Kronborg Castle, Helsingoer

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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  • August 17, 2017
    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 »
  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • May 30, 2017
    A very interesting place, with lots of Danish history to it. During the peak season, especially during the summer, this place will be packed full of people, so I recommend coming here during May or June. July is a no no unless you want to be accompanied by a whole regiment of tourists. Access to Kronborg is, as other google users have mentioned, is easy as you can get via here the Copenhagen central station - just a few stops up north, however much easier by car in my opinion. Awesome place for history buffs, and great place for tourists who are curious about Denmark's history. Just to give you all a head start - they bullied Sweden a lot with this castle.
  • July 5, 2017
    It is great that a live show of Hamlet is going on during summer this year. The entrance fee covers both going to the castle and watching the show. The actors act very well and they interact with the patrons, so it is not a normal drama which you sit down and watch silently. The castle is a nice place and there are detailed introduction of each part.
  • July 4, 2017
    I was lucky. The play Hamlet which was shown in the castle created a sense of transference in time. The actors played very well, left a pleasant impression and not forgotten emotions. I like this castle very much, I visit it not for the first time and I want to return here again.
  • July 3, 2017
    Kronborg Castle is a great place to visit. The history surrounding Kronborg is great , during the summer they also play The Hamlet and they also have a daily show around where they enact a small part of Hamlet. Very entertaining.
  • June 30, 2017
    This was a splendid castle and well worth the train ride up the coast to Helsingor. You can see Sweden across the channel which is pretty neat. The history of these Danish castles and the royals that used them so infrequently was quite remarkable lol The trek up the Cannon Tower is not for the faint of heart...steep and narrow but well worth the view when you get up there!

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