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Archtrove Travels To Denmark – The Danish Way Is The Only Way

Venture outside the main cities of Denmark, and you can see why it is known for having more cows than people, vast luscious green land runs for miles. Situated in the south of Northern Europe, between Sweden and Germany, alongside Sweden and Norway, this country makes up Scandinavia.

It’s true, Denmark doesn’t have the wows of most countries, but its landscape are simply subliminal. Such landscapes are reflected in the Danish design philosophy towards fashion, food, architecture, furniture and art. Simplicity of form and function come first but not at the expense of beauty. And so you’ll find moments of quintessential Danish loveliness on a long sandy beach, in a small alleyway, a Renaissance castle or a cosy candlelight dinner.

It captures global imagination as the epitome of a civilised society, and it punches above its weight on many fronts, urban planning, sustainability, work-life balance, design and architecture. Recent global crushes, freshly exported from Copenhagen, include a city cycling culture, the New Nordic culinary movement, and brilliantly addictive TV drama series.

Denmark, may be home of the Danish pastry and little mermaid but that’s not all, praised for its design and efficiency, Danish architecture is definitely one to watch out for especially, as it has something for everyone. In the Capital, you can find one the oldest amusement parks in the world, the best restaurant in the world and last but not least the little mermaid. Outside the Capital, Denmark hosts the home of Legoland and the Castle upon which Hamlet, the Shakespearean play, was based on.

Danish design is famed all over the world for its simplistic and effective ways. The Architecture reflects this in its historical and modernistic buildings. Due to the limited access to stone in historic times, brick was the material of choice hence similar styles were duplicated across the capital and other cities. Fast forward to modernistic times and this style of functionalism duplicated across the world (Sydney Opera House), and it the country itself.

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