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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 2 weeks ago

I cycled from CPH to Kronborg. There are cycleways most all the way with a few residential streets thrown it. It is 95 km RT with about 300 m of elevation. The cycleway 9 goes along the shore, through some forest and along the train...More

1  Thank Richard D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is really nice, and we really enjoyed walking around its underground tunnels, kind of catacombs. The view from the too of the tower is really nice, but there are a lot of narrow steps to climb in a very steep staircase. Most people...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in Copenhagen and thought the chance to see Hamlet being performed in It's actual location was too good to miss. The train connections between Copenhagen and Helsingor are superb and quick this is a great way to see a little more of...More

1  Thank mompete73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the train from Copenhagen to Helsingor, which took about 45 minutes. Kronborg castle is the setting for Shakespeare's Hamlet, so it attracts all sorts of visitors. There are theatre performers onsite performing acts of the play throughout the castle and grounds. It's like...More

1  Thank DaleB1979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely on a sunny day - the short walk from the train station (itself worth a visit - the most ornate train station ever!) to the castle is a great introduction. The castle itself is large and surprisingly undecorated - plain whitewashed walls with choice...More

Thank InfrequentNomad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kronborg is another Danish castle (like Fredricksborg) that is quite accessible on the inside, rich with history, and a cannot-miss. It is located about 45 minutes north of Copenhagen - we were on a bus tour. The town and castle are waterfront on the sound...More

Thank CTManny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kronborg is one of two castles we toured inside, of the three we saw on the "Royal Castles" tour by Stromma out of Copenhagen. It's located in Helsingor (Elsinore) on the coast of Zealand, 50k from Copenhagen. It is the castle that inspired Shakespeare to...More

Thank BuckeyeRob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great pictures from outside, but the inside is rather sparsely furnished. Fun to watch actors portraying Hamlet. Went after visiting Fredericksborg Castle in the morning. Not sure that I would make the trip from Copenhagen just to see Kronborg.

Thank Michael M C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This castle has many reasons to visit. It is beautiful and the setting for Shakespeare's Hamlet. In addition, it has some fabulous stories - like the courtyard fountain being removed by the Swedish king. The king melted it down and made bells to be heard...More

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrive early for a good view of all the parts. Recommend a guide who can take you through the important rooms and connecting them to the references made by Shakespeare.

Thank Judith M
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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