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Aero Museum is a regional museum which holds shipping, agricultural and borough cultures, and prehistoric finds from stone-age villages. It also includes the town's old pharmacy, a newly erected collection of costumes, and traditional collections.... more

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Amalienborg Palace has been the royal residence since 1794 and although it is not open to the public, the changing of the guard takes place in full pomp and circumstance in the palace square when the Queen is in residence. You can participate in the fanfare by following the parade of guards fro... more

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The Bottle-Peter's Collection displays more than 1700 ships and 50 model ships.  The collections consists of 100 year old bottle ships which is the oldest collection in the world.... more

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The BREGNEROD KRO, has existed as a restaurant for almost 200 years. The menu offers a large selection of regional specialties, from stuffed filet of plaice with creamed shrimps to a luncheon platter of herring, pickled salmon, tenderloin of beef and Brie cheese. An attractive wing of nine bedr... more

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The house was the childhood home of the composer Carl Nielsen. Today the building houses interesting exhibitions illustrating the composer’s childhood. ... more

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The Danish Railway Museum houses a collection of historic railway engines, carriages and model trains.    ... more

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Den Gamle Gaard, an old merchant's house, has been restored, furnished and is open to the public. The town museum is known for its collection of sculptures and paintings by local Funen artists. ... more

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Just outside the town of Kvanerndr Up towers one of Denmark's most regal castles, Egeskov. Built on wooden pilings in 1554 in the middle of a small lake, the castle is privately owned and at present only occasionally opened to the public although there are plans to have it open on a full-ti... more

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Positioned on the shores of Denmark's second largest lake, Lake Esrurn, Frederik IV commenced construction of this castle after the conclusion of a 10-year war with Sweden. The crown had owned a farm in the district and the king grew fond of the area when he came here on hunting expeditions... more

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A dramatic castle rising out of a little island surrounded by water -was built by his son, King Christian IV. As a young man, Christian developed a fondness for this idyllic setting and decided to level the original buildings and commission a new castle designed in the more lavish Renaissa... more

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Denmark has a number of open-air museums, but the Frilandsmuseet at Lyngby is definitely the most outstanding. An assortment of buildings that date back 200 years -farmhouses, a school, a hospital, stores, craftshops, wind-and watermills and country homes from all over Denmark -have been restor... more

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Hammerichs house is the home of the sculptor Gunnar Hammerich.  It is a well-preserved 18th century townhouse with collections of antiques and Dutch tiles. In the basement of the town hall is a collection of Hammerich's plaster cast busts.... more

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Hans Christian Andersen, whose 156 fairytales are loved by children and adults all over the world, once said he would be the reason that people came to Odense and indeed, for the majority of tourists, his prophecy has come true. Signs all over town direct you to HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN'S HU... more

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JAEGERSPRIS which means "Hunter's Delight" was a royal hunting lodge. This royal hunting lodge dates back six centuries, its size and shape changing over the years as successive owners have added and altered. The surrounding parkland is lovely: a dense forest of giant oak trees in... more

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On a small peninsula overlooking Helsingor's harbor is the impressive Kronborg Castle. This imposing brick fortress, surrounded by a moat, has turrets at its four corners and canons nestled in the surrounding sand dunes. It is referred to as Hamlet's Castle, as it is the setting of Will... more

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Ladbyskibet is a museum that contains the ruins of a Viking ship. This ancient site, discovered in 1935, is unusual because it contains the remains of a Viking chief, his ship, horses, dogs and belongings buried at a time when cremation was considered the standard tradition and practice. T... more

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The Lejre Research Center, is an open-air display of reconstructed Iron Age houses and workshops that is open from May to September.  At the Research Center you watch films about Iron Age man and wander through a reconstructed settlement where demonstrations of forging, logging and the use... more

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Lindholm Hohe on the outskirts of town is the largest Scandinavian burial site from the Viking period. This windswept hillside with its more than 800 Viking graves is an awesome contrast to the bustling town. The burial sites are surrounded by stone enclosures in the shape of a Viking ship. Vik... more

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The National Museum is Denmark’s largest museum of cultural history. The museum's main domicile is a classical 18th century mansion just a stone's throw from "Strøget" at the center of Copenhagen. The National Museum is the museum for all Denmark, where you can fo... more

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From 1200 to 1413 Nyborg was the home of the "Danehof", the early Danish parliament. Nyborg Castle is especially interesting because it served for centuries as a residence of the kings of Denmark. The oldest ramparts date back to the Romanesque period, about the year 1200. The interio... more

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Abounding in character, Nyhavn, although translated to mean New Harbor, is the old port of Copenhagen. Tall narrow buildings of varying salt-water weathered facades with tile and slate roofs huddle together to line the narrow canal passageways. Although cafe tables cluster on the narrow walkway... more

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Old Town located in Arhus which is one of Denmark's largest citys.  It is a living museum that stages a 17th-and 18th century urban environment. A wonderful collection of approximately 60 renovated buildings has been relocated here to stage a town scene including workshops, a... more

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The history of Copenhagen can be seen in its palaces, towers and churches. Rosenborg Castle is a Renaissance castle built by Christian IV, today housing the crown jewels and private belongings of the Danish royalty. It is open daily from May to October... more

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The city of Roskilde has been renowned for centuries because of its beautiful 12th-century Cathedral whose spires dominate the skyline and within whose walls 38 Danish kings and queens are entombed.  ... more

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In the far north of the Jylland peninsula you will find the Swedish Seamen's Church.  The church was built so the Swedish Fisherman could worship in native language and style while they were away from home. ... more

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The museum gives a picture of the life and work of the composer Carl Nielsen, and of his wife, Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen who was a sculptress. ... more

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Den Fynske Landsby also known as Funen village is a spectacular open-air museum where 24 rural buildings have been relocated to depict a 17th-century Funen village. There are beautifully furnished thatched, beamed farmhouses, horse stalls, barns, a school, a wind-and watermill, workshops, store... more

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The Viking Ship Museum was built to house five Viking ships discovered in Roskilde Fjord, the museum actually opened before restoration of even the first ship was completed so that the public could witness the long, arduous process of fitting the thousands of pieces of wreckage back together to... more

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From May through September Tivoli Gardens is one of Copenhagen's most popular destinations. Its own fairytale world at the heart Copenhagen, Tivoli is a magical complex of garden, amusement park and cultural center. There are garden cafes, restaurants and beer gardens to enjoy while ballet,... more

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Ulriksholm Slot is a wonderful place for lunch.  Built in 1636 you can see the copper tower and brick frame of the castle in the distance as you drive round the Kerteminde Fjord to the castle's entrance.  In the cavalry wing there is a modern gallery with national and internationa... more

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Viborg is a city that dates back to the 8th century when it was an important trading center and place of pagan sacrifice, later becoming the coronation town for Danish kings. Its Cathedral was founded in 1130 and is one of Denmark's most distinguished granite churches, its towers impressing... more

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Excavations at the Andelsbanken on Clemenstorv during the 1960s revealed remains of a semi-circular rampart with which the Vikings protected their little community of craftsmen, seafarers and merchants 1,000 years ago. The cellar of the Andelsbanken was made into a museum to preserve the recons... more

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