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Celebrating Danish culture

A prominent European cultural event is set to attract big crowds of people to the Danish capital of Copenhagen.


On Friday, October 14, Copenhagen will stage its annual; ‘Kulturnatten’ or Night of Culture; a city-wide event which has grown rapidly in stature since it was first held in 1993.

This year, Copenhagen will remain open throughout the night, with as many as 100,000 people expected to visit the city and attend hundreds of cultural events.

From 6pm until at least midnight, museums, libraries, educational establishments, theatres, musical venues, churches and  art and culture  organisations will open their doors to the public.

Overall, more than 700 events will be held across the city during the night.


Copenhagen’s streets will buzz with crowds of people, while shops and key buildings such as the city hall are usually ablaze with light for the Night of Culture.

Cultural diversity on show

Denmark is one of our favourite destinations and we’ve been fortunate to attend a Kulturnatten and stand amazed at the scope of Copenhagen’s cultural versatility.

The  Night of Culture draws big crowds of people to Copenhagen’s historic city centre, where they soak up the excitement and atmosphere of a wonderful night.



How to take part in Night of Culture

If you are lucky enough to be in the neighbourhood and want to experience the cultural event, the ideal way is to obtain a Culture Pass. See how this can be done.

The passes also allow free transport on regional trains, boats, S trains, Metro and buses throughout the  Copenhagen region between 5 pm and 5 am.

Copenhagen’s annual Night of Culture will be held on Friday, October 14.

About Ian Roberts (255 Articles)
Ian Roberts is a veteran Australian journalist, PR man and writer/reviewer on accommodation and travel. Over many decades, Ian has travelled widely reporting and recording his experiences. His newsy columns - including Memorable Destination - have gained a big following among people seeking suggestions and objective information about accommodation, travel and destinations world-wide. Along with wife, Sue and her camera, Ian has taken up a particular challenge to help budget conscious seniors 50 and upward with travel and accommodation ideas - including suggestions for holding family reunions. Readers in Ian's home city of Newcastle Australia may also be aware of his travel and accommodation column in a local newspaper.

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