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Visit Denmark in St Katharine Docks – until 12 August 2012

Visit Denmark in St Katharine Docks – until 12 August 2012

Until 12th August, discover the Danish spirit at St Katharine Docks.

Today, 6th August the Vikings themselves arrive in a real Viking ship sailed in from Denmark and the saga of the Viking hero Beowulf is re-enacted.

Each day from 11am until 11pm, enjoy lots of fun activities for all ages and watch the Olympics on the big screen in the Danish village area outside the Dickens Inn pub, where you can admire the world’s tallest lego turbine standing outside.

The Olympic lego theme continues with a miniature version of the entire stadium and models – by lego creator, Warren Elsmore:

Handball is Denmark’s favourite national sport, so if Denmark are playing you can be sure it’ll be showing on the big screen. Best find a good spot to watch though, as the Danes are the second tallest nation after the Dutch in the world.

Watching handball at Visit Denmark - Photo by @Gramus

Watching handball at Visit Denmark - Photo by @Gramus

 

The handball theme runs strong and you can test out your skills to see how fast you can throw the ball into the goal.

Danish food and drink are on offer including free hotdogs – which we didn’t try but were told are the best in the world. Or pop into the Dickens Inn for more food and drink options (plastic cups available to take outside).

Lots more events are scheduled, including daily activities, competitions, performing arts and exhibitions.

There’s even a pink pig wandering around, who looks a handful for his photographer but the children absolutely love him and the feeling’s mutual – we kept spotting him running off to greet them and once they’d hugged him they wouldn’t let him go.

Pink pig at Visit Denmark in St Katharine Docks

Pink pig at Visit Denmark in St Katharine Docks

 

For detailed listings of all events and times, please visit www.visitdenmark.com/en-gb/denmark/culture/imagine-denmark.

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