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Kronborg Castle in Helsingør (Elsinore) – Home of Hamlet

Are you looking for things to do near Copenhagen or do you have more time to explore Denmark? Go visit Denmark's most famous castle, Kronborg in Helsingør (Elsinore), also known as Hamlet's Castle in Shakespeare's play.

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Location of Kronborg Castle


5 reasons to visit Kronborg Castle!

1. Shakespeare used Kronborg Castle in his famous play Hamlet!

2. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

3. You can see the famous Danish stone statue, Holger the Dane.

4. It is only an hour north of Copenhagen, located in beautiful Royal North Sealand.

5. Helsingør and the Maritime Museum nearby are also worth a visit!

Directions to Kronborg Castle

Car - an hour's drive up the motorway or the Danish Riviera's picturesque coast road.

Train - take a DBS train to Helsingør, 45 minutes from Copenhagen Central Station. 

Ferry - take the Sweden to Denmark ferry between Helsingør and Helsingborg.

More information about Kronborg Castle

Explore royal North Sealand

North Sealand is home to fabulous beaches, world famous Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and some of Denmark's most historic castles, including Hamlet's Kronborg in Elsinore.