I heard Copenhagen is a wonderful city, and am hoping to visit it this summer. I'll be living in Leipzig, and making this a weekend trip (or maybe a slightly long weekend trip.. who knows). Is there any sort of ferry from northern Germany or another interesting way to get to Copenhagen.. or should I just fly?
You've got two options to get to Copenhagen on the cheap from Leipzig: either with bus (BerlinLinienBus) or flying. Expect to pay around 70-100 EUR roundtrip from Berlin.
Flying you would be with EasyJet or Air Berlin from Berlin, with bus I think you have the choice of leaving from Leipzig.
Train is an option too, but unless you get your hands on a special, it will be really expensive.
Is there any sort of ferry from northern Germany
There are ferries from Rostock to Gedser in Denmark, from where you can get connections to Copenhagen.
The normal trains (not overnight one) require a change in Hamburg and then go via the Puttgarden-Rodby ferry. They can be quite expensive, BUT if you book far enough ahead, and do it as single journeys (not through/return), you can do Leipzig-kbh return for about 80euros.
You also have the option to get the Berlin-Malmö night train (and then train to Kbh, which is frequent, runs 24hours a day, and only takes 30mins), or a ferry from Rostock, Travemunde or Sassnitz to Trelleborg (occassionally to Malmö) in southern Sweden, then via Malmö to Kobenhvan. Note that, annoyingly, the overnight ferries almost all require you to book a cabin, and not go deck class, so if you want to do it on the cheap, you have to travel on a day ferry.
i dunno if you went yet, but going by train is probably your cheapest option, because they have MAJOR discounts from berlin to copenhagen, so you should ask about that, although i can't be totally sure, but they have it from copenhagen to berlin, so i can't see why it shouldn't be the same the other way around!
enjoy your time in københavn!
I went from Hamburg to Copenhagen about a week ago by train and it's quite an interesting experience if you get the train which links up with the ferry. I naively thought that the train would go up to the ferry stop, you'd get out, jump on the ferry and get on a different train once you arrive at the other side, but the whole train goes straight on to the ferry on a special track, the ferry transports the train across and then it continues out of the other side. It was quite a nice change from a usual train journey, though the ferry part of the journey only lasts around 45 minutes to an hour.
BlankFrack, that sounds so cool. Do you remember which train it was? I would definitely be interested in doing that someday. Thanks