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Kronborg Castle

Kronborg Castle

Kronborg Castle

Kronborg Castle

Address Kronborg; 3000 Helsingør
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Telephone +45 49 21 30 78
Websitehttp://www.ses.dk/en/SlotteOgHaver/Slotte/Kronborg.aspx
http://www.visitnordsjaelland.com/international/en-gb/menu/visitor/north-sealand.htm
Time to go Tues-Sun 10:30-17 (May-Sep). 11-15 (Oct-April).
Cost DKK 95.
How to get there

Catch the regional train (Kystbanen) to Helsingør from København H, Nørreport or Østerport. Trains leave every 20 minutes for a journey of around 45 minutes.

To go or not to go? In search of a little drama? Then take your cue from Shakespeare and head north to the setting immortalised in Hamlet.

In search of a little drama (and not the hissy-fit throwing boyfriend kind) to go with your holiday? Then take your cue from Shakespeare and head north to Helsingør, the setting old William immortalised as Elsinore in his darkly tragic play, Hamlet.

Kronborg Castle, the palace featured, overlooks the Øresund (the narrow strait between Denmark and Sweden) and is Denmark’s most famous – and most visited – castle, for both the stunning but spartan Renaissance interiors (promenade down the 62 metre long ballroom) and the spooky sculpture of Holger Danske (Holger the Dane) in the basement who, legend has it, will continue to ‘sleep’ until the day Denmark is in danger when he’ll arise to save the day. Time your visit right and you might even catch a performance of Hamlet in the courtyard.

When in town, wander down the cobbled streets past beautiful half-timbered buildings to Vor Frue Kloster, the Carmelite Monastery. The pedestrian streets of Stengade and Stjernegade are lined with shops and boutiques, while a street market pops up every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday on the central square of Axeltorv. That’s also your best bet for a cool drink and a bite to eat al fresco; grab a sausage from a pølsevogn (sausage stands) and hunker down on a bench to take in live music from street-side bands.