Hygge is usually inadequately translated as ‘cosiness’. But it is so much more than that. One of the most common questions we come across in Denmark is visitors asking, “what is hygge?” But hygge isn’t just a word; it’s a concept, and as such, there’s really no direct translation. The Danish word ‘hygge’ is...

I am standing on the most dangerous street in Copenhagen and I’ve never felt safer. Istegade, a one kilometre-long street just north of Copenhagen Central Station has long been notorious and continues to be defined by its indelibly rough past. Porn shops, prostitutes and migrants are the words commonly associated with...

It’s been almost three years since the third – and final – series of The Killing (Forbrydelsen) hit the TV screens, but the passing of time has not diminished the world’s interest in Sarah Lund et al. The good news for those who’ve started to exhaust their DVDs is that the characters also live on the printed...

Magnus Meyer has something most of us will never get. The 21-year-old lives in Aarhus, the second-largest city in the happiest country in the world. Out of all the 45 joyous cities that make up Denmark, Aarhus is the happiest of happy, making it onto Reader’s Digest’s top four list. According to the Reader’s Digest...

“It gets so hard, just to be okay/ Sometimes being happy, baby/ Is what I’m most afraid of” Bikini Kill *** Is it really so difficult to smile? Unless you’re in, say, Milan, where the law makes it illegal not to walk around in public grinning like a Cheshire Cat, most of us would certainly rather be beaming than...

Tivoli has unveiled the first images of its new three-in-one tower ride opening in April 2016.  The new Fatamorgana ride is based on the HUSS factory’s Condor 2G. Tivoli’s in-house designers have added on a kiddie ride at the base of Fatamorgana in the shape of mini bumper cars. Older children and adults ascend the...

This summer Hamlet, Ophelia, Claudius, Gertrude, Polonius, and Yorrick the King’s Jester will all take up residence in the palace’s halls and private chambers when Kronborg Castle presents Hamlet Live. When visitors walk into the courtyard of Kronborg Castle, they tumble right into the story. The fate of Hamlet...