"Seal skin...:-(" Top 5 Page for this destination Copenhagen Local Custom Tip by Sjalen

Copenhagen Local Customs: 128 reviews and 140 photos

If you, like me, love animals, it might be difficult for you in Copenhagen in winter as many women insist on wearing seal skin coats and jackets, gloves and hats. It has of course to do with Denmark's strong links to Greenland, but I find it hard to bear. Having said this, I DO recommend a visit to Greenland House (see shopping tips). Not consequent, I know, but at the same time the Greenlanders have a way of looking at nature that just seem to "suck you in"....You realise that it is natural to these people to worship the animals they kill. Shame many snobbish Danes and tourists doesn't have any interest in that part but just in looking good...

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  • Updated Oct 13, 2005
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