Danish Language and Culture

Danish Travel Destinations

Copenhagen (København) As one of Europe’s oldest capitals, Copenhagen has many museums and shops, narrow canals, colorful row houses, lovely parks and quiet lakes to enjoy. You can have fun at the Tivoli Gardens amusement park and stroll the Strøget, the longest pedestrian street in Europe.  You can stop by Amelieborg Castle, the winter residence of Denmark’s royalty. …

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Common Danish Names

These are the top names for boys and girls in Denmark: Boys’ Names Jacob, Mason, William, Jayden, Noah, Michael, Ethan, Alexander, Aiden, Daniel, Anthony, Matthew, Elijah, Joshua, Liam, Andrew, James, David, Benjamin, Logan, Christopher, Joseph, Jackson, Gabriel and Ryan. Girls’ Names Sophia, Isabella, Emma, Olivia, Ava, Emily, Abigail, Madison, Mia, Chloe, Elizabeth, Ella, Addison, Natalie, …

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About Danish History

Denmark became united in the 10th century during the Viking period when the country was converted to Christianity by King Bluetooth.  In the 11th century, the Danish Vikings controlled England.  In 1397, what is now Denmark, Sweden and Norway were one country with one queen.  This country was called Kalmar Union. Denmark became a constitutional …

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Danish Games

These games are three popular children’s games. You might have played different versions of these games that probably have different names from the Danish names. Barrel Cat In medieval times, children would place a cat in a barrel and hit the barrel with sticks until the cat ran away.  The superstition was to drive the …

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Danish Etiquette

Greetings Greet someone with a firm handshake and eye contact.  Don’t forget to smile.  Shake hands with everyone present (even children) when you see them and when you leave.  It is polite to shake hands with women first. When Dining at Someone’s House Bringing a bottle of wine, a dessert or flowers, and even a …

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Danish Cuisine

Most Danes have three regular meals a day, usually consisting of a cold breakfast with coffee, a cold lunch at work and a hot dinner at home with the family. Some also have a snack in the middle of the afternoon or in the late evening. The basic Danish breakfast consists of coffee or tea …

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