The journey to Copenhagen begins on Schlossplatz square in Berlin. From here, you set off into the tranquil expanse of the Brandenburg region. As you follow the Havel river, Oranienburg and Fürstenberg/Havel are excellent places to stop. The Mecklenburg Lakes provide a great place to cool off. Neustrelitz and Güstrow offer cultural attractions en route, and soon you are heading for Rostock where you take the ferry across to Denmark. Here the cycle route follows the steep coast with its white chalk cliffs through Nykøbing to Møn, and on to the cycling capital of Copenhagen, where the Little Mermaid awaits. Terrain: the route runs predominantly on asphalt through sometimes hilly countryside. Hardly ever comes into contact with busy roads, but not always traffic-free. In Denmark, the route follows national cycle route no. 9. Be prepared for headwinds. Scenery: cityscapes in Berlin and Copenhagen, lakelands in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, islands, and steep cliffs and long beaches along the coast.