1000 Years of Danish History in One Hour: The Queen’s Tapestries

The Christiansborg Palace
Join us on a guided tour of The Great Hall at the Royal Reception Rooms at Christiansborg Palace — the part of the palace where many of the Queen's official functions is executed. The walls of the Great Hall is decorated with 11 tapestries by the Danish artist Bjørn Nørgaard woven at Les Manufactures Nationales de Gobelins et de Beauvais in Paris. The tapestries depict a thousand years of Danish history – from the Viking Age, the Middle Ages, the Reformation, the Absolute Monarchy, the constitution of 1849, World War II to the Present day. In focus is the Danish kings and the political, religious and cultural events they influenced or were influenced by. The tapestries were a gift for Queen Margrethe II on her 50th birthday in 1990. It took 10 years to create the series. On her 60th birthday Her Majesty received the gift and donated the tapestries to the Danish nation.

Date/Time: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 9:00am-10:00am
Meeting point: Christiansborg Palace, The Statue of Frederik the 7th (Man on horseback with helmet)
Price: US $27
Capacity: 25
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Guided Walking Tour of the Historic City Center with Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen
The guided walking tour of the historic city center includes all the important sights of the city that can be comfortably covered by foot in the one hour-and-half duration. Your guide will be none other than Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark's famous 19th-century poet and fairy tale writer (see photo below - that's me in the top hat) so you will also hear something about his life and work. We will go into buildings that are open, such as the City Hall Building and the Our Lady's Cathedral. Along the way I will talk about the history and culture of Copenhagen and Denmark, and about the Danes as a people: their core values and what it is that makes them particularly 'Danish'. Among the topics I will be discussing will be religion, education, government, the justice system, the treatment of children and the elderly, the healthcare system, the position of women, income equality, gender equality, social trust, social cohesion and why the Danes are routinely found to be among the happiest and most contented of people in international comparative surveys. I will talk about what products Denmark produces, and will also mention some historic elements such as the colorful Viking Period and the Royal Family. Where the tour ends (The Round Tower and Trinity Church) there is convenient access to the main walking street, to where the harbor and canal tours depart, the major museums and traditional Danish lunch restaurants as well as the Food Court with is a glass enclosed mall with Danish and international gourmet foods.

Date/Time: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 9:30am-11:00am
Meeting point: The steps in front of the City Hall
Price: US $22
Capacity: 35
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Walking Tour throughout Copenhagen: Copenhagen History and Sights

Copenhagen Statue
We will give you information about the City of Copenhagen and the country of Denmark - telling you about the change in politics, industrial development and how Denmark went from being a farming country to becoming today's modern Danish State and society.

It is also the story of how Denmark, once a major Northern European power, became a midget in size - from more than a million square kilometers to 43.000 square kilometers not counting the present union with Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

Date/Time: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 9:30am-12:00pm
Meeting point: The front of Copenhagen City hall
Price: US $14
Capacity: 25
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CBS Campus Art Tour

CBS Art Club
CBS has an extensive and interesting collection of modern and contemporary Danish art that includes sculptures and paintings by Per Kirkeby, Nina Sten-Knudsen, Jens Birkemose, Michael Kvium, Peter Bonnén, Claus Carstensen, Erik A. Frandsen, Hein Heinsen, Steffen Jørgensen, Mogens Magnussen, Anders Moseholm, Ole Sporring, Niels Strøbek and many more. CBS Art Club, which is an association of CBS employees, offers a tour of the highlights of the CBS collection in less visited 'corners' of CBS. The tour will take you to the two largest CBS campus sites, Solbjerg Plads and Dalgas Have, with a detour to Kilen (the Wedge) to see one of the latest acquisitions.

CBS Art Club's board members – CBS employees - will be in charge of the tours and they will, to the best of their ability, talk about works and artists and also provide a few anecdotes related to the collection. Each tour lasts around 2 hours.

Date/Time: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 11:00am-12:45pm
Meeting point: Solbjerg Information Desk (in front of the CBS Library)
Price: US $5
Capacity: Two tours - 12 people each
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Corporate Visit: A.P. Møller Mærsk

A.P. Møller Mærsk Logo From Farmers to Hunters: Transforming the Maersk Culture, Talent and Leadership Development Strategies

Our vision at Maersk is to become the global integrator of container logistics – connecting and simplifying our customers end-to-end supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, Maersk operates in 130 countries and employs approximately 70,000 people. Achieving the vision to radically transform the Maersk business from a collection of mostly independent business units with a focus on cost control and efficiencies and a reliance on revenues from the shipping side of the business to a fully integrated end to end global supply chain powerhouse requires a significant shift in the Maersk organizational culture, talent and leadership development strategies. In this 2.5 hours visit to the Maersk Head Office you will visit Arcade House to learn more about the history and evolution of the Maersk business and founding families, hear about the Maersk Vision and Business Strategy with a special focus on the transformation underway in the Maersk organizational culture, talent and leadership development strategy. We will also schedule time for Q&A.

Date/Time: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 9:30am-12:00pm
Meeting point: Esplanaden 50, 1098 Copenhagen K
Price: US $10
Capacity: 35
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Corporate Tour: Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk Logo Living Sustainability – The Novo Nordisk Way

Behind the Novo Nordisk we know today lies an exciting story that goes back more than 90 years. It began with the two small Danish companies Nordisk Insulinlaboratorium and Novo Terapeutisk Laboratorium founded in 1923 and 1925, respectively. The two companies started the production of the revolutionary new drug insulin that had just been discovered by two Canadian scientists.

At Novo Nordisk, we believe that a healthy environment, society and economy are fundamental to long-term business success. Our business is built on the conviction that the formula for lasting success is to stay focused, think long-term and do business in a financially, socially and environmentally responsible way.

Join the conversations on how Novo Nordisk is working to be a sustainable business and the roles of innovative research and globalization as we visit their headquarters.

Date/Time: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 10:00am-11:30am
Meeting point: 9.30 am at CBS Solbjerg Information Desk (in front of the Library). Leaving by bus.
Price: US $12
Capacity: 45
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Travel Discounts and Free Mobile Apps

If you would like to explore Copenhagen on your own, then mobile applications could be an option. The following links are applications recommended by Visit Copenhagen, they are free to download and an easy way to learn more about Danish history and architecture.

  • Danish Architecture Centre - Experience Copenhagen with DAC in your pocket. The DAC app tells the best stories behind the city's architecture - from the small street corners to the big buildings.
  • Click A Story - Explore Copenhagen on your own pace with a free walking tour.