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Many think of furniture design and architecture when they think of Danish lifestyle and culture. Yet today, Denmark is perhaps equally famous for food, films and sports. The world's best restaurant "Noma" has introduced a whole new way of cooking with New Nordic Cuisine. Filmmakers such as Lars von Trier and Susanne Bier have won a multitude of international awards, and one of the world's best female tennis players, Caroline Wozniacki, is Danish.
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Architecture

Danish architecture has a long and fine history and world famous architectural buildings can be seen right across the globe. From the iconic Sydney Opera House designed  by Jørn Utzon to the world's best residential house in 2011 designed by Bjarke Ingels for '8 House' in Copenhagen.

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Design

Modern design is part of the Danes’ national identity and daily life. Many Danish products have become archetypes or icons of 20th century design.

Fashion

Fashion

The Danish fashion industry is booming like never before. Successful designers, international fashion fairs and two annual fashion weeks have rightfully put Copenhagen and Denmark on the fashion map of Europe.

Film

Film

At the beginning of the new millennium, Danish cinema is experiencing a boom period of international recognition and national progress.

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Until a few years ago, Danish food was essentially associated with potatoes and bacon, and Danish cuisine was completely unknown outside the country. Not anymore. Over the last decade, the New Nordic Cuisine has revolutionised Danish gastronomy.

Danish Literature

Literature

Danish is a small language with only around 5.6 million speakers. Yet Denmark has a rich literary tradition with authors such as H.C. Andersen, Søren Kierkegaard, Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen) and Peter Høeg, who have all made their mark on world literature.

Music

Music

Experience Danish music and its diversity from variuos aspects. Watch videos and view pics from Danish music festivals, performances and music events.

Sport

Sport

The Danes like sports – as participants, spectators and in front of the television. Almost two million actively participate in sports as members of an association.

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