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According to Wikitravel hitchhiking is legal in Denmark except on motorways. Most drivers speak English, not German. There was a hitchhiking project done in 2006 called The Search for Danish Mentality, and in 2007 there was a follow-up called The Search for the Commons.
Hitching appears to be better in the West of the country than nearer to Copenhagen.
- Platschi was hitchhiking in Denmark in January 2008 during a storm and found out that hitchhiking through the country was quite fast.
From Hamburg to Copenhagen you can hitch to a ferry at Puttgarden and get a ride straight to Copenhagen. If you ask people after they paid the ticket you can cross for free (and save 7 euros). Tickets are per vehicle, not per person.
From Denmark going South
First, hitch a ride to Padborg which is in the South Jutland - it is located just before the border with Germany. There you'll find Denmark's largest truck-stop. Most trucks leaving from Denmark stop there. With some luck you'll find someone going to most destinations in Europe. Ask the drivers while they are getting ready, filling-up or walking from the diner to their vehicles.
First, get a ride to Gedser which has ferry lines to Rostock (Germany), or go to Rødbyhavn which has a ferry connection with Puttgarden (also in Germany, close to Kiel and Lübeck). Most cars heading to the ferry go to Rødby, from where a ferry sails every half an hour. Gedser might be a lot harder to reach than Rødby, also because it's like at the end of the world, and very few locals drive to and from there. So try to locate a good gas station on the way and look for the right German plates. There is also a big truck stop with a toll office on Falster, close to Nørre Aslev (see map). You can ask truck drivers there - German truck drivers will say, as usual, that it's forbidden to take people on board, so concentrate on trucks coming from other places.
A ferry ticket for a car includes up to 9 car passengers (incl. the driver) so it should be quite possible to get a free ride over the sea (and maybe even further).
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