TAKE A BRIEF TOUR THROUGH DENMARK

*A Part of the Danish Cultural Heritage*
 
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DENMARK AT A GLANCE
 
 
DESTINATION DENMARK
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Denmark - A Fairytale Kingdom
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Presentation of Denmark
This presentation of Denmark is being re-designed and will be produced as one long page in a chronological order - which the editorial team find is the best way to portray the Danish Nation - and also the most convenient method to learn about Denmark step by step in this brief profile that describes the Danish history - culture - heritage - everyday life and the ambitious and freedom loving Danes behind it all. First we present a map of the country - then the birth of the Danish Kingdom - the capital and bigger cities - the Viking Era - The Danish Monarchy - paving the way to democracy - religion and Christian culture - the Danish democracy - the Danish flag "Dannebrog" - the history and landscape - Denmark and Scandinavia -
Scandinavian Democracies - Denmark at a glance - the Danish food culture - the Danish model - the Danish export companies - assistance and founding to the Third World - relationship to NATO - EU and the Danish Troops abroad - the Danes - the unofficial National anthem - the Danish emigrants and finally a picture gallery from all around Denmark called - Destination Denmark.

The Cultural Heritage and the Danes
This is also a brief summery of the Danish Cultural Heritage and Christening of the Danes that reaches more than thousands years back in time - to the Protestant Reformation in 1536 - and until the Democratic Constitution was finally signed in June 1849 - as well as great credit to all the freedom loving Danes that have contributed to build up the Danish Kingdom - Danish Nation and Danish Welfare Society through countless generations - and over numerous centuries.

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The Kingdom of Denmark

FACTS ABOUT DENMARK

Denmark is placed on top of the European Continent and a part of Scandinavia. And by ancient storytelling - Denmark is the oldest Kingdom in the world with its 68 km terrestrial southern border across Jutland - facing towards Germany.
Native name:
Danmark. (Dania)
Flag:
Red - with a white Christian Cross - and the oldest national flag in the world. (Dannebrog)
National Anthem:
Der er et yndigt land. (Public and festive events)
National Anthem:
Kong Christian stod ved højen mast. (Royal and official occasions)
Population: 5,6 million.
Language: Danish.
Total Area:
43,093 km².
Coast line & Beach areas:
7,313 km.
Biggest Island: Sealand - Zealand - 7,031 km².
Islands: 450 - 90 inhabited.
Highest point:
173 m. Yding Skovhøj.
Mid-point:
Odsherred - Sealand.
Northern point:
Skagen - North Jutland.
Southern point:
Gedser - Falster.
Western point:
Blåvands Huk - West Jutland.
Eastern point:
Denmark - Østerskær - Christiansø.
Capital:
Copenhagen. (København) - (Hafnia)
(Largest Capital in Scandinavia)
Currency: Danish Kroner. (DKK)
Latitude: 56° 00' N - longitude: 10° 00' E.
Time Zone:
UCT+1.
Country Code: +45
Driving:
Right side of the road.
The Danish State Religion & State Church
Denmark has since 964 been a Christian Nation and later combined with a National State Religion and National State Church. (Den Danske Statsreligion) and (Den Danske Folkekirke)
State Religion:
Evangelical Lutheran & Christian Protestant Church - since 1536.
Government type: Parliamentary Democracy - Constitutional Monarchy.
Head of state: Queen Margrethe II.
Autonomous Regions: Faroe Islands and Greenland.

Largest Danish Cities and inhabitants:
1. Copenhagen - 1,8 million + Greater Copenhagen
2. Aarhus -
260,000
3. Odense -180,000
4. Aalborg -110,000
5. Esbjerg - 80,000

 
 
 
The Danish Capital and other Major Cities in Denmark

Copenhagen
- (København)
Copenhagen is the Danish capital - and Scandinavian’s largest city - situated on the east coast of Sealand (Zealand). Copenhagen was founded by the Danish bishop Absalon in 1167 - who built a little fortress on a small isle called “Slotsholmen” outside of the growing town named (København) - and inhabited at the present with over 1.8 million citizens - including the urban areas of Copenhagen. The Danish capital is also an international metropolis with the biggest airport and cruise terminals in Northern Europe and Scandinavia. In Copenhagen the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) is placed together with the Royal Residence Amalienborg Palace - as Copenhagen became a regal city in 1443. There are numerous cultural venues and historical edifices located in and around the Danish Capital.
The founder of Copenhagen: Absalon
 
Major Cities in Denmark
Aarhus
Aarhus city is best known for its cultural position in Jutland plus university and the old town.
Odense
Odense city is best known as the birth place of famous H. C. Andersen on the isle of Funen.
Odense
Aalborg
Aalborg city - the vibrant town of Jutland - located at the Limfjord that divides Jutland.
Aalborg
Esbjerg
Esbjerg city is the centre of the offshore activities plus the oil and gas industry in Denmark.
Esbjerg
 
 
Nostalgic & Vintage Tourism Posters - Aarhus - Odense - Aalborg & Esbjerg
 
Aarhus - Odense - Aalborg and Esbjerg
The other major cities in Denmark is Aarhus (Jutland) with nearly 260,000 inhabitants - and best recognized for its cultural engagement and university - then Odense (Funen) - the birth town of famous Hans Christian Andersen - with nearly 180,000 citizens. After Odense comes Aalborg (Jutland) - famous for producing the Danish firewater called “Snaps” and with a population of 110,000 - and finally Esbjerg (Jutland) known for its off-shore activities - and former large fishing industry with over 80.000 living in the city.
 
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"Dannebrog"
 
The National Flag - "Dannebrog"
Every citizen is proud of their country and national flag - so are the Danes - and there is a special history and myth connected to the Danish flag. According to the myth - the Danish King Valdemar II called (Valdemar Sejr) - "Valdemar the Victorious" (1170-1241 - King 1202-1241) - was during his crusade to Estonia caught in a battle in June 1219 at Lyndanise near Reval - and while combating - a revelation happened - as a red flag with a white Christian cross surprisingly fell down from the sky and landed beside the King. With the red white flag in his hand - King Valdemar II won the battle at Lydanise near Tallinn - and after this historical event the Danish King Valdemar II commanded the flag with the Christian Cross to be the Danish National Flag - and was since named "Dannebrog".

The Legend
The legend of the Danish flag is very popular among the Danes - and their favourite storytelling about the Danish flag "that fell down from the sky in 1219" - is the most trendiest tale - even though a handful of other legends about the Danish flag exist.

Dannebrog - 800 years Celebration in 2019
The Danes will celebrate the 800 year anniversary of their beloved flag “Dannebrog” in 2019 - which became the Danes national flag - when it fell down from the sky in Estonia in 1219 - according to the everlasting myth and treasured legend.





"Dannebrog"

The Oldest
Flag in the
World








The Danish Flag from 1219
The Danish flag fell down from the sky in 1219 in Estonia and helped King Valdemar II to win the battle at Lydanise near Tallinn.
Dannebrog on Dannebrog
The Danish flag Dannebrog on the Royal Yacht Dannebrog. The Danish flag has been the Danes national flag and symbol since 1219.
National Flags Days
On national flags days - flags will appear on public buildings and transport units - or when any royal or prominent person is visiting Denmark.
 
"Dannebrog" - and other Scandinavian Flags
The Danish flag called “Dannebrog” - is possibly the oldest national flag in the world. As being a part of a strong Christian Culture together with other Scandinavian countries - the design and pattern of the Danish flag - with the Christian Cross was also later adopted by the other Nordic countries including Sweden - Norway - Finland - Iceland and Faeroe Islands - to symbolise their Christian heritage and the foundation of Christianity in each of the five Scandinavian nations.
 
 
Iceland
Faroe Islands
Norway
Sweden
Denmark
 
  See: Scandinavia

Valdemar’s Day - “Dannebrog” commemorated

On Valdemar’s Day June 15 - the Danish Flag “Dannebrog” from 1219 - is commemorated every year together with the reunification with Southern Jutland 1920. (Flag Day).


 
 
 
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PHOTO GALLERY FROM DENMARK
* Brief Picturesque Portrait of a real Fairy Tale Kingdom*
 
Inspiring - captivating and relaxing travel destination...
This is a pictorial selection - combined with some nostalgic and vintage tourism posters - showing interesting places and historical venues in Denmark - as well as presenting some nationwide core Danish traditions and values - plus an everyday typical Danish lifestyle - but it is most of all a visual glimpse of Denmark - as an inspiring - captivating and relaxing travel destination - with its more than thousand years of everlasting Historical and Cultural Heritage created by generations of Danes. And the Danes have much to be proud of - and happily share Denmark with curious visitiors.
 
 
For Homesick Danes - and our Brave Troops Abroad
This photo section of Denmark is especially a tribute and salute to our homesick Danes - plus our brave Troops abroad - missing their country and homeland!
 
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National Parks in Denmark - 5
 
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The Sand-Covered Church
The sand-covered church at Skagen from the 14th century - where nearly half of the church tower rises from the heavy sand dunes. The church was finally closed in 1795. North Jutland.
The National Dybbøl Mill
The historical and national Dybbøl Mill and national symbol from 1744 - of Danish patriotism - endurance and resistance - was the centre of the Battle of Dybbøl in 1848 and 1864. South Jutland.
The Old Town - Aarhus
The prehistoric Old Town in Aarhus is a 5-star experience and an open air museum for Danish urban history and culture - with 75 historical houses from all over Denmark. East Jutland.
Denmark - Copenhagen-Portal.dk ©
 
Fishing Boats - Vorupør
Fishing boats on the beach at Vorupør. West Jutland.
The Old Town Hall - Ebeltoft
The old Town Hall at Ebeltoft from 1789. Mols East Jutland.
Koldinghus Castle - 1268
Koldinghus Castle and former royal residence from 1268. East Jutland.
Denmark - Copenhagen-Portal.dk ©
 
Medieval Ribe - Oldest Town in Denmark
The oldest town in Denmark is the medieval city Ribe that was founded around 850 A.C.. Ribe has also the oldest Cathedral in Denmark - from the mid 1100s. (The Church of Our Lady). South-East Jutland.
Himmelbjerget - “The Sky Mountain”
One of the very highest points in Denmark is called the “Sky Mountain” (Himmelbjerget) - and is located at the Silkeborg lakes - with a height of 148 metres over sea level. Mid Jutland.
Hans Christian Andersen's - Home
The world famous fairytale writher Hans Christian Andersen's childhood home in Munkemølle St. in Odense from 1785. The home also houses the H.C. Andersen Museum - opened in 1908. Odense. Funen.
Denmark - Copenhagen-Portal.dk ©
 
Egeskov Castle - 1554
Egeskov Castle from 1554 - and Veteran Car Museum. Funen.
Beach Houses - Ærø
Little beach houses (Strandhusene) - Isle of Ærø. South Funen.
Svendborg Harbour & Town
Svendborg Harbour and acient town from 1253. South Funen.
Denmark - Copenhagen-Portal.dk ©
 
Rebild National Park
Rebild Bakker (Rebild National Park) and its heather-covered hills - Himmerland. Northern Jutland.
Gunpowder Tower - 1688
Gunpowder Tower (Krudttårnet) 1688 - rest of the old fortification - Frederikshavn. North Juthland.
ARoS Art Museum - Aarhus
ARoS Art Museum founded 1859 - and located in new premises from 2004 - in Aarhus. East Jutland.
 
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Odense Canal - 1796
Odense Canal from 1796 - connects Odense harbour with beautiful Odense fjord. Mid Funen.
Nyker Round Church - Bornholm
Nyker Round Church from 1150 - with historic frescos from 1400. Bornholm.
Vejlefjord Bridge
Vejlefjord Bridge with a lovely view over Vejle Town. East Jutland.
Denmark - Copenhagen-Portal.dk ©
 
Spøttrup Castle - 1520
Spøttrup Castle from 1520 - well preserved medieval castle with an active museum. North Jutland.
Bulbjerg Cliff
Bulbjerg Cliff is a 48 metre high limestone cliff and the only bird cliff in Denmark. North Jutland.
Sea Rescue Station - Thorup Strand

Sea Rescue Station at Thorup Strand - The fist Rescue post was established in 1840. West Jutland.

Denmark - Copenhagen-Portal.dk ©
 
Svendborgsund - Funen
Svendborgsund is the broad Sound that divides Funen from the isle of Tåsinge that is connected with a bridge - which also leads the way to lovely Langeland Island. The area with the many Islands is also called - “The South Funen Archipelago”. Det Sydfynske Øhav. South Funen.
The Open Air Museum
The Open Air Museum with over 100 rural houses from 1550-1950 - derived from all regions of Denmark - and then painstakingly recreated brick by brick - and furnished with the original artefacts. The settlement is spread over a large landscape area. Greater Copenhagen.
Poskær Stenhus - 3300 BC
“Poskær Stenhus” from 3300 BC - is Denmark's largest stone burial chamber - surrounded by the beautiful and scenic Mols Rolling Hills - which is situated on the hilly peninsula of “Djursland” - that also is a part of the Danish National Parks. East Jutland.
Denmark - Copenhagen-Portal.dk ©
 
Sandy Beaches & Clean Bathing Water
Bathing nymphs after a fresh swim at the Oresound. East Sealand.
Knuthenborg Safaripark
Knuthenborg Safaripark is North Europe's largest. Lolland.
Møns Cliff
Møns Cliff - Denmark’s highest cliffs over 6 km long. Isle of Møn.
Denmark - Copenhagen-Portal.dk ©
 
Fredensborg Castle - 1720-1726
Fredensborg Castle from 1720-1726 and the Royal summer residence. North Sealand.
Maribo Cathedral - 1416
Maribo Cathedral and Abbey from 1416 - and former Bridgettine monastery - was founded by Queen Margrete I. Mid Lolland.
Valdemar Castle - 1644
The head entrance to Valdemar Castle built in 1644 - on the beautiful Isle of Tåsinge near Svendborg. South Funen.
 
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