Swedish province of Skone is located on the southern tip of the Scandinavian peninsula. Its population is around 1.2 million. Name Skone apparently originates from the Old-German skadin-awijo which means a "dangerous island" or "dangerous coast", i.е. that was the name for the coastal waters of the Sound strait (Oresund) northwards.

Any respectful hippy will put their name to this slogan. In fact, Christiania is a place where the words of the equality and fraternity are not just words. Here they are supported by lots of marihuana, sold and smoked everywhere. All the hippies of the world dream of this free life, of the self-governed town, but only in Denmark this dream has come true.

In 1990 the wind power stations of Denmark generated 2 % of the total electric power whereas now this number is 20 %. According to this indicator, Denmark takes the eighth place in the world. The surplus electricity is sold to the neighbouring countries, while the Danish producers of wind turbines have learnt so much that they are manufacturing nearly one third of all the wind power capacity worldwide.

There are a number of similarities and differences between us and the Danes. So let’s talk about it here.

* The Danes love their queen and forgive her the only drawback she has – smoking. Margrethe II is always flawlessly dressed, which is not surprising, since she is a designer and creates sketches for theatrical costumes. If you would like to see a distant relative of the Romanovs in person – go to the royal theatre. She attends premieres, at opening and closing theatrical seasons, comes out onto the balcony of Amalienborg palace on her birthday, April 16, to greet her citizens.

The new office of KPMG, visualized by 3XN, light and open, but at the same time spacious, cosy and multifunctional, trustworthy for customers. The six-storied building with the total area of 35 thousand sq. m. is of a maple-leaf shape. On the roof there is a bicycle parking lot, in the underground parking lot and recharging stations for electric vehicles.

If some of you, dear readers, are going to Copenhagen soon, we have good news for you – Copenhagen is becoming cheaper. Currently (2014) Copenhagen takes line 21 in the Top 100 most expensive cities in the world. This information was presented by American company “Mercer”, making annual ratings of the most expensive capitals worldwide.

The Danes celebrate the Little Mermaid’s birthday on  August 23. In 1837 H.C. Andersen wrote a fairy tale about a daughter of the sea king, who was in love with a prince. Later, Carl Jacobsen (the founder of a world-famous beer brewery and a generous patron), saw the ballet based on the motifs of this fairy tale and had the idea to present Copenhagen a statue of the courageous heroine. He ordered it to sculptor Edward Eriksen, and in 1913, the Little Mermaid, with the height of 1 m 25 cm, was placed on a granite stone on the sea coast.

The Danish capital invites all volunteers to the Beer Festival, which is to be held from 10 to 12 May 2015 in its «traditional» venue ‒ one of the old premises of the Carlsberg brewery in the area of Valby.

Danish people prefer their own currency, Danish crowns, but euros are accepted in most places. It is preferable to exchange currency in dedicated Currency Exchange locations, scattered throughout the city, in the centre, on the pedestrian street, at the central railway station. Euros are accepted in 90 % stores, restaurants, but not in taxis. If you pay in euros, the change will be given in Danish crowns. It is even better to exchange currency in Primex spots, where money is exchanged at the bank rate and no commission fee is charged.

Despite the fact that in Copenhagen there are almost never traffic jams on the streets, Danish-Dutch company Gobike launched the project of new city bikes to make the city even "greener" in 2013, to make Copenhagen more innovative and comfortable for living. Gobike project was at the same time launched in Holland and Spain. It is planned to engage other European cities in this project too. New city bikes are designed for the capital citizens as well as for all tourists and visitors.

If you have never been to Copenhagen, then the final of Eurovision 2014 is a good reason to correct this mistake, since the contest will be hosted by Copenhagen in May 2014. Denmark has become the winning country of Eurovision 2013 owing to song “Only Teardrops” and its sophisticated performer – singer Emmelie de Forest.

Just in 30 km from Copenhagen in a small town of Roskilde there is one of the unique buildings of the Danish kingdom – St. Lucius cathedral. It is the main cathedral of Denmark and the royal chapel, which is the resting place for 39 members of the Danish royal family. There is something symbolic in the fact that the main cathedral of the country was founded here, though, perhaps, it was done on purpose, as a symbol of the denial of paganism and transition to Christianity.

What do you know about restaurant "Noma"? We ready to bet that you have not even heard of the second most popular restaurant in Copenhagen - Geranium. Unfortunately, this is the destiny of all runners-up. Today we will look “behind the curtains” of the two best restaurants of Copenhagen and will find out what to expect there when visiting either of them.

Statistics show that 90 % tourists coming to Denmark do not go anywhere outside Copenhagen. But they should, because lots of exciting places are located outside Copenhagen. If you want to feel Danish exotics, or you would like to get a glimpse of the provincial Denmark, you are tired of the city hectic life and seek an enclosed place to go together with your family or to be alone, close to nature, we offer you to go on a trip to the south of Sjaelland.

130 km from Copenhagen there is one of the most spectacular places in Denmark – the island of Møn. This spot differs from the rest of Denmark, which is mainly plain terrain. Here flat landscapes are replaced by hills and valleys. Water surrounds you everywhere, so it is a real paradise for those who are keen on fishing. 140-meter limestone rocks, wonderful sandy beaches, vast forests, excellent viewpoints with mesmerizing panoramas, rare species of flowers and animals – all this is waiting for you here, if you decide to visit the island of Møn.

On June 1, 2007 the Danish Parliament decided to construct a new subway line, which was named Cityring, including underground laying of 15.5 kilometres of railway and building 17 new underground stations.

A new theme park Polar Land opened in May 2012 in the danish Legoland. Live penguins, a roller coaster, speeding up to 65 km/hour, with a unique 5 meter free fall and polar theme, stylish polar restaurant and full-size polar bears are presented in the new theme park. 

The most famous hotel in Copenhagen is Hotel D’Angleterre. It shut down for reconstruction in June 2011. For the past 250 years this five-star hotel on the New Royal Square has been the leader in the country. All the visiting celebrities have been staying only in its luxurious rooms and apartments.

Our world is not as big as it was 20 years ago. High technologies, jets, low – cost carriers have made international tourism quite ordinary pastime. I invite you to travel around Denmark – an extraordinary, diverse, in a way unique and fabulous country. This country can boast its best underground in Europe, high life standards, rich cultural heritage, clean environment, high technologies in foods, power engineering, architecture and design. So, I offer you 7 wonders of Denmark, which are must-sees.

Copenhagen is considered one of the most expensive cities in Europe, where virtually everything is expensive or very expensive. Search for accommodation is one of the key solutions of the planned holiday. The room should be not just a room but your personal space. Consequently, you would like it to be as comfortable as possible and as inexpensive as possible. In this article will have selected 5 cheapest hotels in Copenhagen to prove that the city is affordable even for thrifty tourists.

Design and architecture studio MLRP designed and presented the citizens and visitors of Copenhagen a "Mirror House", decorated with polished stainless steel mirrors from all sides.

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels was awarded for the best residence at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) for his housing project ”8TALLET”, - reports DR.dk referring to the online periodical Berlingske.

In the evening 3 November 2011 the house comprising 476 apartments and living spaces was voted the best in the world. It occurred in Barcelona at the World Architecture Festival, where 700 buildings and projects from 66 countries competed in different nominations.

The smallest hotel in the world is going to open in Copenhagen. It is designed for one visitor only.



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