Denmark quick facts

  • Population: 5.6 million

  • Language: Danish

  • Currency: Danish krone (DKK)

  • Dialing code: +45

Trains in Denmark

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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 Århus, 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 going-ons. 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 Århus.

Frederiksborg Castle
Frederiksborg Castle

Danish monarch

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 monarch. 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 is 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 see 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.


Around Sealand boat race in Denmark
Around Sealand boat race in Denmark

Around Sealand boat race

June 23, 2016

The boats depart from the harbour at Helsingør, and the route around the island depends on the winds.

Helsingør’s Harbour is in walking distance of the main train station

Distortion festival
Distortion festival

Distortion music festival

May 31 - June 4, 2017

Distortion is a celebration of Copenhagen nightlife, with massive street parties by day and wild raves by night. Expect the city to be turned upside down and enjoy 4 days of dance music and orchestrated chaos.

Make sure you don't miss the Final Party on Saturday!

Roskilde Festival, Denmark
Roskilde Festival, Denmark

Roskilde festival

June 24 - July 1, 2017

One of Europe’s favourite and largest summer festivals. Expect a huge line-up of international bands. The campsite opens on the Sunday prior to the festival officially starting. Every year there is a nude run around the campsite with the winning male and female getting a free ticket for the following year’s festival!

Roskilde can be reached by train from either Copenhagen Central Station or Copenhagen airport. There’s a direct bus connection between Roskilde Central station and the festival site.

Copenhagen Jazz festival
Copenhagen Jazz festival

Copenhagen Jazz festival

July 7 - July 16, 2017

Copenhagen hosts a summer, autumn and winter version of this jazz festival. The summer edition turns Copenhagen into a jazz stronghold. Concerts are held all over the city centre and most of them are free.

The jazz festival takes place at venues all over Copenhagen, which all can be reached easily with the capital’s extended public transport network.

Interrail passes for Denmark

Most popular passes with Denmark

Interrail Denmark Pass from € 90

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 from € 206

The Interrail Global Pass is the flexible and budget-friendly way to get around up to 30 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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All Interrail passes with Denmark

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