Not often you see a double self-portrait
Her art endured despite patriarchal prejudice and the Skagen scandal
Marie Martha Mathilde Triepcke wanted a life full of passion and art. She g...
Some 2,000 candles, symbolising love, warmth and life force, will be used to mark the procession (photo: iStock)
Quiet march with candles to mark anniversary of Copenhagen terrorist attacks
A quiet march with candles will mark the sad anniversary of the Copenhagen...
Rather than delivering newspapers or selling buns, Danish youth prefer running their own companies (photo: iStock)
More young Danes starting their own business
A growing number of young Danes prefer to start their own business over get...
The famous Cirkusbygningen in central Copenhagen (photo: Knak @ fotokongen.dk)
Bus crashes into Cirkusbygningen in central Copenhagen
A bus has this afternoon crashed directly into Cirkusbygning  in central C...
Digital mail has hurt Post Danmark (photo: iStock)
Post Danmark to slash paid lunch breaks
Post Danmark is cutting paid lunch breaks for its employees as part of the ...
SAS Go Light will cost about 120 kroner less than the already established 'SAS Go' ticket (photo: iStock)
SAS expanding ‘baggage-less’ ticket to all of Europe
After a successful trial period, Scandinavian Airlines has decided to expan...

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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

Not often you see a double self-portrait
Her art endured despite patriarchal prejudice and the Skagen scandal
February 10th, 2016 8:30 pm

Marie, the talented wife of PS Krøyer, led a colourful life before, during, and after their marriage – both on the canvas and in the society gossip pages

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