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7 Fascinating Facts You Never Knew About Denmark

Think you’re familiar with Denmark? Think again. This beautiful country is one of those places that captures your heart after just a couple of hours. It’s a spot that has a little bit of something for everyone, from great food and nightlife to friendly locals and culture. As if you needed any more excuses to visit, here’s some must-know facts about Denmark.

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1. Denmark Has 444 Islands, But Only 76 of Them Are Inhabited

This means that there it’s super easy for you to escape on an island getaway! Some of most popular island retreats are the islands of Ærø, Rømø, Bornholm, and Læsø.

2. More Than 50% of Copenhageners Cycle to And From Work Every Day

Copenhageners cycle an average of 3km every day; this adds up to people cycling 35 times around the world every day in Copenhagen! No wonder it’s one of the top bicycle-friendly cities in the world.

3. Danish Pastry Actually Comes From Vienna…

In the 1840s, some Austrian bakers settled themselves in Denmark and brought the beloved Danish pastry with. That’s why this popular treat is actually called “wienerbrød” or “Viennese bread” in Denmark.

4. The Danish Language Has No Word For “Please”

Don’t think Danes are rude if they forget to say please! They’re just not used to using it in a sentence, as there’s no direct translation for “please” in Danish.

5. Denmark is One Of The Happiest Countries in The World

Denmark always comes out top of the list of the UN World Happiness Report. Maybe it’s their incredible food, or beautiful scenery?

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6. LEGO® Is a Danish Invention

You know the world-famous LEGO® brick? It was actually invented by Danish Ole Kirk Christiansen in the town of Billund in 1949. You can visit LEGOLAND here. P.S. Did you know that the LEGO name itself is actually an abbreviation of “Leg godt” which means to play well?

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7. There’s a Special World For That ‘Cosy’ Feeling: Hygge

You’ll feel hygge everywhere you go in Denmark. It’s all about about cosy social gatherings and intimate get-togethers with family and friends; the feeling of wellbeing and warm atmospheres.

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Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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