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Kronborg Castle

Kronborg 2 C, Helsingoer 3000, Denmark
+45 4921 3078
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Ranked #1 of 22 Attractions in Helsingoer
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Australian in rural Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Great day trip from Copenhagen. We easily caught the train out to Helsingor, in about an hour and then walked along the harbour to the castle. The castle itself occupies as huge area of land, ideally set up for picnics overlooking the water. The whole are is very picturesque, with moats, swans, cannon, walls and towers, looking over the water... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Helsigor is located at the northeast corner of Denmark where the Sound separating Denmark and Sweden is narrowest. The wealth of the medieval Danish kings was derived from collecting dues from ships passing through the Sound. By the 16th century, Kronborg castle was the most elegant fortress/palace in Europe. Shakespeare's play Hamlet is set at what he called Elsinore (Helsigor)... More

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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This castle is way different than any other mixed with military defense and art. fortification was strategic and equally beautiful renaissance art. We started from Lund, sweden and took train till helesinborg and a ferry to reach Helsingør. This trip was the best so far thanks to a pleasant weather! the ferry is best in the class and should enjoy... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This castle is not filled with stuff like some of the other castles. But wandering through it you feel the history even without the actress in complete attire. If you have a tendency for drama, like i do, I hope for you the weather is hazy like when i was there. Stand in one of the round tower rooms and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Kronborg castle and the surounding green area is very nice. Inside there is a lot to see, both for the smaller members of the family and the grown ups. If you have the time you should definately take a walk in the city as well. A very beautiful city.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Just an hour north of Copenhagen you find a lovely town called Helsingør. Here you can visit the famous castle Kronborg and take a walk at the charming pedestrian streets for shopping. At arrival you will see the castle from the station and harbour. The castle was a royal home during the years 1420-1670 and it has many exciting stories.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Kronborg Castle in Helsingør, Denmark is a must see. It is an outstanding museum documenting some of the most interesting Danish history and was the inspiration for Shakespeare's play, Hamlet. To walk through these well preserved halls is well worth the time and the DKK which I think was about NZ$18 each. There are many in depth descriptions and photos... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was a lovely castle and the walk around the outside was nice. Me and my friends went on a sunny day and it was beautiful. The fortifications around the castle are well worth a walk around. A must. On a side note - explore Helsingør and the surrounding forests with a bike, they are also beautiful

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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Not only is Helsingør one of the prettiest Danish towns, it has the amazing Kronborg. This is a classic example of Danish royal architecture and it will blow you away. I loved getting to explore the palace, and the casemates was one of a kind. I can't even begin to describe it all because it's one of those things you... More

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

In its heyday Kronborg was the grandest and most prestigious castle in Europe so it is worth a visit in its own right, not just because it is the setting for the world’s most famous play. My favourite part was the Casemates (underground passages). They were lit by oil lamps on the walls rather than electric lighting and the colour... More

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