Denmark is famous as the Fairytale country and the birthplace of Lego, but it also offers travelers a rich nightlife, a rural countryside, many music festivals, and ancient forts. You can experience the Literature, Food, Art, or take a virtual tour with volumes of Travel Writing and Photography!

Literature

Number the Stars

Lois Lowry

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It's now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmark are "relocated," Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family. Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen's life.

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Andersen's Fairy Tales

Hans Christian Andersen

Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

A gawky, dreamy boy, Hans Christian Andersen grew up to become a profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionized literature for children. Andersen gave us the now standard versions of some traditional folk tales as well as original stories that have enchanted generations of readers.

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Food

Best of Scandinavian Cooking: Danish, Norwegian and Swedish

Shirley Sarvis

Best of Scandinavian Cooking: Danish, Norwegian and Swedish by Shirley Sarvis

This collection of 100 recipes, each dish the favorite of a Scandinavian cook, spans the range of home cooking-appetizers, soups, omelets, pancakes, meats and pastries. Included are directions for making such tempting dishes as Norwegian Blueberry Omelet, Danish Butter Cake, Swedish Pancakes with Ligonberries-and a section entitled 'A Smorrebrod Sampling, ' devoted to those openfaced Danish sandwiches. Each recipe has been carefully tested with American ingredients and measures.

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Scandinavian Cooking

Beatrice Ojakangas

Scandinavian Cooking by Beatrice Ojakangas

Beatrice Ojakangas brings to life the cuisines and customs of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark, countries that share borders and bounty. Danes lead with smørrebrød (an open-faced sandwich), which may be topped with cheese, green pepper, and sliced fresh strawberries. Beatrice Ojakangas describes her experiences gathering recipes at the tables of friends on her visits to Scandinavia and the beautifully crafted tools and tableware that will help to make the Scandinavian dishes you prepare authentic.

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Art and Music

Triumph of Art at Thorvaldsens Museum: Love in Copenhagen

John Henderson

Triumph of Art at Thorvaldsens Museum: Love in Copenhagen by John Henderson

Thorvaldsens Museum opened in central Copenhagen in 1848. The great Danish sculptor had arranged to donate his own works of art and his collections to the city, provided that the museum be built for the purpose; it would become his tomb. This illustrated book breaks new ground in Danish History of Art, bringing an important and unique Danish work of art to an international audience with the blessing of the Museum.

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In Another Light: Danish Painting in the Nineteenth Century

Patricia Berman

In Another Light: Danish Painting in the Nineteenth Century by Patricia Berman

The extraordinary outburst of artistic energy that occurred in Denmark between 1790 and 1910 has few rivals. Within three generations Danish painters developed a national school that rivaled the artistic centers of France, Germany, and Britain. The range of outstanding works created by the Danish artists includes Classicism, Romanticism, Impressionism, and Symbolism.

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Travel Writing and Photography

Tivoli Gardens

Harry Benson

Tivoli Gardens by Harry Benson

Situated on seventeen acres in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark, Tivoli Gardens is one of the world's most spectacular and popular amusement parks. Comprised of a lush public garden, theme park, food and shopping mecca, and performing arts center, Tivoli has captured the hearts and imaginations of people around the world—during the Christmas season alone, drawing one million visitors to their annual Christmas light shows and performances.

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Cool Restaurants Copenhagen

Christian Datz and Christof Kullman

Cool Restaurants Copenhagen by Datz and Kullman

Danish design is a by-word for cool sophistication the world over. As you might expect, Copenhagen is home to a delectable assortment of hip restaurants. And, whether your dining preference is a cheerful bistro or high-end temple of gastronomy, everything in the surroundings will be sleekly coordinated from the cutlery to the artwork on the walls!

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