Who doesn't love the sound of Vikings, beer and tulips? Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands are three of Europe's most diverse yet sophisticated countries. Auto Europe has prepared this self-drive itinerary full of our favourite destinations.
Copenhagen is one of the coolest cities in the Nordic block. Edgier than Stockholm and worldlier than Oslo, the Capital of Denmark has a certain aura about it. Cobbled streets, multi-coloured houses and funky cafes, this compact city of 1.2 million people is packed to the rafters with royalty and culture. Visit Trivoli Gardens, the Kronburg Castle or get your camera ready for the Little Mermaid Statue.
Leaving Copenhagen behind head south to Rodby and take the vehicle ferry to Puttgarden, Germany or take the longer route and cross the Odense Bridge. Hamburg is filled with maritime spirit and thanks to the architecture, salty air, cry of gulls and seafood filled menus; you will never forget you are far from the water. Miniatur Wonderland is the world's largest model railway, young and old alike will marvel in the realness of this quaint museum. The Baroque style Saint Michael's Church plays an important role in the history of the city or walk around the 160-hectare Lake Alster located in the heart of the city.
Often referred to as 'Mainhattan', Frankfurt am Main, commonly known as Frankfurt, is glistening with glass windowed skyscrapers yet contrasted with half-timbered buildings in its quaint and medieval old town. Enjoy regional cuisine in cosy apple wine taverns, browse boutiques and street art in one of the many stores or stroll around one of the beautiful city parks and gardens. The Romerberg is an irregularly shaped town square dotted with traditional buildings and museums. The Museum District is home to endless discovery and learning with over 12 museums or The Eschenheimer Tower is the finest surviving relic from the old town's walls.
South-west of Frankfurt, Amsterdam is a truly modern city with urban flair amongst more than one hundred kilometres of canals. The Rijksmuseum is one of Europe's finest collections of rare art and antiquities, for a more historic story Anne Frank House is dedicated to the all-too-short life of one of the world's best-known Holocaust victims. Take a canal cruise down one of the 17th century canals or try the Dutch specialty - raw herring from a haringhandels (herring cart) located around the city.
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