Gateway to Scandinavian Culture
The capital of Denmark and most populated city in the country. For backpackers coming from mainland Europe to Scandinavia Copenhagen is a natural stop. Taking a ferry or bus from Germany is an easy way to get there, and from Copenhagen you can get to Malmo, Finland is a short 20 minute car ride.
Budget friendly and Copenhagen don't exactly go hand-in-hand. Hostels are readily available around town at reasonable rates, but food and drinks can get expensive in a hurry.