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“Kronborg Castle” 3 of 5 stars
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Kronborg Castle
Kronborg 2 C, Helsingoer 3000, Denmark
+45 4921 3078
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Ranked #1 of 21 Attractions in Helsingoer
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Kronborg Castle”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Lack of restroom around the place, which is sad, as many tourist arrive from town and the city is 10min away from the Castle which is very nice.

Visited July 2014
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“Shakespeare was correct, a wonderful setting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The history was fascinating and we really enjoyed the short tour of the royal rooms and the quant descriptions of the historian guide.

Visited July 2014
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“Second Time is the Charm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I have been to Kronberg castle, twice. I went once in 2005; and I went just this month. The difference is a fuller appreciation of the importance of the castle, and its UNESCO status speaks to this, in the history of Scandinavia, especially between Sweden and Denmark. On the free guided tour, check times before you go, you can hear about the taxation on ships through this narrow stretch of sea between what is, now, Sweden and Denmark. Besides being Hamlet's Elsinore, the castle's history is fascinating. For example, the canons still point across the sea to Sweden, although decommissioned. Having spent a significant time in Sweden and Denmark, I more fully understand this positioning. One strong recommendation is to use the Copenhagen card if you intend to travel here. Not only can you save money (they do the math for you on the Copenhagen card website), but I found it motivating to see as much as I could because I had bought the card, and I didn't have to mess with buying any transport cards or anything, so it was easy to use. If I would have had more time, I would have taken the ferry across to Sweden to see the mirror position in Helsingborg, Sweden.

Visited July 2014
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Perth, Australia
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“History and Drama”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I approached Kronborg fearful of a cringe-burdened Hamlet experience; I left very pleasantly surprised. The castle is stunning to look at from afar and close-up: intact, solid and so unlike traditional English castles. We took an excellent tour with Hamlet's friend Horatio - extremely well played with due seriousness and not a hint of mockery. Definitely worth the trip.

(Helsingor is an easy train ride from Copenhagen, even at the moment with a two train journey due to track works).

Visited June 2014
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“Beautiful and Historic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

I loved hearing about its importance to the history of Denmark, including hearing about Eric, the last Baltic Viking.

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