In Copenhagen, visit the 17th-century Round Tower and Tivoli’s 19th-century pleasure gardens. Head north to Dutch renaissance Aalborg, taking Denmark’s DSB train to eclectic Åarhus’s half-timbered cottages and contemporary architecture. Between the main landmasses, Jutland and Zealand, is Fune island and Odense’s Gothic Saint Knud’s Cathedral.
Travel by train through Denmark’s countryside. In the north, cycle across Skagen’s flat landscape and see the waves of the two seas Skagerak and Kattegatt meet at a sandbar. Play golf on Jutland’s rolling greens or kayak along Zealad’s Susåen river or Gudenåen on Jutland.
Buy herb-flavoured spirit aquavit in Aalborg and designer Danish jewellery like Georg Jensen cufflinks. For contemporary interiors, invest in a stylish Bang & Olufsen sound system or ship home vintage minimalist furniture.
Try traditional Øllebrød, porridge with rye bread, sugar and beer. Classic Danish dishes include pickled herring, pork with parsley sauce and smoked fish like herring and eel on quiet Bornholm island. Before boarding a DSB train in Denmark, stock up on freshly baked Danish pastries.
Find cutting-edge boutiques and cool cafés along the once-seedy, now transformed Istedgade street in Copenhagen’s eclectic Vesterbro neighbourhood.
The national railway company of Denmark is DSB
A Eurail Pass valid in Denmark is also valid on the following private railway lines:
REDUCED BOAT CROSSINGS
Color Line 50% discount on normal fares (not seats and meals); www.colorline.com
DFDS Seaways 25% discount on all categories except Commodore class
Scandlines free transportation
Stena Line 20% discount
Private Railway Nordjyske Jernbaner
Jernbane railway museum in Odense 25% discount