If I’d known I’d stay on the Civil List, I would have done this years ago!
Straight, no Chaser: Of cabbages and kings
The blue touchpaper on the first New Year’s fireworks had barely been lit...
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Today’s Date: Marie reaches 40
The flags will stay raised following Princess Mary’s birthday as not only...
The right mentor can make a huge difference (photo: iStock)
This Week in Schools: More graduates using mentors
A growing number of students at the University of Copenhagen (KU) are seeki...
Boat with syrian refugees off the coast of Sicily. (Photo: Vito Manzari from Martina Franca)
This Week’s Editorial: Tricky law followed by a piece of cake
Integration is the name of the game. The refugees are here – or on their ...
Fairies, batmen and ninjas gathered to participate in the old Danish tradition of beating the barrel
Kids Corner: Faster prep might be needed for the annual kids shindig
Fastelavn on 7 February is extremely early this year – actually the earli...
Christianity's most revered warrior tends to be Archangel Michael (photo: Luca Giordano (1632–1705)
How Christianity portrayed Jesus as a warrior to woo the Vikings
Despite more than 80 percent of Danes associating themselves with the Evang...

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Life in Denmark

A raised arm is encouraged in Danish society. Children can sometimes ask difficult questions to which adults are inclined to give honest answers
The fairly odd parents: Are Danes world leaders or poor breeders?
January 29th, 2016 7:00 pm

The tendency is to be honest and not mollycoddle children – and that’s healthy, argues an expert on public health.

Alternating between sea and land, one thing's for sure: it's always pretty wet (photo: NPV_John Frikke)
Into the Wetlands: Keeping Denmark’s Everglades on the map, handling 12 million flights a year
January 22nd, 2016 7:00 pm

For over five years, the Wadden Sea National Park has been working tirelessly to strengthen the area’s nature protection and cultural history and provide visitors with unique experiences

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Christianity's most revered warrior tends to be Archangel Michael (photo: Luca Giordano (1632–1705)
How Christianity portrayed Jesus as a warrior to woo the Vikings
February 5th, 2016 4:20 pm

Thor and Odin would have probably beaten Christ in a fist fight, but didn’t have the continental clout to see him off in the long-term

Archbishop Absalon had the pagan idol Svantevit destroyed (photo: Laurits Tuxen)
Who needed the Holy Land when they could fight a crusade on their doorstep?
February 3rd, 2016 7:00 pm

The first, the third, the last, the children’s … and now you can add the Danish, even if there were concerns over whether Denmark’s 12th century war with the Wends had any religious motivation whatsoever

Dexter Gordon and Ben Webster (photo: http://jazzfilmfest.com)
This week’s Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival to recall the capital’s glory days of the 1950s and 60s
February 1st, 2016 7:00 pm

Leaving America in the 1950s and ‘60s, many of the musicians were happy to be in a city where they “no longer needed to figure out where the back door of the club was for a quick getaway in case trouble started

All that memory of a goldfish malarkey is a myth ... Danmarks akvarium ... never heard of it (photo: Stig Nygaard)
Concealment and cover-up: the history of Danmarks Akvarium is far from a damp squib
January 28th, 2016 8:30 pm

The aquatic animals aren’t the only story at the historic building – intrigue and scandals have also hidden in the aquarium’s tanks for over 70 years

A lot of new arrivals to the park might initially mistake what the 'Bryderne' are doing in this sculpture. Wrestling! Or at least that's what they used to say in Ancient Greece (photo: Thue)
His park is a point of attraction – a tribute to his discoveries in magnetism
January 27th, 2016 7:00 pm

You’ve heard of Hans Christian Ørsted, but most probably due to the park and street; in reality, his endeavours in science merit worldwide acclaim and fame