Little mermaid in Copenhagen
Denmark (Danmark) offers a variety of places to visit, but all are infused with that special Danish charm. Whether you are looking for vibrant city life, lovely beaches, lush forests or beautiful countryside, it is all yours to discover with your Eurail pass for Denmark. Get on board and discover all of the magic and mystery Denmark has to offer.
Colorful, cultural capital
Copenhagen (København) is one of Europe's oldest capitals and features dozens of museums and shops, charming canals, colorful row houses, lush parks and tranquil lakes. Its nearly two million inhabitants have created a melting pot of culture that makes this city unlike any other in the world. Don’t miss the exciting Tivoli Gardens amusement park, and be sure to stroll the Strøget, the longest pedestrian street in Europe.
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Copenhagen Central Station (København H) is directly across from Tivoli Gardens.
The isle of imagination
The quaint island of Funen (Fyn) is the birthplace of storyteller Hans Christian Anderson. After walking in his footsteps and learning about the life and works of the world’s most beloved author, take time to explore the island. Among the renaissance architecture (such as the remarkable Egeskov Castle), more than 120 castles and manor houses and unique museums, you’ll find a heart rich with tradition and honor.
To reach Egeskov Castle, take the train to station Kværndrup st, and then take the bus directly to the castle grounds. The bus ride is only about 10 minutes.
A step between two worlds
The main ‘peninsula’ connecting Denmark to Germany offers a wide variety of sights and styles. The northernmost tip (Grenen) allows you to – literally – put one foot in the North Sea, and the other foot in the Kattegat. Don’t miss Lønstrup Cliffs (Lønstrup Klint), and the fabulous shifting sand dunes of Råbjerg Mile. The capital of Jutland, Aarhus (Arhus) and the lively city of Alborg provides a taste of the modern life, while fabulous white sand beaches dot the western coast.
The spectacular Aarhus Old Town (Den Gamle By) is a 20-minute walk, or 8-minute bus ride, from central station Aarhus H.
A walk through time
Built around 700 A.D., Ribe’s ancient architecture, old-world charm, and well-maintained cobblestone streets give the town a unique feel. The town is a living museum – complete with its own Night Watchman, who strolls the town as evening falls. The Ribe Cathedral and St. Catharinæ Church & Abbey should certainly be on your list. But there is also plenty of art and history on display in Ribe’s many museums, like the fabulous Viking Museum.
From the Ribe station, the Viking Museum is less than a 1-minute walk.
Building blocks of fun
Use your Eurail Denmark Pass to make your way to Billund, and discover Legoland: a theme park built with the famous, colorful interlocking plastic toy bricks. The adventure begins in Miniland, in the heart of the park, where you can see a mini Lego version of the world, including many famous landmarks, built from 20 million of the little bricks. There’s also a 4D Cinema, rides and games, and more.
Legoland is in Billund, about 30 minutes southeast of Grindsted, in central Jutland. From Copenhagen, Billund is about 3 hours by train.
When to go
May through September are the most popular tourist months, when the weather is most agreeable and many Europeans enjoy extended summer holidays. Denmark also enjoys long summer days, with sunrises around 03:30 and sunsets after 22:00. That means you can get the most out of your visit in the summertime.
But even in winter, Denmark’s temperatures rarely dip below freezing, and although winds and rain can be more prevalent, snow and ice are rare. It seems that Denmark’s climate is as mild and agreeable as its people.
Around Sealand Boat Race
- June 13, 2013
The boats depart from the harbor at Helsingør, and the route around the island depends upon the winds.
Helsingør harbor can be reached by bus from the main station.
- June 1 - July 31, 2013
Across the whole of the country the Danish celebrate the Vikings with the performance of traditional Viking plays.
Autumn Jazz Festival
- November 1-30, 2013
Already famous for its summer and winter versions, the Autumn Jazz Festival in Copenhagen is rapidly becoming another favorite.
The Jazz Festival takes place at venues all over Copenhagen, easily accessible with the capital’s extended public transport network.
Night of Culture in Århus
- October 14, 2013
This culturally varied and unique evening, features performances and displays in unusual settings – those normally not open to the public, or not usually used for artistic purposes. All local arts organizations get involved, and performances run from 18:00 to midnight.
Take the train to Århus. All locations are in walking distance from the train station.
- September 15, 2013
Although these fabulous open flea markets happen throughout the country, the annual event at the Egsekov Castle grounds – complete with a merry-go-round with live horses – is a real favorite.
To get to Egeskov Castle, take the train to Kværndrup. From there, take a bus to the castle.
International Days of Blues
- November 3-5, 2013
The best and brightest blues and jazz musicians gather in Odense for a 3-day festival celebrating all that is great about the genres.
Odense is an 1.5 hr train ride from Copenhagen. The festival venues are in walking distance of the main station.