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Trelleborg

   

Trelleborg was excavated near Slagelse and dates back to ca. 980. It is the first viking fortress found in Denmark

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Lemon, the

 

The Lemon was a Danish resistance fighter during the German occupation of Denmark. He took part in several assassinations.

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Piggy Bank, the

 

Teaching children the value of money and thrift by giving them a money box can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans

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Free Man

   

The term originated in the Viking Age and is used to describe all men, who have the right to be heard at Tingstedet

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Great War, the

   

The term First World War did not come into usage until the start of the Second World War. Read about the war here

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Oldenburg Dynasty, the

   

From 1448 to 1863, all of the Danish kings were descendants from the House of Oldenburg

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Gyldenkrone, Christian Frederik

 

Christian Frederik Gyldenkrone relocated the manor house at Moesgaar. Today, Moesgaard can be visited along with our guides

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BOPA

 

BOPA was a Danish resistance group in Copenhagen during WW II. The group performed liquidations and sabotage

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Frandsen, Torben Vestergaard

   

Torben Vestergaard Frandsen invented the Lifestraw, a filter that cleans polluted drinking water

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