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la Cour, Poul

 

Poul la Cour was a Danish inventor and trailblazer in the development of local windmills

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Gothic

 

The word "gothic" refers to many different things: it is both a style, language, font and literature-genre

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Hellesen, Wilhelm

 

The Danish amateur inventor Wilhelm Hellesen invented one of the first dry cell batteries

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Danish Westindies, the

 

The Danish West Indies - three small islands in the Caribbean Sea - was a Danish colony from 1672 to 1917

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Half-timbering

 

Half-timbered houses have walls constructed of timber with the spaces filled with brick, granite boulders, plaster or wattle-and-daub

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Bastion

 

The word "bastion" refers the angular protruding parts of a fortress

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Drawbridge

 

A drawbridge is a bridge that can be raised and lowered. It is often found at the entrance to a fortress.

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Lehmann, Orla

   

Orla Lehmann was a Danish politician and an opponent of the Danish monarchy. He was a frontline figure in the Eider Policy

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The Golden Horns of Gallehus

   

The Golden Horns were found near Møgeltønder in 1639 and 1734. The originals were stolen and remelted. Today, copies are exhibited

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