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Denmark: Princess Benedikte’s dresses go on display at the Amalienborg Museum

NordenBladet – A special exhibition of Princess Benedikte of Denmark’s dresses is now on display at the Amalienborg Museum to coincide with her birthday. ‘Princess Dresses’ opened on 4 July and consists of 21 dresses that Danish designer Jørgen Bender

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Norway: Crown Prince Haakon opened Oslo’s new public library

NordenBladet – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway opened Oslo’s newest and largest public library on Thursday. The day of the opening was not random as Crown Prince Haakon opened the library exactly 87 years after his great-grandfather

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Norway: Crown Princess Mette-Marit reveals her new hobby + PHOTOS!

NordenBladet – Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway has revealed some new hobbies she’s taken up since the coronavirus pandemic took hold. The Norwegian Crown Princess did so in two posts on her Instagram. On Sunday, the Crown Princess revealed her

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Thirteen nominees for the 2020 Nordic Council Literature Prize

NordenBladet – Thirteen Nordic novels, short stories, and poetry collections have been nominated for the 2020 Nordic Council Literature Prize. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony for the Nordic Council prizes in Reykjavik this autumn. The following

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Estonia: Fairytale exhibition ‘Once Upon a Time’ at Estonian National Museum GALLERY+VIDEOS!

NordenBladet – Yesterday, on 8th February, ERM opened a new exhibition. Hundreds of fairy tales, dozens of magical objects and numerous strange encounters – the Estonian National Museum exhibition ‘Once Upon a Time…’ takes visitors on a journey through a

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Scandinavian history and culture: WHAT were gender roles like during Viking times? What happens when a Viking dies?

NordenBladet – What were gender roles like during Viking times? A Norwegian archaeologist Marianne Moen thinks we often misinterpret the past based on our current cultural assumptions. Men and women had more similarities than differences, she says. Moen studied the

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Swedish history and culture: The Vasa Museum (Vasamuseet) + GALLERY!

NordenBladet – The Vasa Museum (Swedish: Vasamuseet) is a maritime museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Located on the island of Djurgården, the museum displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged, the 64-gun warship Vasa

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Stockholm´s museums: The Viking Museum – tourist info, guides, pictures

NordenBladet  – For those, who are interested in Norse mythology and wish to experience the Viking age, I recommend to visit The Viking Museum in Djurgårdsvägen 48, 115 21 Stockholm. In the exhibition, several guided tours are held daily in

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Stockholm´s museums: The Medieval Museum – tourist info, guides, pictures and videos (FREE ADMISSION!)

NordenBladet – The Medieval Museum is situated on the Helgeandsholmen island between the Royal Palace and the Opera. Entrance under Stockholm’s oldest stone bridge Norrbro.  The exhibits tell of Stockholm’s emergence and the town’s development in the Middle Ages. The

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Iceland: Gyða Valtýsdóttir won the Nordic Council Music Prize 2019

NordenBladet – Icelandic performer and multi-instrumentalist Gyða Valtýsdóttir (also known as Kría Brekkan) was awarded the 2019 Nordic Council Music Award at a formal ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, last night. She was awarded the prize for her distinctive vocals, instrumental

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Explore Estonian Culture

NordenBladet – Estonia has a rich cultural heritage of folk song and dance, colourful handicrafts, wooden saunas and rustic food. Experience the traditional and modern sides of Estonian culture first hand at these markets, workshops, museums and festivals. Historical traditions

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Welcome to the Estonian Song and Dance Celebration 2019!

NordenBladet – In 2019 Estonia will festively celebrate the 150th anniversary of the song celebration – the first song celebration was held in Estonia in 1869. This summer the song celebration will take place for the 27th time and dance

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PROGRAM: Medieval Days in Tallinn’s Old Town

NordenBladt – The Medieval Days are one of the most important annual events of the Estonian Folk Art and Craft Union* since the year 2000. The Medieval Days take place in Tallinn’s Old Town every year on the first full

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