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 is on the northeast coast of the island Sjælland, Denmark. We visited this castle because it was about a five-minute drive to the ferry that would take our car across the Øresund s...  more »
  • We had a great day out at Kronbirg, a shjrt train ride from Copenhagen. It is the reputed home of Hamlet, a lovely well maintained castle and museum. Fantastic views from the roof of the shoreline, se...  more »
  • please don;t get me wrong. but Copenhagen was a bit disappointment than i expected. but as soon as drive out of Copenhagen and visited to Helsingoer / kronborg castle was saver. it is very cute town a...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Nice spot to visit. You can merely walk around the seaside or buy a ticket to enter the castle. The entrance ticket for castle is around 16 Euro but it worths. I spent around 3 hours for visiting the castle, watch live drama (nice actors!) and explore dungeon. It's a nice experience to go inside of the castle.
  • We almost missed out on going here but we're urged to take the train ride up. It was included in the Copenhagen Card and did not disappoint. It's a beautiful castle with rich history. Be sure to climb the tower and also venture in the deep dark chambers underneath! You won't be disappointed.
  • Great castle with lots of history and a great range of exhibits to view. We did the Hamlet tour which we really enjoyed - it was very interesting and it was done with humour which make it highly enjoyable. There are great views from the area as well and you can clearly see across to Sweden.
  • The tower was closed when I arrive and the castle closes fairly early, so plan ahead. Apart from that, the castle was very good, they do a special thing about Shakespeare as well. The staff is friendly as well, which is always a bonus!