'Formation' is not just a song, it is a political statement (photo: VS-Angel)
Beyonce coming to Denmark
Beyonce has announced she will be bringing her 'Formation World Tour' to De...
Falling oil prices have had a major impact (photo: iStock)
Danish export to US and China on the rise
Danish exports to the US and China jumped considerably in 2015, according t...
In 2015, the number of overnights increased by 17 percent in Malmo (photo: Pixabay)
Tourists spending more nights in southern Sweden
Last year, hotels in the Swedish region of Scania recorded a 12 percent inc...
Friday will be a cold day with sleet and snow (photo: Pixabay)
Winter’s coming back!
Following a relatively mild weekend, cold temperatures will return to hit D...
The cement factory will be located some 400 km away from Algiers (photo: FLSmidth)
FLSmidth hauls in lucrative Algerian order
The Danish engineering company FLSmidth has signed a lucrative EPC (enginee...
Al Zubarah is a UNESCO-protected merchant town dating back to the mid-18th century (photo: Aurel Cuvin)
Archaeological project in Qatar halted
A large-scale archaeological co-operation between the University of Copenha...

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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

History

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

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