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Copenhagen (Kobenhaven) is the capital of Denmark, and the country's most populous city. The completion of the Oresund Bridge has also meant that the city is the centre of the Oresund Region, incorporating the Swedish city of Malmo. Copenhagen is regularly recognised as offering a high quality of life, thanks to its environmental conscience, and investment in culture. 

Whilst most of the city's inhabitants move around by bicucle, regional trains and a metro system provide alternatives. Copenhagen Central Station links the city with cities across the country, as well as international destinations. The direct route to Hamburg is particularly popular.

How to get to Copenhagen from
Route 1:

The service between Berlin, Hamburg and Copenhagen is operated mainly by Deutsche Bahn's InterCity Express (ICE) trains, although a couple of services are InterCity trains. There is only one direct service between Berlin and Copenhagen each day in either direction, but plenty of connecting trains available from Hamburg for the final leg to/from Berlin. The route includes a train-ferry crossing between Rodby and Puttgarden. Passengers are able to leave the train once on-board the ferry to explore a variety of duty free shops, cafes, lounges, bathrooms etc.

Route 2:

The City Night Line service between Amsterdam and Copenhagen takes place aboard the Borealis sleeper train. A restaurant car serves passengers between Hamburg and Copenhagen. There are two border crossing points at Emmerich and Flensburg.

Route 3:

The high speed, 125mph X2000 (XDE) train between Copenhagen and Stockholm via Malmo is a comfortable journey with first and second class seating options. There is also a buffet car if you get hungry during the 5 hour journey.

There are several direct services between Stockholm and Copenhagen each day, but if the timings aren't suitable, there are services every hour between Malmo and Stockholm, with local connecting services available to Copenhagen, across the Oresund Bridge.

Route 4:

If you plan to travel between Copenhagen, Hamburg, Frankfurt and/or Basel, there is a City Night Line overnight sleeper train service called Aurora that runs daily. Other sleeper services are available to Amsterdam.

Route 5:

Fancy travelling between the United Kingdom and Finland without flying? Well the journey isn't easy, but it's certainly do-able. In total, the journey takes around two days (after you've included waiting times), with six different legs in total.

An alternative would be to travel via Russia, catching a train from Paris to Moscow, Moscow to St Petersburg, and then St Petersburg to Helsinki. However, this route would require additional visas for travel in Moscow, which would have cost implications.

Route 6:

The overland journey between Helsinki and Lisbon is by no means short, involving a number of overnight train journeys, and crossing much of western Europe.

Route 7:

DFDS Seaways offer a daily overnight service between Copenhagen and Oslo. The crossing is made on-board either the Crown Seaways or the Pearl Seaways, which are two of the largest ships in the company's fleet. Both ships offer a variety of restaurants, clubs, shops and bars to keep you entertained on your voyage.

The sailing is made between Copenhagen Dampfaergevej and Oslo Vippetangen. In either direction, the journey begins at 16.45 and ends at 09.45, allowing you to make the most of the day before and after the trip.

This ferry allows passengers to travel on foot, by bicycle or with their cars and caravans.