Gay Aarhus, Denmark – Passport Magazine

Author: , July 17th, 2017

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Whether it’s a rainbow of revelry during Pride, or a cornucopia of cuisine and culture that has elevated gay Aarhus to international acclaim, a jaunt to Jutland is a must to make your next journey to Denmark complete.

Denmark has long appealed to those who appreciate modern design, timeless fashion, New Nordic cuisine, and hygge, an ubiquitous sense of coziness that seems to permeate Danish culture whether it’s the dark days of winter or a bright summer afternoon on the Jutland peninsula. Most are familiar with Copenhagen’s enticing cultural offerings, but scoop around Denmark’s archipelago to the northwest via rail (or boat, if you want to take a longer, scenic route), and you’ll discover Aarhus, one of Scandinavia’s oldest cities.

Founded during the Viking Age, recently discovered archeological evidence indicates that Aarhus dates back to around 770. Today, the city boasts a population of approximately 300,000, with a youthful vibe due to Aarhus University. Established in 1928, it’s one of the most prestigious public universities in the world, and with a student population nearing 45,000, it certainly tips the scale in terms of the millennial demographic.

While Copenhagen’s older sibling has in the past shied away from the limelight while the country’s capital acquired accolades and Michelin stars, this year marks a dramatic shift for Aarhus. The city was named 2017’s European Capital of Culture. With a hefty investment of € 5,760,000 ($6.2 million), gay Aarhus is in the midst of a dynamic cultural phenomenon, encompassing four MEGA events throughout the year as well as 12 Full Moon events. More than 350 artistic and cultural projects are on the program, overseen by Aarhus 2017 Foundation Chief Executive Rebecca Matthews.

By Matthew Wexler – Full Story at Passport Magazine

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Exploring Lesbian Scandinavia

Author: , December 28th, 2015

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Have you ever fallen for the myths about the Nordic countries? Do we have licorice? Are polar bears walking the streets? Is Norway the capital of Sweden? Is everyone blonde? Do we still wear Viking helmets? Does everyone buy their furniture at IKEA? Are we all very comfortable with public nudity and body hair? No. To all of the above. Except the blonde thing. There are a lot of blondes.

You may think our lesbians are like your lesbians. Well you are probably right. Ultimately the final goal is the same, but there are some things to remember. Instead of getting lost and missing signals in a tourist haze, I – a born and bred Norwegian will guide you through the local labyrinth of lesbian life in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Reykjavik and Helsinki. You can’t Google this shit.

I’ve been dumped, kissed, loved, and judged on these streets, not necessarily in that order. We, spawn of the north, can be perceived as a bit cold, but trust me–under our skin it’s like a delicious sauna. Ice breakers: Hiking, skiing, soccer and Lise Karlsnes.

By Sandrea Olea Jakobsen – Full Story at Curve

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Globetrotter Girls – Colorful Copenhagen

Author: , May 7th, 2015

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Other people might have considered it hugely inconvenient to travel to another country to catch a flight, but when I found a flight deal leaving from Copenhagen that was $200 cheaper than all the other flight from Europe to LA, my first thought was ‘Perfect! Now I’ve finally got an excuse to visit Copenhagen.’

And when I saw that it was only [euro]20 to get there from Berlin, the decision was made: I’d spend a day in Copenhagen en route to the U.S. (I love how cheap it has become to travel around Europe with budget airlines, buses and trains competing for customers).

I didn’t have much on my ‘must see’ list, except for the obligatory photo stop by the Little Mermaid, the brightly painted Nordic houses along the canals and Christiana, the famous autonomous district of the city that is known for its alternative inhabitants and subculture (since it is not allowed for visitors to take photos inside Christiana, I recommend this picture-heavy Buzzfeed article to find out what Christiania is all about).

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls | Denmark Gay Travel Resources

Twenty Four Hours in Copenhagen

Author: , May 7th, 2015

Little Mermaid, Copenhagen, DenmarkIf you’re as old as me, you’ll remember a time when you wouldn’t dream of embarking on a vacation or city break without buying or borrowing the relevant guide book. Whether it was Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, or one of the many other authoritative travel publishers, the reviews and advice that you found in your trusty guidebook influenced where you stayed, where you ate, and what you did at each destination – and for a lot of people, they of course still do.

However, with the internet, the situation has evolved. You can find constantly updated travel advice online, and sites such as TripAdvisor have turned the concept of user-generated reviews into a blood sport.

The location-based technology of smart phones was a further evolution in the distribution and sharing of travel insights. A quick mini-break to Denmark’s capital Copenhagen seemed the perfect opportunity to test out a new travel app that I’d been keen to try – Momondo Places.

By Gareth Johnson – Full Story at Gay Star News | Denmark Gay Travel Resources

Eating Out: Copenhagen

Author: , February 10th, 2015

Little Mermaid, Copenhagen, DenmarkWhen considering Copenhagen’s food scene, your gaze may be blinded by the 17 Michelin stars bestowed on 15 of the world’s most notable restaurants that reside in Denmark’s capital.

noma (Strandgade 93. Tel: +45-3296-3297. www.noma.dk), Chef Rene Redzepi’s epic riff on Scandinavian cuisine as tasted through a palette of foraged and decomposing plates of this and that, will set you back nearly $500 per person (including wine pairings). For self-proclaimed foodies it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but for those who have set their vacation budget below stratospheric levels, you can still amply celebrate the ever-changing bounty of Nordic cuisine.

Recounting the Danish dining experience is challenging in that it is often based on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Items you’ll find on midsummer menus (strawberries and asparagus) will vary greatly compared to what you might see in fall or winter (Danish cheeses, root vegetables). Don’t worry, the innovation and transformation transcends the waning and waxing of the moon. Redzepi, along with other gastronomic leaders throughout Copenhagen, are an inspiration to a new generation of innovative chefs who are establishing their own bragging rights. There are also a number of can’t-miss classics that will lure anyone with a palette for perfection.

By Matthew Wexler – Full Story at Passport Magazine | Denmark Gay Travel Resources

Copenhagen Like a Local

Author: , January 31st, 2015

Lasse Skole HansenI’ve lived here since… November 2005.

I’ve stayed because… Copenhagen is a capital city that feels like a town, so you get the perks of being in a big city but none of the traffic, noise and hassle – you can ride your bike literally everywhere, all year round. Copenhagen is by far one of the most liveable places that I know of in the world.

My favourite queer bar has to be… Masken, for kicking off the night with drinks, then on to Cosy Bar for the first dance and finally Never Mind, for dancing until my feet ache. If I had to pick one of the above, Never Mind takes the crown, for its DJ perching on an actual pulpit.

Here in Copenhagen, we always look forward to… Spring. In Copenhagen we have really long and dark winters, so as soon as springtime arrives everyone flocks to the parks and cafes in their shorts even though it’s still technically freezing – this has always been such an endearing habit that Copenhageners have.

By Jamie Tabberer – Full Story at Gay Star News | Denmark Gay Travel Resources

Living Like a Dane in Copenhagen

Author: , October 10th, 2014

Little Mermaid Copenhagen DenmarkGay Pride is a huge deal in Copenhagen. Denmark was the first country in the world to legally recognize same-sex unions, and this year the city by the sea was still buzzing from its Eurovision high a few weeks earlier. Conchita Wurst won the coveted competition on Danish soil, a testament to the open arms and open minds of the nation.

When locals and visitors alike aren’t gathering in the city center to celebrate Gay Pride in August, the city is proudly home to a number of gay bars and gay-friendly businesses. It doesn’t matter where you go in Copenhagen, you’re sure to be welcomed like family. Here are some extra tips for living like a local in Copenhagen.

1. Ride the city-wide cycle paths

Cyclists own the streets of Copenhagen. Expect to hear the upcoming ‘ding-aling’ of Danes racing past on their morning errands – but be far from intimidated! Find a GoBike stand at Koebenhavn station and join the welcoming locals on the speedway – it’s the best (and most fun!) way to see all the city has to offer.

By Dan Beeson – Full Story at Gay Star News | Denmark Gay Travel Resources

What You Can Do With $10, $50 or $100 in Copenhagen

Author: , July 7th, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 5.45.42 PMFounded by Bishop Absalon in 1160, Denmark’s capital has grown over the centuries into one of the northern Europe’s most charming cities. Packed with historical photo opps like Amalienborg Palace and Tivoli Gardens amusement park as well as feasts for the eyes and palette, Copenhagen can satiate travelers of all varieties. Of course, it’s also got a reputation as one of Europe’s most expensive destinations — but just because you have your eye on the good things in life doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank. Here’s how to experience the best of Copenhagen on any budget.

$10: Eat Like a Dane

You can’t go to Copenhagen and not delve into some of the region’s most iconic dishes, which include smorrebrod (open-faced sandwiches), handmade pastries, and flavorful sausages. If you’re short on time, Torvehallerne is the city’s largest food market and offers 60 different stalls of fresh ingredients and prepared foods. Divide and conquer and you and your travel companions can create a personalized “Best Of” Copenhagen feast.

For fast food, Danes love their hot dogs. Dop has numerous stands around the city, where you can get an organic sausage topped with remoulade and served with a side of mash and roasted beets for $6.25. For dessert, scope out one of the local bakeries such as Lagkagehuset (multiple locations), where you can sample freshly baked goods such as the snail-shaped tryksnegl ($3.30) and other assorted sweet treats.

By Matthew Wexler – Full Story at Shermans Travel | Denmark Gay Travel Resources

Gay Travel Sweepstakes: Out Traveler Giving Away Nine Day Trip to Europe

Author: , May 17th, 2014

Out Traveler Contest

The Out Traveler is giving away a nine day trip for two to Europe – all you have to do us post a 15 second video telling them why you would be a good ambassador:

If you’ve dreamed about exploring Europe’s most gorgeous destinations, have we got the opportunity for you. Our sister site Out Traveler teamed with Gay Europe, Inside & Out, a collaboration of LGBT-friendly destinations, to offer up the Out Traveler Ambassador Contest. The winner of the contest will get a nine-day June trip for two, including airfare and hotel stays, that will take he or she, along with a friend, to Antwerp, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Germany.

Enter by May 18th!

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Win a Nine Day Trip to Europe From Out Traveler

Author: , May 4th, 2014

GermanyOut Traveler, has partnered with Gay Europe, Inside & OUT, a collaboration of gay-friendly destinations redefining gay travel to Europe, for The Out Traveler Ambassador Contest Presented by Gay Europe, Inside & OUT. The contest will run from May 12 to May 18

One lucky reader will win a nine-day trip for two, including airfare and hotel accommodations, to several European destinations. The winner and their guest will also share $1,000. The Out Traveler Ambassador and one lucky friend will travel to Antwerp, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Germany and document their experiences via video, photos, and a daily journal, all of which will then appear on OutTraveler.com upon their return.

To enter The Out Traveler Ambassador Contest Presented by Gay Europe, Inside & OUT, readers must follow Out Traveler on Instagram (@OUTTRAVELER). All entrants will then upload a 15-second video explain why he or she should be The Out Traveler Ambassador and include the hashtag #GayEurope in the post. The Out Traveler editorial team will then select finalists, who will then be interviewed by Gay Europe, Inside & OUT, at which point The Out Traveler Ambassador will be decided.

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