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Visit the Embassy on May 12 and enter to win a trip for two to Copenhagen

5.7.2012  19:36
On May 12, 2012 you can Copenhagenize yourself!
This year, on EU Open House Day, Denmark urges you to jump in the saddle. Come see what the bike hype is all about! Test your own skills on the two-wheeler and learn what it means to be Copenhagen Chic. Or swing by VisitDenmark's photo booth and see how you can share the Danish bike love and enter to win a trip for two to Copenhagen - the Bike Capital of the World.


Mikael Colville-Andersen’s acclaimed photo exhibit ‘Monumental Motion’ will be on display. In this unique photo exhibition, photographer and urban mobility expert Colville-Andersen highlights 50 photographs that define the cycling life in The City of Cyclists.

For over 4 years Colville-Andersen has documented bicycle culture in the Danish capital and, surprisingly, he is the first to do so in Denmark’s 125 years of bicycling history. The result is 50 photographs that tell a story of how the bicycle plays an integral role in Copenhagen life

In addition to learning about Denmark’s love for the bike, you can experience innovation and technology from Danish companies such as Novozymes and Miltek, while letting your inner soccer player out by participating on our Select Sport penalty-kick competition – you might win an official 2012 UEFA European Football Championship ball.

Find out from the Danish Institute for Study Abroad what it’s like to study in Denmark; learn about the Danish EU Presidency; Denmark’s role in NATO and our involvement in Afghanistan alongside the US; get a tour of the Ambassador’s residence, see Danish design and furniture, and get a taste of traditional Danish cheeses from Arla Foods. (last tour of the Residence is at 3.30pm).

The highly acclaimed Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir for Boys and Men — Københavns Drengekor — will perform at the Embassy, so come and get a preview of their Washington concert which takes place at Cathedral of St. Matthew The Apostle on Sunday May 13 7.00 pm. Considered one of the world’s finest choirs of its type, the group has gained an international reputation through its interpretation of the works of the major composers of the renaissance and baroque eras along with 20th century choral music for boys' and men's voices. For their US tour program visit: www.kdk.dk

Younger visitors can be creative with LEGO, and get a face painting. We are also proud to feature the bake sale of the Danish School in Washington – one of the schools most important annual fundraising events.


About EU Open House:
The Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the embassies of the 27 EU Member States to the United States and future EU member Croatia (joining in 2013) will open their doors to the Washington public during the EU Embassies’ Open House Day. This annual event is a highlight of the Washington May calendar and is celebrated during Europe Week, each embassy will open to the public, offering a rare look inside the buildings and providing a unique opportunity to experience the country’s cultural heritage and national traditions.


Additional information:
The Embassy of Denmark will once again invite Washington-area residents and visitors to experience the diversity and richness of Danish culture. From 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (last tour of the Residence starts at 3.30pm), visitors will get a rare behind-the-scenes look at Washington’s first modern embassy.

The Danish Embassy is located at:
3200 Whitehaven Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

There will be bus service from Dupont Circle with stop at the bottom of Whitehaven Street. Go to the EU Open House website http://www.euopenhouse.org/ to see the bus routes and plan your trip.

The Embassy grounds are accessible to wheelchairs. Tours of the Ambassador’s residence involves flights of stairs. Photography is allowed on the Embassy grounds with the exception of the Ambassador’s residence.

 

Press contact:
Pernille Florin Elbech, Senior Advisor Public Diplomacy & Press
Email: perelb@um.dk
Cell: 202 320 0098