Five things to look forward to in Denmark in 2023

Published 22-12-2022

A new exhibition on Denmark’s contribution to world architecture, 25th anniversary of Storebæltsbroen and a world cup tournament co-hosted by three Nordic countries. These are just some of the things to look forward to in Denmark in 2023. More details below.

24 March: Permanent exhibition opens on Danish architecture through history

In 2023, the Danish Architecture Center’s first permanent exhibition on Danish architecture will open. The exhibition will unfold the history of Danish architecture from the Viking Age to the present day and gives the visitor the opportunity to travel into the architecture and understand how vital it is for our democratic society. It coincides with Copenhagen being the World Capital of Architecture in 2023.

More info
Made in Denmark - DAC

Photo: Dansk Arkitektur Center/Rasmus Hjortshoj
Photo: Dansk Arkitektur Center/Rasmus Hjortshoj

10 June: Storebæltsbroen’s 25 anniversary

In June 2023, Storebæltsbroen, one of the world’s longest suspension bridges can celebrate its 25th anniversary. One of the celebrations will be a half marathon where 10,000 runners will be running across the bridge. This kind of half-marathon was first held in 1998.

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Storebælt facts and history

Photo: Sund&Bælt/Jens Nørgaard Larsen

2-6 July: International Union of Architects (UIA) World Congress

The International Union of Architects World Congress aims to make architecture a central tool in achieving the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Architects from around the world will be visiting Copenhagen to attend the World Congress of Architects. The invited key note speakers include leading global voices
from the worlds of architecture, politics, sciences and business.

More info:
UIA World Congress of Architects – CPH 2023

Photo: World Capital of Architecture 2023

23 November: Noma celebrates its 20th anniversary

In November 2023, the Michelin-starred restaurant Noma can celebrate the 20-year anniversary of its opening. In 2021 the restaurant was awarded three Michelin stars, and is widely considered one of the world’s most influential restaurants and it’s had a long-lasting impact on the very diverse food scene that still flourishes in Copenhagen and more widely across Denmark.

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Copenhagen and the noma legacy

30 Nov – 17 Dec: Handball  - IHF Women’s World Championships 2023

The 2023 IHF World Women’s Handball Championships will be the 26th edition of the championship. It will be jointly hosted by Denmark, Sweden and Norway. The event is planned to take place in six cities across the three countries.

More info:
2023 IHF World Championship

Photo: Dansk Håndbold Forbund ©Lars Moeller


Peter Krause
S:Head of Office, IPC