Kronborg Castle, Helsingoer

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A place of pilgrimage for Shakespearean scholars from around the world, Kronborg Castle 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. Our Helsingoer vacation trip planner makes visiting Kronborg Castle and other Helsingoer attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The Kronborg Castle overlooking the Strait between Denmark and Sweden. Solemn and imposing reflects the power of a time. Assume that the accounts of sailors on this castle inspired Shakespeare to write Hamblet.
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  • If you are in CPH then Kronborg Castle is a must visit. It is locate an hour away from CPH and you can take a train from Copenhagen Central station. The place is scenic an serene. Winding stairs of th...  read more »
  • It was really worn not the maintenance of the Danes are badly needed maintenance to pay pricey admission 144danska looked nothing special everything was lousy
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  • 40 mins train to get there from Copenhagen, 4-5 hours to completely finish viewing the castle and Hemlet shows being played impromptu around the castle estate by skilled actors who would hold your hands and shoulders in mix of their performance. A day trip worthy location. The Helsingor town has a supermarket as well for some fruit and cafes around the shop street to refresh yourself before heading back to Copenhagen.
  • Great caste even though we didn't buy a ticket to enter the castle. A lot of things to see (and do) even without buying a ticket. Kids love to walk around and look at things outside the caste.
  • Had the perfect blend of the history of Kronberg with the magic of Hamlet. The live reenactments of scenes from Hamlet were an immense pleasure to watch, and the actors strike the right balance between being in part and interacting with the audience.
  • One of my favorite places in Denmark. A beautiful castle with the most interesting history, in a fantastic setting of Oeresund looking over Helsingborg. And, of course, the setting of Hamlet. Take a walk in the kasematterne and around the fortress.
  • Awesome castle and moat, and in summer the white swans always hangs out there. See how they used to live and how small people were back then.
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