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Denmark Travel Campaign: Have Lots Of Sex, Get Pregnant, Win Free Stuff

Where: Denmark
March 28, 2014 at 11:01 AM | by | Comments (0)

Denmark is objectively an awesome place to live. The United Nations has officially declared that it's literally the happiest country on Earth. It has a strong economy, a robust social safety net, and people who are on the whole gorgeous (don't forget that last part, because it's about to become important).

There's only one problem, apparently. Not enough of those gorgeous people are making new gorgeous people. We presume there's lots of sex going on - how could there not be - but it's not productive sex, in the traditional sense. The country is actually facing the possibility of a demographic collapse, in the sense that it's becoming a real national problem that serious people discuss.

The folks at Danish travel company Spies Rejser think they've got an idea for reversing the decline. The video, which opens with the question "can sex save Denmark?," describes a campaign that Spies is calling "Do It For Denmark!"

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How Sweet is This? Travelers in Bad Seats Get a 'Chocolate Upgrade' in Copenhagen

Where: Denmark
October 17, 2013 at 9:03 AM | by | Comments (0)

We’ve all had our share of bad seats when traveling, but now there’s one way to make it a little bit better. Best of all it won’t cost you any money, and the way it works is delicious.

Chocolatier Anthon Berg has teamed up with SeatGuru to create something known as the “Generous Upgrader.” It won’t bump your seat up to first class, but it will give you the next best thing—free chocolate!

Passengers scan their boarding pass at the pink kiosk, which then references the SeatGuru database and "grades" your seat. Good ones are rewarded with a little bit of chocolate, bad seats get a little more, and the truly awful seats get quite a bit of chocolate—including neck pillows and eye masks from Anthon Berg.

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Catch a Performance of 'Hamlet' in the Real-Life Scandinavian Castle Setting

September 18, 2013 at 12:56 PM | by | Comments (0)

Although castles sometimes fall victim to the "if you've seen one you've seen them all" mentality, here's one that certainly stands out from the crowd, one you've probably heard about even if you've never been to Denmark: Kronborg Castle, aka Elsinore, aka Hamlet's Caste.

Kronborg served as the setting for Shakespeare's Hamlet, and today you can see a performance of the play within the castle walls. Not many North American travelers know about this unique novelty, but it's actually not a new endeavor: The play was put on inside Kronborg for the first time in 1816 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.

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A Pop-Up Restaurant Checks In at Copenhagen Airport

August 20, 2013 at 11:36 AM | by | Comments (0)

If you’re fly to—or through—the airport over in Copenhagen within the next month or so, you might just want to build in some extra time for a nice airport meal. This isn’t just a slice of Sbarro either, as this is probably one of the best airport restaurants around. Just remember to act quickly, as this Michelin-level spot is one of those pop-up options.

CPH Nordic Dining and its open kitchen will feature offerings from three of the country’s best chefs. Thomas Rode will be bringing techniques from his place—Kong Hans Kælder—and David Johansen from Kokkeriet will also be making some airport appearances. Last but not least is Mikkel Marschall who will also make up part of this tasty triumvirate of airport chefs.

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Copenhagen's Airport Brings Danish Design to Departures

May 16, 2013 at 11:10 AM | by | Comments (0)

It’s not quite an IKEA in the middle of the airport, but one pop-up shop over in Denmark is bringing a little Scandinavian style to the terminal.

Danish designers have set up an area to display their goodies, as the new shop is doing its thing at Nytorv next to Tax Free (New Square). Things kicked off on May 8, and it sounds like you have a couple weeks to enjoy the offerings from different artists and manufacturers.

There will be an on-site jeweler doing her thing, as well as those putting together some bicycles with a little more style than usual. Woven cane chairs will be assembled right in the middle of all the airport action, as airport officials are all about showing off in what they’re calling a “live showroom.”

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A Week in Copenhagen: From One City to the Solar System

June 18, 2012 at 4:27 PM | by | Comments (0)


Inside the Copenhagen Museum

Welcome to København! Often recognized as being one of the most environmentally-friendly cities in Europe with the best quality of life, Copenhagen is no-brainer. Sure it may be a tad expensive, but there's reason after reason for that. This week and last, Lilit Marcus will be sharing the must-hit spots, whether you have three days or over a week.

Read the whole series here

If you want to feel more like a local than a tourist, spending a day on the less crowded south side of Copenhagen is the way to go. Start heading west on Vesterbrogade, and you’ll soon find yourself mingling with the locals...although you still won’t have trouble finding English speakers.

At Vesterbrogade 59 you'll hit the Copenhagen Museum. This institution devotes itself to the history of the city, and since you’ve already spent a few days here you’ll recognize names of common places and famous former residents. The museum itself is fun and even zany at times, an eclectic mix of old paintings, re-created rooms from different time periods, plenty of subtle burns on the Swedes, and art made out of recycled trash.

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A Week in Copenhagen: Taking a Liking to Vikings in Roskilde

June 15, 2012 at 5:08 PM | by | Comments (0)

Welcome to København! Often recognized as being one of the most environmentally-friendly cities in Europe with the best quality of life, Copenhagen is no-brainer. Sure it may be a tad expensive, but there's reason after reason for that. This week, Lilit Marcus will be sharing the must-hit spots, whether you have three days or over a week.

Read the whole series here

Think for a moment, The name Roskilde may already be familiar to you because of the city's most famous event, the annual music festival. But there’s much more to this cool town than one rollicking week every summer. Just a short train ride outside of Copenhagen (you’ll need to buy a regular ticket for zone eight), there are several attractions within a pretty short walking distance of the train station.

Our recommendation for a good overview of Roskilde is to start far away and come back the way you came. This means go along Algade, the main shopping street in town, and then hang a left onto Fredriksborgvej. After about 20 minutes, you’ll encounter a gorgeous fjord with several buildings in front of it. A team of scientists discovered Viking ships in excellent condition at the bottom of this fjord, and the Viking Ship Museum holds the reassembled boats along with all the juicy details on how such an excavation was accomplished, what we know about Vikings and the history of Denmark, and a room where kids (and grownups!) can play dress-up with Viking outfits.

Pick up some “Viking’s Blood,” a strong locally-made mead, at the museum gift shop. Next door, re-created Viking ships go on daily fjord trips so that you can see the magnificent view from other angles; there’s usually one a day during the week, and only in the warmer months, so be sure to take a look online and plan accordingly.

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A Week in Copenhagen: Kicking Back in Christianshavn

June 14, 2012 at 4:23 PM | by | Comments (0)


The view from atop the spire of the Church of Our Savior

Welcome to København! Often recognized as being one of the most environmentally-friendly cities in Europe with the best quality of life, Copenhagen is no-brainer. Sure it may be a tad expensive, but there's reason after reason for that. This week, Lilit Marcus will be sharing the must-hit spots, whether you have three days or over a week.

Read the whole series here

There’s more to Copenhagen than just the center of the city. Get thee to Christianshavn, the cool, Brooklyn-y borough of Copenhagen, for funky shops and cool cafes. This borough used to be its own town, and they still strongly cling to their hippie roots, especially in the town of Christiania...but we’ll get to that later.

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A Week in Copenhagen: My Little Mermaid and Beyond

June 12, 2012 at 5:37 PM | by | Comments (0)

Welcome to København! Often recognized as being one of the most environmentally-friendly cities in Europe with the best quality of life, Copenhagen is no-brainer. Sure it may be a tad expensive, but there's reason after reason for that. This week, Lilit Marcus will be sharing the must-hit spots, whether you have three days or over a week.

Read the whole series here

Although the Little Mermaid statue is probably the most iconic landmark in Copenhagen, she doesn’t quite meet up to the hype. First off, the statue is smaller than you might expect, and it’s practically impossible to wedge yourself in between photo-snapping tourists long enough to get a shot of your own. Luckily, there are some other great sites around Den Villen Havfrue that will more than meet your touristy needs.

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A Week in Copenhagen: Off a Train and Into Tivoli Gardens

June 11, 2012 at 6:07 PM | by | Comment (1)

Welcome to København! Often recognized as being one of the most environmentally-friendly cities in Europe with the best quality of life, Copenhagen is no-brainer. Sure it may be a tad expensive, but there's reason after reason for that. This week, Lilit Marcus will be sharing the must-hit spots, whether you have three days or over a week.

So you've landed at Scandinavia's largest airport, Copenhagen-Kastrup (CPH). The best way to get to town from the airport is via the super quick and reliable 14-minute train to Central Station. From there, you’re close to many of the most famous places and things in the city that feature prominently in any Copenhagen guidebook. Bonus points for having the tourist office located right across the street.

If you’re just crashing in Copenhagen for 24 hours or you want to pack your first day with lots of sightseeing, this is what you're going to want to do:

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Don't Wish You Were Here: Copenhagen's Assistens Cemetery

Where: Nørrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark
July 29, 2011 at 4:43 PM | by | Comments (0)

What do Hans Christian Andersen, Søren Kierkegaard, and Nobel Prize winning scientist Niels Bohr have in common? They've all taken up a final resting place at Copenhagen's Assistens Cemetery, a lush and serene plot of land in the city's Nørrebro neighborhood. Thanatourists among you will, without a doubt, appreciate the cultural significancy of a visit to Assistens, but even those who lack interest in the great beyond will find solace in its green and leafy surroundings.

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To Kronborg or Not to Kronborg? That is the Copenhagen Castle Question.

June 24, 2011 at 12:10 PM | by | Comment (1)



This week, Jaunted contributor Heidi Atwal will guide you through a series of food and shopping-rich travels through Copenhagen, a quaint European city trafficked by many a bike and artsy hipster. Stay tuned for suggestions on where to eat, hang, drink, and what to see in the city.

Provided that I'd recently seen a staging of Hamlet at London's Globe Theater, it's appropriate that my recent jaunt to Copenhagen concluded with a trip to Kronborg Castle, the supposed site of the Bard's famous work.

Located in Helsingør, approximately a 35-minute train ride outside of the city, the castle is quite easy to get to from Copenhagen's central station, though the journey itself doesn't afford particularly pretty scenery. (The seaside is mainly obscured by shrubbery en route.)

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