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Historie


From the 8th to the 10th century, the Danes were known as Vikings. Together with Norwegians and Swedes, they colonised, raided and traded in all parts of Europe. Viking explorers first discovered Iceland by accident in the 9th century, on the way towards the Faroe Islands and eventually came across "Vinland" (Land of wine) also known today as Newfoundland, in Canada. The Danish Vikings were most active in the British Isles and Western Europe. They temporarily conquered and settled parts of England, Ireland and France where they founded Normandy.
In the early 11th century Canute the Great united Denmark, England and Norway for almost 30 years

In 1397, Denmark entered into the Kalmar Union (1397-1536) with Norway and Sweden, united under Queen Margaret I. The three countries were to be treated as equals in the union. However, even from the start Margaret may not have been so idealistic treating Denmark as the clear "senior" partner of the union. Thus, much of the next 125 years of Scandinavian history revolves around this union, with Sweden breaking off and being re-conquered repeatedly.

After Sweden permanently broke away from the Kalmar Union in 1523, Denmark–Norway (1536-1814) was created. Denmark tried on two occasions to reassert control over Sweden. The first was in the Northern Seven Years War which lasted from 1563 until 1570. The second occasion was the Kalmar War when King Christian IV attacked Sweden in 1611 but failed to accomplish his main objective of forcing Sweden to return to the union with Denmark.

The Danish liberal and national movement gained momentum in the 1830s, and after the European Revolutions of 1848 Denmark peacefully became a constitutional monarchy on 5 June 1849.

I have visited Denmark several times.

The pictures of these trips, are not yet available; i have to digatalize them first.


In september 2013 i have visit Greenland

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i would be pleased to help you.

Things to do and other tips

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This illustrate's my memories of Denmark:

See my "Things to do" pages for more pictures.
These are divided in:

"Greenland"

When i'am visiting a country i like to be prepared;
So i know something about the Country and i can plan the things to visit.
That's why i 'm reading books;looking at travel maps etc.

See my "Things to read" pages for Books/Maps about
Denmark