Leave it to the Danes to invent hygge. It’s basically the national emoticon: a feeling of community, closeness, camaraderie and contentment all wrapped up in one ergonomically designed package.
Of course it’s easy to be content when your country consistently tops liveability rankings, produces addictive crime dramas and is full of green fields, forget-me-nots and windmills. Yep, Denmark just seems to work. Design is minimal, politics is open, pedestrians and cyclists rule the streets and locals walk around looking tall and unfairly attractive. Come for the old-world charm, stay for the new-world outlook.
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Denmark at a glance
Copenhagen (1.2 million)
Type C (European 2-pin) Type K (Danish 3-pin)