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 were four girlfriends, who came to the Christmas market at Kronborg. It was incredibly cozy, and we all came home with new delicious clothes and assorted Christmas ornaments mm. Committee in the various stalls was really fine, so there was something for everyone. The booths stood just close enough in some space, but the atmosphere was good.
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  • ... and the home of Hamlet. This great place has a lot of history to it, and it is worth a visit. Check the website for price-information, they varies a bit. (We got a student discount, so there is no...  more »
  • We happened to visit on a Christmas market weekend and the place was thronged. The stalls were set up in a lot of the rooms of the castle and most of the visitors were there to shop. It was really cro...  more »
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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.