Golden Days: Søren Kierkegaard

This year's Golden Days festival is dedicated to Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), the Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author who is widely considered the first existentialist philosopher.

The theme of this large historical festival, which has been celebrated annually in Copenhagen since 1994, always covers a period of the city's history.

This year the festival traces the footsteps of Kierkegaard, on the 200th anniversary of his birth, with a series of exhibitions, walks, concerts and theatrical events in more than 70 cultural institutions throughout the capital.

Although long regarded in an international context, Kierkegaard was very much a home-bird; he was born, lived and died in Copenhagen and rarely left his native city.

See website for full programme,