History of Denmark

Denmark is the second oldest monarchy in the world, surpassed only by the Japanese Imperial Court.  The Danes are first mentioned in European history in the 8th century when the Vikings, a sect common to the Scandinavians, became notorious for plundering churches and monasteries along the British Isles and the coasts of Western Europe.  Although … Read more

An introduction to Danish food culture

Danish cuisine is based on ingredients caught, gathered or grown in the countryside and is shaped by its natural, climatic conditions.   The Vikings ate fish, chickens, pigs, cows, horses and goats, all of which they farmed. They also ate grains, cabbage, wild berries and fruits from trees that could survive the Danish climate.  Today, those … Read more

Top places to visit in Denmark

Denmark is the country where Scandinavia begins. It has changed a lot over the centuries. Once known for its fierce warriors, the Vikings, it is now a peaceful modern country where innovative architecture shares space with medieval buildings.  You’ll find picturesque fishing villages that trace their heritage back to the Vikings, so you’ll want to sample their … Read more

Best cities to visit in Denmark

Famous the world over for the Vikings who came from the coast, Denmark has many interesting historical sites that highlight the country’s rich heritage.  Whether it’s the longboats in some of its harbours, or its fantastic museums, old churches and delightful architecture, there’s plenty to see and do here. Mixing the old with the new, … Read more