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Kronborg Castle

Kronborg 2 C, Helsingoer 3000, Denmark
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Kronborg Castle towers above a very narrow promontory between the coasts of Denmark and Sweden. The renaissance castle stands majestically with its spires, towers, columns, sandstone and copper roofs. Kronborg Castle is a magnificent renaissance castle and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Kronborg Castle is marking this occasion by celebrating Shakespeare's immortal play Hamlet with a cocktail of theatrical adventure, drama and festivities in the magnificent halls of the castle.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Kronborg 2 C, Helsingoer 3000, Denmark
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great way to see a castle! Our whole family (kids aged 16, 12, 5) loved the Hamlet scenes. Unforgettable!

Thank Carma B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The castle is very pretty situated, you cannot miss a good seaside photo! Although inside as nice as any other (medieval)castle, the link to Hamlet gives it the extra mystic atmosphere. Worth a visit.

1  Thank family2kids2013
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We purchased the Copenhagen card for 3 days. This card allows free admission to this castle and the train and bus ride to get here. We went to Louisiana modern art museum first. After a wonderful buffet lunch there. We took bus 388 from the...More

1  Thank travelfung
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is my third time to Kronborg and we went this time to take our 9 year old son. He loved it as much as we did. It is a wonderful castle in itself. The location is even more wonderful as the site's strategic location...More

Thank Dwav H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The castle has inspired many and it's now in formidable age of 400+ years. I highly recommend taking part in guided tours that were included in the ticket price during our visit. We took both guided tours available and found both worth the time but...More

Thank Mirja E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Kronborg is a castle and stronghold in the town of Helsingør, Denmark. Immortalized as Elsinore in William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, Kronborg is one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe and has been added to UNESCO's World Heritage Sites list (2000) The King's...More

Thank Laurent P P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Having been disappointed the previous day by Rosenborg Castle, I agreed with some trepidation to catch the train to Helsingoer. A quick 45 minute train ride from Copenhagan, we were met by this beautiful seaside village. Make sure you go by the information centre and...More

1  Thank James-Brisbane-69
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is well worth the effort. If you plan well you can do this in a half a day. They open at 10 am. We arrived at the train station at 915am. We strolled through town. Hardly anything open at that time but we were...More

1  Thank gladfly
Reviewed 6 days ago

Kronberg castle is an impressive piece of architecture and there was plenty of interest in the Royal rooms, climbing the tower and exploring the spooky dungeons. However, what really made the visit so excellent was the enactment of Hamlet by resident actors as we walked...More

Thank Penny S
Reviewed 6 days ago

The castle itself is great and the short guided tour well worth it. Then wander at leisure, up to the top, down to the coast. A nice cafe just inside the entrance in the guard house. Then explore the streets in the old part of...More

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Timothy S
I'm planning on taking a trip from Copenhagen to Kronborg Castle and was wondering how long I should plan to 1) tour the castle and grounds and 2) the surrounding town? I am sure I could "spend a week" touring the castle, but realistically how long does it take to get the general idea and feel the wonder of the place? I wanted to know if I should plan an entire day on this trip (since I'm staying in Copenhagen) or whether I will have time see the castle and return to Copenhagen to see other sites as well.
May 17, 2017|
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Response from marliepowell | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely plan to spend the whole day! Check the opening/closing times for Kronborg. It opens a bit later than other similar attractions...maybe 11am? The castle is massive. We really thought the free tour of the... More
using Copenhagen card leaving from Copenhagen what is the best way to get to the castle? please list the train company name and station name in your answer. thank you
March 31, 2017|
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Response from trishsoto | Reviewed this property |
Take train at Copenhagen Central Station to Helsingor, 13 stops, approximately 1-hour, then about a 15 minute easy walk to the castle. You can't get lost, you'll see it as you leave the station. Go into the town square, past... More
We have only 2 days in Denmark at the end of June and are trying to optimize our experience. Wed love to visit Kronborg castle and were wondering 1. Should we buy the tickets ahead of time? 2. Should we go on a guided tour or can we see it on our own? Is there a good guidebook we can get? 3. How much time should we spend there? I know there is a good maritime musrum there but we are planning on going straight back to go on a canal tour in Copenhgen.
February 20, 2017|
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Response from Kim C | Reviewed this property |
You must investigate buying the Copenhagen card. You can buy a 2 day pass. Not only do you get free entry into a whole stack of places, but your busses and train tickets are free as well. We found Kronborg castle to be a big... More