National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994

-- Focus on Denmark --


Included in the 210,000 pages of National Geographic Magazine Archive are articles spanning a real wealth of subjects, cultures, nature, science, technology and the environment are all covered, as is content from the world over.

Read on to get a feel for the content written from and about Denmark, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to organise a trial for your institution to enable you to read these papers in full.

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Copenhagen, Wedded to the Sea
National Geographic Magazine, January 01, 1963

The fun-loving but industrious citizens of Copenhagen energize their nation's historic and charming capital.
Denmark and the Danes
National Geographic Magazine, August 01, 1922

Denmark is a largely agricultural land of literacy and teamwork, cheerfulness and progressive social practice, where work is not an end but a means to a good life.
Viking Life in the Storm-Cursed Faeroes Viking Life in the Storm-Cursed Faeroes
National Geographic Magazine, November 01, 1930

Hardy descendants of Scandinavian settlers eke out a living on these North Atlantic islands, isolated by wind and water.
Royal Copenhagen, Capital of a Farming Kingdom: A Fifth of Denmark's Thrifty Population Resides in a Metropolis Famous for Its Porcelains, Its Silver, and Its Lace
National Geographic Magazine, February 01, 1932

Danish farm cooperatives help sustain city dwellers in this harbour town bustling with international commerce and cosmopolitan culture.
On Danish By-Lanes: An American Cycles Through the Quaint City of Lace, the Curiosity Town Where Time Stands Still, and Even Finds a Frontier in the Farming Kingdom
National Geographic Magazine, January 01, 1940

Traveling through Denmark on a $12 bicycle, an American pauses in slow-paced Tonder, on Denmark's Jutland Peninsula, a farming village famous for its lace.
Bornholm—Denmark in a Nutshell
National Geographic Magazine, February 01, 1945

The small island of Bornholm was a miniature version of everything Scandinavian. Then came World War II and occupation by the German army. Mason Sutherland recounts life in this Danish enclave before the war.
2,000 Miles Through Europe's Oldest Kingdom
National Geographic Magazine, February 01, 1949

Although the scars of war remain almost four years after the end of World War II, the Danes have regained their noted good humour and economic prosperity.
The Magic World of Hans Christian Andersen
National Geographic Magazine, December 01, 1979

An extraordinary Dane speaks forever to children and adults alike through fairy tales of darkness and light. Harvey Arden and Danish photographer Sisse Brimberg tell Andersen's own story.

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