Kronborg, Helsingoer

A place of pilgrimage for Shakespearean scholars from around the world, Kronborg represents one of Europe's most recognizable Renaissance structures and is a World Heritage Site. Built in the 1420s as a stronghold for King Eric VII, the castle shot to fame in the early 17th century when it inspired Shakespeare to use it as a setting for "Hamlet." Today the imposing fortress contains an interactive exhibit dedicated to the history of this part of Europe. Follow in Hamlet's footsteps by taking a guided tour of the soldier's quarters and storerooms, which stretch beneath the castle and contain a famed statue of the legendary Viking chief Holger the Dane. Planning Helsingoer trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • I visited here with my husband and four year old with the Copenhagen Card. If you are traveling by train and want to combine with the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (which we stopped at on the way bac...  more »
  • Must if visiting Copenhagen. Copenhagen is just comfortable trains departing from the city (one hour maximum): once there, with a short walk of about 15 minutes to get to the Castle. The breathtaking panorama. It costs about €10. To make magic experience, a group of people who reads Hamlet's tragedy scenes in the various rooms in the unique Shakespearean. Some rooms are bare and less rich than other Royal palaces, but the experience is still unique.
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  • We came by train from Copenhagen which takes about 45 minutes. The number of school kids who marched towards the castle made we wonder how packed it would get. In fact, it is big enough to accommodate...  more »
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  • Amazing experience! This castle is just awe inspiring. We didn't expect it to as cool as it was. We didn't do any tours and I regret it a little bit, nevertheless exploring the Chambers and catecombs on our own was still very fun. We even saw a sleeping bag under the castle
  • A must see, as this is one of the biggest, best preserved outstanding European Renaissance castles. It was built in 1574. It’s an hour by train from Copenhagen. Both the train and castle are included in the Copenhagen Pass. Your entry includes up to three guided tours. The one at 1:30 was Great. I checked my luggage at the 7/11 at the train station and after the tour, spent the night in a nearby town to save money over Copenhagen hotel prices.
  • This is castle is incredible. We visited when it opened at 11am so was very quiet and could walk around almost on our own. I would recommend getting here 30 mins before opening to walk around the outside and take in the wonderful views. We used out Copenhagen card so this was included.
  • Epic towers, lovely moat, fun cannon fodder sound reenactment when entering castle. Beautiful courtyard and wonderful royalty quarters. Attended during Shakespeare festival weekend to find characters acting scenes from Hamlet periodically around the castle. The ending scene with the poison duo killings and sword duels was a marvelous effort. The view from the canon tower was the highlight of my trip.
  • Beautiful, old castle with nice moat and surrounding areas to walk. The entrance fee is 140 DKK, which is a fair but a bit high price. Still there are lots to see and also a tower to get a great overview of the area. There were even actors giving plays right next to people all over the grounds. Underneath the castle are the cellars which are nice to explore with little light. Definitely a recommended place to visit.

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