Copenhagen This Summer

Author: , April 30th, 2014

Little Mermaid, Copenhagen, DenmarkCopenhagen is gearing up to host the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest from May 5 – 10, but that’s not the only honor bestowed upon the Danish capital this year. The renowned environmentally friendly city has also been named European Green Capital for 2014 by the European Environment Commission. Here’s why that matters to visitors.

A Greener Eurovision

This year, Copenhagen’s green aspirations will play a major role in its hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest. The city claims that all aspects of the event production will be carried out in an eco-friendly way, from food and beverages provision, to transportation.

The city has constructed new bicycle paths connecting the Eurovision Island (the area surrounding Refshaleoen, an abandoned shipyard) to the city center, making it as easy as possible for visitors to join in with local bicycle culture and choose an eco-friendly (and cheap) mode of transport.

By Karen Gardiner Dion – Shermans Travel | Denmark Gay Travel Resources

Win a Trip to Copenhagen for Eurovision

Author: , March 23rd, 2014

Eurovision 2014This year, Denmark celebrates an important anniversary. Twenty-five years ago, the country held the world’s first same-sex civil union, and, to celebrate, VisitDenmark is holding a special contest to commemorate this historic moment.

For one lucky same-sex couple, there is a marriage ceremony in Copenhagen up for grabs! Also included in the grand prize: admission for two to watch the Eurovision Song Contest.

The contest will run until April 6, 2014. Couples who want to enter the contest can do so by posting or uploading a short video film or photo with the hashtag #ValidateYourLove, and then submitting an entry form here, telling their love story and why they should be the lucky winners of the trip to Denmark.

Authored By Jake Folsom – See the Full Story at Passport Magazine

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