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Dominican Monks

   

The Dominicans are a mendicant order of monks. The order was created in 1216 by the Spanish saint Dominic de Guzman

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The advanced dike

 

The Advanced dike was build to prevent flooding in the Tønder marshland in 1979-1981

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Sweyn Forkbeard - King

   

Sweyn Forkbeard (approximately 960-1014) was the son of Harald Bluetooth and king of Denmark, Norway and England

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Stauning, Thorvald

   

Stauning transformed the Social Democratic Party in Denmark and became its first leader of goverment

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Flame, the

 

The Flame was a Danish resistance fighter responsible for multiple assassinations of informers during the German Occupation

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Cavi-Art

   

Vegetable caviar, an invention which is rooted in an unsuccessful biology experiment. A Danish patent product, which is sold widely.

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Great Prayer Day

   

Great Prayer Day (Store Bededag) is a Danish public holiday, falling on the fourth Friday after Easter

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Christiania

   

Next to Tivoli, Christiania is the biggest tourist attraction in Copenhagen

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Brahe, Karen

   

Karen Brahe (1657-1736) was a Funen noblewoman and a great collector of books

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