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Caspar Jørgensen
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Caspar Jørgensen

Something brewing in Denmark

In the 1840s, the people of Copenhagen were presented with a new type of beer, the first best-seller…

Morten Pedersen
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Morten Pedersen

Cement for Copenhagen

When Aalborg Portland bought the lime works near Karlstrup in 1958, few people imagined how much it…

Mette Ladegaard Thøgersen
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Mette Ladegaard Thøgersen

Planned town

The Lindø Shipyard was active in establishing the town of Munkebo. In 1958, the company set up a…

Henning Ringgaard Lauridsen
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Henning Ringgaard Lauridsen

Jens Langkniv and the red-haired vicar's wife

The pits have fuelled people's imaginations for many years. Robbers and highwaymen hid there. …

Keld Dalsgaard Larsen
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Keld Dalsgaard Larsen

The craft lives on

The Gudenåen river still runs through Silkeborg but the old water turbines have been removed and…

Lise Andersen
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Lise Andersen

From monks' mill through industrial mill to nature centre

In 1872, an extension to the grain mill enabled it to grind wood into paper pulp, and two turbines …

Lene Sørensen
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Lene Sørensen

Queen Marie-Antoinette's soft hands

" Marie-Antoinette, the last queen of France before the French Revolution of 1789, is said to…

Peter Bavnshøj
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Peter Bavnshøj

Reventlow reforms farming

Count Johan Ludvig Reventlow was one of the most striking figures during the agricultural reforms…

Palle Birk
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Palle Birk

Raised bog breathes new life into the glassworks

Landowner Danneskiold-Samsøe and his wife Henriette planned Holmegaard Glassworks together, and…

Morten Pedersen
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Morten Pedersen

Salt baked out of seaweed

Danish salt was being harvested from the sea long before industrialisation. Along the north coast…

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