With the third and final series of The Killing set to hit screens this weekend, all things Denmark are well and truly back. The first and second episode air on the evening of Saturday, 17 November on BBC Four, and are expected to draw hundreds of thousands of viewers. Therefore in honour of this joyous occasion, we have put together a blog on why you must visit Denmark!
'Forbrydelsen', translated to 'The Killing' in English, is the Danish series is based around Detective Inspector Sarah Lund (Sofie Gråbøl) and her team, set in Copenhagen. Each series follows a different case, every one full of surprises, twists, and dark characters and political themes. The first two series were a huge success, bringing Copenhagen and everything Danish in to the limelight globally. From Sarah's iconic woolly jumpers to landscapes ranging from dusky, desolate forests to the grandeur and style of the capital, Copenhagen is bang on trend.
Locations in Copenhagen used in the series' can easily be spotted on foot (or bike - as this is how Danes prefer to get around). Copenhagen City Hall is located centrally in City Hall Square, and features in the series as the office of Troels Hartmann. The incredibly grand 'Folketinget' is the parliament in Denmark, found in Christiansborg Palace on the island of Slotsholmen, also in central Copenhagen. The interior was used a lot in The Killing thanks to its political storyline. Whilst the domes and spirals of elegant 18th century mansions and renaissance castles such as Amalienborg Palace, Rosenborg and the Round Tower do all make for a beautiful cityscape, there is plenty of modern architecture and contemporary design too. Copenhagen's restaurants, bars, and nightlife can't go without mention either - Noma is indeed considered the world's 'best' restaurant. The harbour area around Nyhavn has many stylish bars which open late, and are within walking distance of big clubs.
Your Danish escapade
We would love to put together the perfect Copenhagen city break for you, from charming hotels, fantastic restaurant suggestions to excellent shopping opportunities and nightlife. Copenhagen is also an ideal spot for Christmas market shopping in the truly magical Tivoli Gardens.
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