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I've been here several times working with people at Risø forskningscenter. The work consists of "retrospective dosimetry" using a methode called Optically Stimulated Luminescence. If you don't know what it is: Don't worry I wont mension it again. It's just to stop people from asking further ;-).
Historically this town has been quite important. It was the capital in the danish kingdom and a lot of kings, and queens are burried in the cathedral. Ironiclly enough a lot of those regents were also regents over more than just Denmark. Margareta for example reigned over all of Scandinavia untill her death. You'll find a lot of norwegian kings burried here (the danes would like to call them danish)
The town isn't big, and compared to Copenhagen there isn't that much to see. Still worth a visit at least a day.
It was the capital once. The king wanted a more accesible port, so he moved to Copenhagen, and the reformation left the city with even less importance. The biships power crumbled with the importance of the city.
- Pros:Easy to get to, easy to see almost everything
- Cons:Not enough for many days
- In a nutshell:Old town from the viking era
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