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Dining out in Denmark can be even more fun when you use the language. Most Danes speak English and you'll have no difficulty speaking English in a Danish restaurant, but making the effort to use a few native words will definitely make you stand out and have a more interesting experience. Learn key Danish phrases for dining out.
As featured on the History Channel Series "Vikings", Ragnar Lothbrock or sometimes (Ragnar Lodbrok) is portrayed as a powerful and violent Viking leader. Although the story may actually involve the exploits of more than one person, the broad outline the story is accurate. Learn more here about the Viking invasion of England and this real life "scourge of England and Normandy".
You may also be interested in the story of Ragnar's reputed wife... Lagertha
As featured on the History Channel Series "Vikings", Ivar the Boneless" is portrayed as a violent and possibly psychopathic Viking leader. The truth is that he was without question a skilled military leader. Although there is no indication in the annals that Ivar was a psychopath, he was without doubt, cruel and willing to do whatever was needed to accomplish his goals. Learn more about the real Ivar the Boneless.
Hans Christian Andersen is probably the best known of all Danes. He wrote plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, but he is best remembered for his fairy tales.
Andersen was born to humble beginnings in Odense, Denmark and first rose to public notice in the late 1820's. Two of his stories; "The Little Mermaid" and "The Snow Queen (Frozen)" have been the basis of Walt Disney Animated Movies.
We're pulling out all the stops with a brand new selection of traditional Danish recipes.
See our guides to doing business in Denmark and avoid cultural miscues. Danish business has its own rules and standard practices.