Vilhelm Hammershøi at home, trying to smile for the camera (photo: Det Kongelige Bibliotek)
The establishment found him weird, today he is universally revered
In 19th century Copenhagen, the respected art critic Karl Madsen called the...
This smile could keep you out of work (photo: ADA)
Dental doldrums in Denmark: Bad teeth costs jobs
Bad teeth can determine whether a person trying to get off social assistanc...
This government panphlet is a no-no at polling places (photo: Social and Interior Ministry)
Electoral law prohibits the distribution of government EU pamphlets at polling stations
An official government pamphlet about the referendum on the EU justice opt-...
More and more fields are being planted with canola (photo: : Myrabella)
Grain harvest the best for six years
This year’s combined harvest of different types of grain has exceeded 10 ...
New options to reach one of Norway's most picturesque cities (photo: Giuseppe Milo)
Norwegian Air to open Copenhagen to Stavanger route
Starting this summer, Norwegian Air will be flying in and out of Copenhagen...
The numbers and the costs continue to rise (photo: Timothaus)
Cost of refugees skyrocketing in Denmark
The expenses incurred in handling asylum-seekers in Denmark have doubled to...

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Why Copenhagen is giving thanks to the American Pie Shop
November 21st, 2015 6:55 pm

Your visit to sample their sweet and savory pastries could very well be the day that you die

Most Wednesday evenings at Bellahøj Stadion attract 20-30 regulars
Expanding your net and scoring in it as well
November 2nd, 2015 7:00 am

The members of Copenhagen Netball Club couldn’t imagine life in Denmark without it

Danish shoppers are increasingly becoming more mindful and ethical (photo: iStock)
Slow food nation: How the latest interactive fad is ethical shopping at your local store
October 16th, 2015 7:00 pm

Two green entrepreneurs explain how their businesses are steadily gaining in popularity as the demand for high-quality, sustainable products increases

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Chris Martin and Coldplay are playing Parken next summer (photo: Liondartois)
Coldplay, Rihanna and Cash among the stars heading to Denmark
November 25th, 2015 4:19 pm

Iron Maiden and The Cure also on the books

Her arrows put you to sleep every time
Also at cinemas | Slumber Games back with a vengeance
November 20th, 2015 6:55 pm

Find some respite from the horrors with…Alien!

The search for the perfect Christmas tree is on!
Hygge to be had before Christmas
November 19th, 2015 8:00 am

Lots to do in the days leading up to Christmas

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Chart a path to the one-off crafts at the arty Xmas markets
November 19th, 2015 7:00 am

Sourcing unique presents for your loved ones – who knows, maybe you’ll end up with a piece fashioned by the next Faberge!


Vilhelm Hammershøi at home, trying to smile for the camera (photo: Det Kongelige Bibliotek)
The establishment found him weird, today he is universally revered
November 25th, 2015 7:00 pm

Enigmatic like the subjects of his paintings and celebrated in the modern age like very few others, Vilhelm Hammershøi’s “foetuses in alcohol” have found new life in the 21st century

Bohr, photographed in 1948 at Princeton University aged 63, saw out the latter years of his career in the US, promoting the peaceful application of atomic energy (photo: Princeton University/American Institute of Physics/Science Photo Library)
Atomic scientist’s quantum leap changed the world of physics forever
November 24th, 2015 7:01 pm

It was Niels Bohr’s broad shoulders that the members of the Manhatten Project stood on to create the first atom bomb – conversely, though, he didn’t approve of its devastating use

Thirty years into its lifespan, the Selandia sunk off the coast of Japan, but still, 73 years later, its memory is celebrated (photo:
It was 103 years ago that the Selandia first sailed away
November 23rd, 2015 7:17 pm

February, 2012 marked the centenary of the maiden voyage of the world’s first diesel-powered ocean liner, from Copenhagen’s B&W shipyard to Bangkok

"Absalon, Valdemar, stop raping and pillaging and look dignified - Saxo's just tuned up with his quill." (photo: Laurits Tuxen)
Saxo Grammaticus, Denmark’s man of letters and greatest ever scribe
November 19th, 2015 8:15 pm

Without the ‘founding father’ of this country’s history, we’d know a lot less about Norse mythology and Shakespeare would have never written ‘Hamlet’

In erotic melodrama it was the suggestion of hidden limbs that sent audiences into a tizzy - although Psilander's appears to be on the wall, top left (photo:
Denmark’s answer to Rudolph Valentino was arguably a bigger star
November 18th, 2015 6:57 pm

Valdemar Psilander, a philanderer and prolific performer, predated the Latin Lover by a decade and, like him, died in his early 30s