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Address: Kronborg, Helsingoer 3000, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 4921 3078
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Kronborg Castle towers above a very narrow promontory between the coasts of...

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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A great piece of Danish history

This castle, in the town of Helsinger about 40 minutes north of Copenhagen, played a big part in the history of Denmark and especially in its long connection with Sweden. There is... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This castle, in the town of Helsinger about 40 minutes north of Copenhagen, played a big part in the history of Denmark and especially in its long connection with Sweden. There is a longish walk from the parking area to the castle, but it is a very interesting walk (even in the rain). The building is quite remarkable and is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a visit to Kronborg Castle in Helsingor, DK In 2016 the world will commemorate 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare perhaps the greatest play writer of all times. So from Copenhagen we drove to Helsingore where the play Hamlet took place according to Shakespeare. The full cast of the play was on live display and interacting with the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I always enjoy touring castles and fortresses throughout Europe. Kronborg is a very a very good picture from many angles.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the building looks beautiful from far away. you can also see Sweden ot the other side of the water. inside the castle feels a little creepy, dark and cold in the underground passages. may be just not a place for me... but from the outside is nice for taking pictures. This castle was also the home of Shakespear's Hamlet, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a really old castle, not a palace. We had a guided tour and it was magnificent. We get that Shakespeare's Hamlet's is based on this castle, but the castle itself is what is so wonderful. We really liked the old Viking statue in the basement and it was there that we started to really understand the Viking story.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Superby preserved Renaissance castle with lot's of interesting historical elements.. Regularly used as Elsinore from Shakespeare's Hamlet and with superb views across to Sweden over the Oresund. It's possible to combine this with a visit to Helsingborg using the hourly ferry over to Sweden which is a very pleasant trip in itself. Copenhagen Card get's you in for free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spectacular World Heritage Site. famed for being Hamlet's Castle and there are many references to the play. Still photographs of many of the stars who have appeared in various versions including Jude Law and Michael Caine. The tapestries are worth the visit. These huge tapestries nearly 500 years old hang from the walls. There are dark underground casements to visit.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was skeptical, but was impressed when I got here. It's only 45 minutes from Copenhagen. Easy walking distance from the train station. We arrived late in the day so there were no crowds but we also did not have much time. This is a well preserved castle and we enjoyed it immensely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful castle situated on a point facing Sweden across the water. The castle plays in Denmark's history and battles with Sweden. The rooms are well furnished with art and furniture of the period. During the summer, scenes from Hamlet are played in some rooms. Brings the story to life. A must see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a "Not to Be Missed" castle in Denmark. Surrounded by a moat and many cannons facing Sweden, this is rich in history and very beautiful. The best photos are from the water but you can still get some great shots from the entrance street. Not as ornate as some of the other castles nearby, this is still a... More 

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