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Danish islands getting embassy in Copenhagen

Initiative aims to better expose the public to events taking place off the mainland

Bornholm will be showcased at the Town Hall Square on Saturday April 30 (photo: Torben Ager)
February 19th, 2016 12:50 pm| by Christian W

From Albania and Algeria to Vietnam and Venezuela, there are a total of 74 embassies in the Danish capital. Soon another, slightly less traditional embassy will be added to that list.

The ferry company Færgen has decided to open up an ’embassy’ in Copenhagen  to better expose the public to events taking place on the Danish islands.

“There are so many positive stories to tell about the islands, and we are always searching for new ways to formulate them,” said Lindy Kjøller, the head of sales and marketing at Færgen.

“We look forward to opening the islands embassy, which will be a meeting place for small and large events focusing on experiences and events on the Danish isles.”

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Illustrious islands
Kjøller maintained that the embassy would be accessible to additional islands besides the ones the ferry company services (Bornholm, Samsø, Fanø, Als, Langeland and Lolland). The idea is to market all the islands together, rather than individually.

The embassy will be based at Sankt Gertruds Stræde by Kultorvet Square near the Strøget walking street, and the first event will take place next Friday (February 26) and concern the release of a book about Fanø.

Future events will be held regarding Folkemødet – Denmark’s political Roskilde Festival on Bornholm – the world’s largest kite festival on Fanø, the gastronomical festival on Lolland and the Langeland Festival.

There are 406 Danish islands, of which 70 are inhabited.