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Kronborg Castle

Kronborg 2 C, Helsingoer 3000, Denmark
+45 41 20 60 94
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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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“day trip” (99 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Kronborg 2 C, Helsingoer 3000, Denmark
+45 41 20 60 94
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved our visit to the Kronborg Castle! We went in December 2016 and the castle was decorated for Christmas - everything was so festive! There were stalls on the castle grounds selling snacks and food items. The castle itself was very cultural and educational...More

Thank nebula456
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is fantastic by the sea and views over to Sweden. The castle is huge. It is imposing and great to look at on the outside. The inside is simple, but there are four high points: 1. The banquet hall (which is the biggest...More

Thank Per-Olov L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely a must see, then you're in this part of Denmark. A very impressing castle, with a fantastic history. Location is about perfect, directly to the narrow strait between Denmark and Sweden. Fantastic building, interesting cellars, the so-called Holger Danske is sitting in the cellars...More

Thank Timo Noe D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle is well worth a side trip. Its design is different from most of the Southern European castles, and its setting is beautiful. Be sure to climb the tower (146 steps) and find an incredibly unusual expanse of rooftop to walk around on &...More

Thank judyAlabama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most enjoyable visit to this splendid castle. The history is also interesting as is the town. Only an hour by rail from Copenhagen.

Thank kevmckenz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Copenhagen for a few days and this was one of the places we wanted to visit, we didn't realise how far from Copenhagen it actually was but after checking their (amazing) public transport we saw it was only an hour away and...More

Thank Billy J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Appart from Ferries to Sweden, the main reason you come to Helsingor is to see Hamlet's castle. We did the guided tour of the preparation of the royal banquet. I usually avoid guided tours as I never retain anything but this one was really well...More

Thank kiwiinbelgium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for about three hours, that is how long it takes to walk the castle and the casemates. We saw most of what is there to see but it is allmuch better if you go around with one of the free castle tour guides....More

Thank Judith O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an old castle and has got its place on the Unesco World Heritage list. We were there a very windy saturday, hence, the tower was closed (has it not been standing tall for 700 years already?) and the galleries were closed for refurbishments....More

Thank Helenel72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting location and castle. Some good history. The guided tour are free. Definitely take the underground tour into the depths of the castle. A very nice small city to wander around, have lunch, drinks etc.

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Timothy S
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
March 31, 2017|
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Response from Vesna S | Reviewed this property |
I cannot remember the company that can take you to Helsingor but I know that the train to Helsingor leaves every 30 minutes from the main train station Copenhagen. The tripntakes approx. an hour. And the castle is very near... More
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