Activities

EXPERIENCE DENMARK

A Collected exteriential presententation of Danish Business, Culture and Tourism at International events

Foto: Andreas Steindl

Activities

 

The Danish Village

We are pleased to invite you to The Danish Village. Here, you can meet our partners and you get a chance to experience the diverse offerings of Denmark through engaging activities, including ECCO trend shows, Shakespeare performances by Hamlet’s Castle Kronborg, autograph sessions with the Danish equestrian teams, interviews, food tastings, and much more.

In the Danish Village, you can visit Living Home - a real size, modern Danish holiday home that not only gives its visitors a feeling of what holiday in Denmark is like but also represents the best of Danish design and sustainable energy solutions. Among the Danish exhibition stands are also an ECCO pop-up lifestyle store and a static display of three Royal coaches, including the famous golden coach. Did you not book you ticket for the ECCO FEI European Championships 2013 in Herning yet? Don’t worry – you can also do this in the EC 2013 exhibition stand in the Danish Village.

Each day will bring new and exciting experiences in the Danish Village. And everyone is invited to join. We are looking forward to welcoming you.

Date: 23-30 June 2013

 

Partner Country Parade and Show at the Town Hall Square

On Monday 24 June, the city of Aachen welcomes this year’s CHIO partner country Denmark. The festive welcoming programme includes a partner country parade from the show grounds to Aachen city with participation of The Royal Danish Guard Hussar Regiment’s Mounted Squadron, the Aachener City Riders and others.

The parade culminates in a spectacular show in the Town Hall Square where the citizens of Aachen will experience music performances by the Royal Life Guard’s Music Corps, presentation of the Mounted Squadron and its beautiful horses, and performances by DGI Fyn (representing the Danish Gymnastics and Sports Associations).

Following the show, a formal welcome reception hosted by Mayor of Aachen, Marcel Philipp, will take place in the historic Aachen Town Hall.

The official Denmark will be represented by H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary, H.R.H. Princess Benedikte, Danish Minister for Business and Growth, Anette Vilhelmsen, and Ambassador Per Poulsen-Hansen.

Date: 24 June from 5:15 pm

 

Opening Ceremony – “EXPERIENCE DENMARK”

Denmark is turning the official opening ceremony of the CHIO Aachen 2013 into a royal affair.

With participation by the Royal Stables and their famous Golden Carriage, the Danish Guard Hussar Regiment’s Mounted Squadron, the Royal Life Guard’s Miusic Corps and not least H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and H.R.H. Princess Benedikte, the scene is set for a spectacular opening ceremony. Contributing to the grandness of the show will also be representatives from the Funen branch of the Danish Gymnastics and Sports Association, DGI, as well as a number of Danish horse-breeds: The Frederiksborgers, Danish Warmbloods and Knabstrubbers.

In total, around 140 horses and 120 Danish guests will be part of the Opening Ceremony.

Date: 25 June 2013 – 17:00-18:00

 

Special Feature Shows

Throughout the week, there will be various presentations related to Denmark on the Main Arena and the Dressage Stadium respectively.

Date: 26 June – 30 June.

 

Store Decorations in Aachen City

The local stores of Aachen are competing to create the most attractive store window decorations related to this year’s partner country Denmark. More than 80 stores are taking part in the competition this year.

Date: June 2013

Foto: Michael Strauch
Foto: Kathrine Uldbæk
Foto: Andreas Steindl

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