Top Attractions in Helsingoer
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- As a Shakespeare fan, I absolutely had to visit 'Hamlet's Castle', even if the association is purely fictional!
Kronberg Slot is well worth a visit anyway. Its setting is spectacular - overlooking the Oresund and with Sweden clearly visible.
The interior is fascinating, especially for history buffs. I particularly liked the large tapestry family tree showing all the Danish and European royal alliances.
Everything is clearly signposted in both Danish and English. Be warned: on a very warm day the tapestries make the rooms feel hot- a bonus in the Scandinavian winter, I imagine!
The castle seems very child friendly too- lots of activities being thoroughly enjoyed by some of the younger visitors!
Helsingor itself is a very pretty town , with a relaxed vibe and great views across the Baltic. Perfect place to sit on a cafe terrace in the sunshine.
The journey from Copenhagen is quick ; trains are frequent and very comfortable.
Thoroughly recommended!Written August 12, 2022
- The Maritime Museum is definitely worth a stop. Everything is in Danish and English. There are a lot of cool ship models, especially of Danish ships sunk in WWI and WWII. It is right next to Kronborg Castle too.Written June 20, 2022
- This is a nice little town about an hours drive outside the city of Copenhagen, or you can get there vua train in about 30 minutes as the train station is right on the harbor. There is also a ferry station with a ferry that will take you across the inlet to Sweden that runs every 30 minutes. Anyway, this little town is great. There are lots of little stores and antique shops along with a bunch of restaurants. If you like little quaint spots I would recommend this place.Written October 17, 2019
- It's a "playground" for kids. Not so much to my 1 1/2yrs old boy...but my eldest son loved every minute of it!😄Written July 23, 2020
- The casemats are only lit by paraffin lamps, which gives this place a scary atmosphere. If you are lucky you can find some bads behind the statue. If you visit Kronborg don’t miss it.Written October 16, 2019
- we like the cultureyard for its vast layout, its art placed around and the impressive architecture and restaurants.Written August 15, 2019
- This is a lovely church and our first one we visited in Denmark.
The church was originally an abbey church and a part of the magnificent Our Lady Monastery in Elsinore during 1430-1500.
Until 1851 there were German services held here. The monastery continued to function as a hospital until 1916.
The organ, one of the main attractions, dates back to 1662-63 and there are concerts held here which attract big audiences.Written August 1, 2022
- Instructive to see accounts of the source of much of the country’s, and Helsingør’s, prosperity over many centuries.
Controlling the fees levied on ships passing through Øresund was a mainstay of wealth and they ceased only in the mid-1800s under pressure from other major sea faring and trading countries.
In a grand preserved building the exhibits and recreations are absorbing. A ship-chandler on the entrance floor is said to be Denmark’s oldest intact shop interior.Written May 15, 2022
- Following the small road away from the castle and along the harbor will bring you to this interesting, large statue.Written May 18, 2019
- It’s not a very large Aquarium but it’s got lots going on. It’s well worth a visit if you happen to be in North Zealand. Not many Aquariums where you get to touch the fish and feed them.Written August 20, 2018
- When walking between the rail station and the castle, a small detour takes you into the narrow streets of Helsingoer, where you will pass by this large, ancient church.Written May 18, 2019
- Although quite small, this is an interesting museum. When entering we saw an exhibition of the life of Simon Spies, who grew up under rather modest circumstances in Helsingør, but made it into a very successful and eccentric businessman. The other parts contained various local artefacts and some finds in archaeological excavations. New to us were exposed 'coffins' made of very thin wood, determined to be coffins for children dead at birth or even abortions. Well worth a visit. Very interesting is also a complete model of the town in 1801.Written March 13, 2019
- I would definitely recommend at least walking over to it if only to see the sculptures outside of it of the shipbuilders on their way to work. I passed by it on my way back into town after visiting the castle so it's not really out of the way. I would have gone inside but I was running out of time to meet up with my group!Written September 25, 2019
- From a distance, the gleaming figure looked like a highly polished 'Little Mermaid', but closer inspection revealed a merman, lightly spattered with bird droppings, aka Han. It would have been good to understand why this figure had been set there, other than as a possible counterbalance to Copenhagen's more famous, but less shiny, original. The other thing about him is that he is not located in the water as his female counterpart is, so close-up photographic shots are much easier to capture.Written April 30, 2016
- This lovely art gallery has both local art and art from all parts of Denmark. It looks small from the outside, but the gallery are in two floors and worth a visit.
It is located close to the square 'Axel Torv'.
I think the prices are very fair and the gallery are definately worth a visit.Written October 3, 2018
Frequently Asked Questions about Helsingoer
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- The best day trips from Helsingoer according to Tripadvisor travelers are:
- Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen
- Hamlet And Sweden Tour - Two countries in one day !
- a day at North Zealand Castle Tour
- 4-Hour Private Hamlet Castle Tour from Copenhagen
- Kronborg (Hamlet Castle) & Frederiksborg Castles: PRIVATE TOUR