Denmark has three spectacular places on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, a list of the most outstanding examples of universally-important cultural and natural places.
The Royal castle of Kronborg at Helsingør (Elsinore) is of immense symbolic value to the Danish people and played a key role in the history of northern Europe from the16th to18th centuries. This renaissance castle is world-renowned as Elsinore, the setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Kronborg is located in North Sealand.
Built in the 12th and 13th centuries, Roskilde Cathedral was Scandinavia's first Gothic cathedral to be built of brick and it encouraged the spread of this style throughout northern Europe. It has been the mausoleum of the Danish royal family since the 15th century. You'll find Roskilde Cathedral in West Sealand.
Jelling Rune Stones
The Jelling burial mounds and one of the runic stones are striking examples of pagan Nordic culture, while the other runic stone and the church illustrate the Christianisation of the Danish people towards the middle of the 10th century. Visit the Rune Stones in East Jutland.