Things to Do in Helsingor, Denmark

Things to Do in Helsingor, Denmark
I've been having such a hard time writing this post because Helsingor was just so good! Helsingor, Denmark is one of those places that just came up and surprised me. Before visiting Helsingor I didn't know anything about it - just visited on a whim.

Helsingor (pronounced Elsinore by people from English speaking countries) is in the north of Zealand Island of Denmark and is famous for the Kronborg Castle. The Kronborg Castle was made famous by William Shakespeare as he set Hamlet at this castle.

Helsingor was founded in 1420 by the Danish King, Eric of Pomerania and has valuable for its ports and close physical proximity to Sweden. The buildings of Helsingor are wonderfully colorful and many of the streets are walking only, which makes it easy to see everything by foot. When you are exploring, be sure to keep an eye out for the street art that covers utility boxes and alleyways.


Kronborg Castle, a Unesco World Heritage Site, used to be the stronghold in the north of Denmark. The Castle was built in the 1400s by King Eric of Pomerania and lived in by various other royalty until 1785. Following this period, the castle was used by the army, but has since been restored and turned into a museum.

The Kronborg Castle is the best castle I've ever visited. The information in the castle provided history about the royalty who lived or visited the castle and showed how they lived. The castle was kept perfectly and was decorated as they would have been through the years. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Things to Do in Helsingor, Denmark
Guide Location: Denmark » Elsinore
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: The Kronborg Castle   Holgor the Dane   Danish National Maritime Museum   The Culture Yard   Helsingor Library   St. Olaf's Church   St. Marie's Church   Levende Lys   Cafe Olai  
Author: Elizabeth Georgian
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