of fun things to do in Denmark over the Christmas season. As well as the wealth of unique Danish Christmas events and attractions, such as Tivoli Christmas Market, many of Denmark's most-popular attractions are open for indoor and outdoor entertainment. So grab your coat, head out and experience Denmark in the midst of midwinter!

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    It's easy to feel fabulous in Denmark! Around Denmark's more than 7,000km of coast you'll find traditional coastal spa hotels (Badehoteller) where quaint decor and old Danish charm meet modern wellness facilities. A number of these can be enjoyed all year round, as can Denmark's fantastic range of modern spa and wellness retreats, gathered together in this guide.

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    Denmark has a wide variety of world-class museums and there is something for all ages and interests. Whether you like history, art, nature or science, there's a museum for you. Here's a list of some of the more popular Danish museum attractions to get you started.

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    There's a wealth of interesting and engaging exhibitions throughout Denmark this time of year. From comprehensive Viking exhibitions to fascinating World War 2 fortifications, Denmark has a wide selection of museum exhibitions to cater for all tastes. Here's VisitDenmark's guide to some of the best museum and exhibition visits in Denmark this autumn.  

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    Wondering what to do in Copenhagen? Denmark's capital is packed full of great attractions. If you'd like a little help prioritising your time in the city, this guide is what you need! Here are 2012's most-visited attractions in Copenhagen!

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    Denmark is not only Scandinavia's gourmet food capital, with 17 Michelin stars at 15 star-studded restaurants. In recent years, Copenhagen has blazed its own trail as one of the world's great gastronomic hotspots. And with the news that Michelin will be publishing a special Nordic Restaurant guide in 2015, we can expect many more Danish restaurants to receive long-overdue stars next year! Congratulations to the following restaurants, which have been given one or two Michelin stars in the 2014 edition of the Michelin Guide. The list includes three newcomers, compared to the 2013 list!

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    Denmark has some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. With over 7,000km of coastline, choosing the best of Denmark's fine white sand, family friendly and crowd-free beaches is tough! We've picked some of Denmark's most popular beaches for this guide, bringing together dynamic dune-covered beaches and calm, sheltered beaches great for kids. What's more, you're never more than 50km from the coast in Denmark, which means a day at the seaside is easy. Find your perfect beach in Denmark here:

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    Turn back the clock, and forget the hustle and bustle of life, at one of Denmark's traditional seaside hotels. There's nothing quite like the laid-back atmosphere and old-world charm of Denmark's beach hotels, dotted around Denmark's beautiful coast. Many of Denmark's beach hotels (badehoteller) have top-of-the-range spa and wellness facilities. At others, it's all about good food, great views and nothing but relaxation. Only some of them are open all year round, so make sure you check before you book a refreshing winter break!

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    So, you've seen the Little Mermaid, taken a Hans Christian Andersen tour and now you're looking for something a little different? Try any of these weird and wonderful things to do in Denmark and see Scandinavia's smallest kingdom from a whole new perspective! In Denmark you can dive with sharks, get lost in a crowd of Santa Clauses and hike up one of Europe's biggest sand dunes. Plan a unique holiday in Denmark with this guide to unusual things to do.

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    Walk through Danish history and the homes of the Danish Royal Family, past and present, at these stunning castles in Denmark. You can visit both homes of Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik, the popular royal couple who split their time between Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen and Fredensborg Palace in North Zealand. Get up close to the Danish crown jewels at the iconic Rosenborg Castle or walk in the rose gardens of Queen Margrethe’s residence in Aarhus, Marselisborg. Denmark's castles are great days out for the whole family.

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    Denmark is perfect for budget travel. The country is full of cheap and free experiences for every taste. Most places operate with free admission so it’s not just the beaches and urban areas that are free to enjoy. So if you want to take a budget trip to Denmark, here you’ll find inspiration for travelling on the cheap, including cheap dining and cheap accommodation. Do Denmark for less!

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    Come and shop in Denmark, one of the hottest design nations on the planet. From a rich design history, led by legends such as Arne Jacobsen and Hans J. Wegner, Denmark’s design sector has grown into a world-leader. From homeware to fashion, Denmark is an incredible place to pick up unique, cutting-edge products or to find that perfect Scandinavian gift. Beautiful shopping streets await in cities across the country, offering international and Danish brands. So pack your shopping bags and don’t forget your wallet!

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    LEGO is known and loved by children and adults throughout the world, thanks to its ingenious simplicity and the endless imaginative possibilities. In the year 2000, LEGO was named Toy of the Century by both Fortune Magazine in the US and the Association of British Toy Dealers. Here are some things you may not know about the world’s favourite toy:

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    See the best of old and new architecture side-by-side in perfect harmony in the City of Spires.

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    Come and be charmed by Copenhagen, Northern Europe’s cosiest capital, packed with cafés, shops and the best restaurants in Scandinavia. From the winding streets of the beautiful old town and grand royal palaces to the city’s cutting-edge buildings and attractions, Copenhagen is the perfect blend of old world and new. Hop on a bike or stroll the city on foot and take in its laid-back atmosphere and effortless sense of style. Read on for sightseeing inspiration, help finding restaurants in Copenhagen and to make Copenhagen hotel bookings.

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    It's no secret - Denmark can be an expensive place to travel. But it doesn't have to be! As well as cheap ways to travel Denmark, budget accommodation and cheap restaurants, there are a myriad of fun things to do which are completely free. Here's our pick of five free things to do in Denmark.

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    Hans Christian Andersen - you know the name and love many of his timeless characters, such as The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling. But what about the man himself? As the father of fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen was a famous man in his time, courted by royalty and recognised for his greatness whilst living. Follow in the footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen and delve deeper into fairy-tale Denmark at these fastinating sites.

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    Autumn is a special time in Denmark. Because of its four distinct seasons, Denmark goes through a transformation this time of year that can be seen not only in nature but also in the types of events on offer.  Autumn is also a great excuse for "hygge", that hard-to-define Danish concept that roughly translates into spending quality time with friends and family. Here's a list of some of the many events on offer in Denmark this autumn.

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    Use our guide to Denmark's World Heritage Sites as a handy list of things to see in Denmark. Start your tour of Denmark at Kronborg Castle, the home of Shakespeare's Hamlet, only an hour north of Copenhagen. Next on the list, Stevns Klint, one of Denmark's newest World Heritage Sites but 65 million years old! Stop in to see the last resting place of Denmark's Monarchy at Roskilde Cathedral before visiting the historic rune stones of Jelling. Finish your trip relaxing at the Wadden Sea National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site since June 2014!

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    Visit one of Denmark's picturesque small towns and walk through centuries of Danish history. Each has a unique charm and special atmosphere, away from the bustle of everyday life. Ribe, Denmark's oldest town, was recently voted Europe's Best Small Destination. Skagen is a popular seaside town in the North, which has drawn artists and holidaymakers for hundreds of years.

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    Try staying somewhere weird and wonderful on your next visit to Denmark - spend the night in a prison hotel or a lighthouse! You can even hit the road with your family on a relaxed prairie wagon holiday. Our guide to unusual places to stay in Denmark contains ideas for different budgets, including camping in Mongolian yurts and boat hotels in Copenhagen harbour, making a unique holiday in Denmark easy! 

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    BBC Lifestyle brings Denmark’s delicacies into your home this summer, with four Nordic Cookery programmes focusing on traditional Danish food. Follow TV chef Tareq Taylor on his tasty tour of regional dishes and get to know four of Denmark’s distinct regions along the way. During the course of the series, Tareq explores South-West Jutland, the Limfjord, North Jutland and East Denmark, cooking with locals, enjoying outdoor pursuits and trying exceptional local produce. You too can experience the best these regions have to offer, with the help of these guides.

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    Get to know one of the world's cosiest capital cities, where top sights and attractions are within walking or cycling distance. Explore parts of the city less travelled by visitors, such as the calm and chic Frederiksberg or architectural Amager. Take in sights like Hans Christian Andersen's grave in Nørrebro or The Little Mermaid on her rock near Østerbro, both close to cool local streets. It's easy to find a little part of the city all your own in Copenhagen - the world's most liveable city!

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Come and be charmed by Copenhagen - a cosy knot of winding streets, beautiful buildings and an unparalleled sense of style.