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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  • We went to the city from Copenhagen by train. Approx. 45 minutes. The castle itself is a fortress where raw material the imposing structure. Within the rooms I would not say that there is much except tapestries and underground labyrinths. There is a plate that resembles Shakespeare right away in the first inning. The Chapel is also interesting. Windy had that day but it is a characteristic of the place. It took us approximately 2 hrs. Then we take the ferry and crossed Helsingborg. Carry identification or passport if crossing. The visit of Helsingborg with one hour reaches.
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  • I highly recommend visiting this castle is well worth it, not only for itself but also to add another piece to the visit of the city of Copenhagen. Train or car, it is very practical. The village of Helsingør then is quaint.
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  • The helsivgor very picturesque place. The well-preserved Castle and in beautiful location. The catacombs was one of the most interesting points. And with good weather you can see across the Sweden.
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  • Beautiful castle. Easy day trip from Copenhagen on the train. Loved the Renaissance festival. You can see Sweden from the castle too! Unique experience. Don't leave your passport in the hotel (like I did) because for just 59 DKK ($9 US) you can take the ferry roundtrip to Helsinborg, Sweden. Takes just 20 minutes. Buy the 24 hour multiple zone train pass to come here from CPH. You'll save around $12 on your train ticket that way!
  • Astonishing castle-palace. Beautiful views and interiors. Is the place where the events written in Hamlet take place. The normal ticket is about 90-100 dkk (80 dkk for students). The tours aren't free except for the prison and barracks. Tours are both in english and danish.
  • Beautiful Shakespearean castle, located in Helsingor, far north of Copenhagen. Sweden is closest from here and you can even take a ferry. Entry inside the castle is for DKK90 (adults), and you should go if you love architecture and paintings.
  • Holgor denska is the super cool of course he's the best part about coming here. The grounds are also very nice. They seem to have really embraced the whole Hamlet thing which is interesting but quite honestly I care more about the Danish history and I think there should be more of that then oh here's and English play which is set in Denmark.
  • A must visit if you go to Copenhagen/Malmo it is not far and it is quite a visit. If you enjoy visiting historical places or old castles you will definitely enjoy it. We were there in September and there were people there but no crowd like in Copenhagen.