One of the medieval coins found (photo: Viborg Museum)
Medieval coins found on Apple site in Jutland
Three members of the Midtjysk Detector Association have found 82 medieval c...
Møn is one of Denmark's few excellent star-gazing areas (photo: Dark Sky Møn)
Møn wants to be the darkest place in Denmark
The island of Møn south of Copenhagen is one of the few areas in Denmark w...
Organic fruits, veggies and meat make up 12 percent of the total Danish organic exports (photo: Pixabay)
Denmark’s food minister to open world’s largest fair for organic food
The Danish environment and food minister, Eva Kjer Hansen, will officially...
The business and growth minister, Troels Lund Poulsen, was pleased with the deal (photo: Business and Growth Ministry)
Danish government agrees to new growth deal
The government has teamed up with Dansk Folkeparti, Liberal Alliance and Ko...
Happier days: Yahya Hassan (left) and Nationalpartiet head Kashif Ahmad (photo: Nationalpartiet)
Yahya Hassan kicked out of political party after high speed chase
The controversial Danish poet Yahya Hassan has been kicked out of Nationalp...
Never have there been so few cars outside the Gentofte IKEA (photo: Henrik Johansen)
IKEA evacuated after bomb threat
The big IKEA warehouse in Gentofte just north of Copenhagen was evacuated b...

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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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Events

Cool winds blow down from the Tuscan hills to relieve the precious grapes (photo: iStock)
The verdict on this vintner is in the vitality of his vines
February 9th, 2016 7:00 am

Vino at the Chateau is off to Tuscany

History

Denmark's corn (photo: Mogens Engelund)
Life without it would pull the rug out from under the entire nation
February 8th, 2016 8:30 pm

Rugbrød, the staple of the nation’s diet for centuries, is an integral ingredient of its collective consciousness. Today, it is equally at home in simple rustic food and New Nordic Cuisine

Bashing the barrel (photo: Illustreret Tidende)
Kids not the only ones up to mischief at Fastelavn in years gone by
February 6th, 2016 4:30 pm

Ahead of the feastday tomorrow, we recall how whole communities enjoyed a day of high jinks to celebrate the end of winter ahead of the onset of a lean Lent

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