Sightseeing in Denmark

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Tourism and Culture

Different Forms of Tourism

On the website of the Danish Palaces and Properties Agency you can read about more than 20 Danish palaces, castles and gardens and find their locations.
The Open Air Museum north of Copenhagen is one of the largest and oldest in the world.
You can read more about the Vikings and Danish history on the webpage of the Danish Tourist Board.
Royal Jelling: The Jelling burial mounds and one of the runic stones are striking examples of pagan Nordic culture.
The National museum of Denmark is taking visitors on a journey traversing the cultural history of Denmark.
Roskilde Festival: If you are a music lover than you should visit Denmark during the summer because that's the time of festivals.
Denmark has great natural areas that you can explore and enjoy. They consist of forests, hills, lakes, meadows, swamps etc. See a list of natural areas at the website of the Danish Tourist Board.
Denmark has more than 2400 churches and has even preserved a few monasteries. More information on the website of the Danish Tourist Board.
Denmark is famous for its long and wide beaches with their soft, fine sand. For more information visit the website of the Danish Tourist Board.
The Danish, are world famous when it comes to furniture.
Some of the tops gifts made in Denmark are their wide array of ceramics. The main shopping district in Copenhagen is centered around Stroget, one of the most popular walkways throughout the city. Prices in Denmark are high.
Tourism Organizations
Danish Tourism Board
Cultural Organizations
Danish Ministry of culture

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Individual and Civic Freedoms

Political Freedom
Danish governments most often control a minority of seats in parliament, ruling with the aid of one or more supporting parties. Since 1909, no single party has held a majority of seats, a history that has helped create a tradition of interparty compromise.
Civil Liberty
Freedom of the Press
Freedom of speech and of expression are protected in Section 77 of the constitution, and the government generally respects these rights in practice.
World Ranking of Freedom of the Press According to "Reporters sans Frontières", 2009 report : 1/175
Evolution: 14 places up compared to 2008
For Further Information, Consult Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2009, Reporters Without Borders
Free Access to the Internet
The government does not restrict use of the Internet, which was accessed by 70 percent of the population in 2006.
Freedom of Assembly
Freedom of assembly is stipulated in the Constitution section 79.
Women's Condition
Women enjoy equal rights in Demark and represent half of the Danish labor force.
For Further Information
Freedom House

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Degree of Freedom
Protestants 91%, Catholics 2%, Others 7%.
Role of Religion in Society
Danes are not very religious, with church attendance being generally low. Denmark has the third-highest proportion of atheists and agnostics in the world.

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