2013 HC ANDERSEN MARATHON, ODENSE, DENMARK: 4:52:05 (2013-09-22)


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Capital: Copenhagen

Population: 5,59 million

Currency: Danish Krone (DKR)

Famous people from Denmark:

Viggo Mortensen (actor), Vitus Bering (explorer), Nils Boer (physicist), Tycho Brahe (astronomer), Caroline Wozniacki (tennis), Michael Laudrup (soccer), Hans Christian Andersen (author), Karen Blixen (author)

Fun facts about Denmark:

First acknowledged in 1219, the Danish flag remains the oldest state flag in the world still in use by an independent nation.

The UN World Happiness Report has rated Danes as the happiest people on earth two years in a row.

Danes have a special word ”hygge” for that cozy feeling of togetherness. It means relaxing in great company.

Danish pastry is actually called ”wienerbrød” or ”Viennese bread” in Denmark.

The Danish language has no word for ”please”.

LEGO is actually Danish!

50% of Copenhageners commute to work every day on bicycle – come rain come shine.

Copenhagen has more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other city in Scandinavia


Danhostel Odense City is a very convenient place located on the corner of the railway station. If you arrive late in Copenhagen you can still take a night train to Odense and check in at the hostel with a password.