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Denmark

 

From its cultural hubs to its countryside – the train journey in Denmark can be both inspiring and mystical. Head to the oldest capital of Europe – Copenhagen, plus experience Danish culture in the famous cities of Aarhus and Roskilde. Plan ahead, as you may want to spend time in every nook and cranny of Denmark.

Denmark quick facts

  • Population: 5.6 million

  • Language: Danish

  • Currency: Danish krone (DKK)

  • Dialing code: +45

Trains in Denmark

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Interrail passes for Denmark

Interrail Denmark Pass

The Interrail Denmark Pass is the best way to travel to Denmark's highlights, like Copenhagen, Aarhus and Odense.

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Interrail Global Pass

The Interrail Global Pass is the flexible and budget-friendly way to get around up to 33 countries in Europe. Travel by train from one cool destination to the next. One day you're on a pub crawl through Amsterdam and the next you're white-water rafting in Interlaken, Switzerland.

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Pass benefits in Denmark

Get discounted ferry travel throughout Scandinavia, as well as other great offers.

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Places to visit

    Nyhavn Copenhagen
Nyhavn Copenhagen

Copenhagen: Free stuff

Feel warmly welcomed into Copenhagen – Denmark's highly accessible and safe capital. In terms of costly capitals, it's up there with London and Amsterdam, but don't let that put you off. Across the city are various free attractions and activities to relieve you of heavy spending. Check out the popular National Museum set within the walls of an 18th century mansion. Another notable freebie is the Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery). Copenhagen is extremely easy to get around – either on foot or with a free city bike.

The National Museum is a 5-minute walk from the main train station and the National Gallery is a 10-minute walk from Nørreport train station.
    Street Party Arhus
Street Party Arhus

Dance with the Danes

Denmark’s second largest city is Aarhus, which has a dynamic music and entertainment scene to rival that of the capital. The city attracts party revellers from across Scandinavia for its young and student vibe and not to mention its varied assortment of cultural happenings. Train is a party animal’s dream, attracting top DJs and international musicians. As it’s a student town there are also bars aplenty offering student nights and special offers on entrance and drinks.

Train is a 10-minute walk from the main train station in Aarhus.
    Frederiksborg Castle
Frederiksborg Castle

Danish monarchy

Visit Denmark’s very own castle treasure, in the form of the elegant and grande Frederiksborg Castle. The fortress was built across three islands within the glistening Palace Lake in Hillerød. This splendid Renaissance castle and well-kept Baroque gardens detail the legacy of Denmark’s monarchy. Also housed within the castle is the National History Museum, displaying the most important Danish collection of paintings.

Frederiksborg castle is situated 10 minutes by foot from Hillerød’s main train station.
    Bornholm Island
Bornholm Island

Picture-perfect coastline

Although Denmark cannot compete with its Scandinavian neighbours on natural splendours it does have a couple of its own treats to discover. Bornholm island in the Baltic sea has some of Denmark’s most dramatic coastline with waves crashing at the foot of rugged cliffs. Alternatively travel up to Skagen, perched atop Denmark’s mainland for stretches of sand dunes and fresh sea air. Dine at one of the friendly restaurants offering locally caught fish.

Bornholm can be reached by boat from Germany and Sweden. Skagen can be reached by the private railway company, Nordjyske Jernbaner from nearby Frederikshavn.
    Viking Ship in Museum, Roskilde
Viking Ship in Museum, Roskilde

Viking voyage

A trip to Denmark isn’t complete without a stop at Roskilde on the island of Zealand and a visit to its famous Viking Ship Museum. Lay your eyes on five Viking ships excavated from the nearby Roskilde fjord. These ships were purposefully sunk in order to block and protect Denmark’s important waterway from possible enemies. Weather permitting, you can become a Viking crew member and venture through the waves aboard a replica ship.

The Viking Ship Museum is a 15-minute walk from Roskilde’s main train station.

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