Kronborg, Helsingoer

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Must see · World heritage site · Castle · Tourist Spot
A place of pilgrimage for Shakespearean scholars from around the world, Kronborg represents one of Europe's most recognizable Renaissance structures and is a World Heritage Site. Built in the 1420s as a stronghold for King Eric VII, the castle shot to fame in the early 17th century when it inspired Shakespeare to use it as a setting for "Hamlet." Follow in Hamlet's footsteps in the soldier's quarters and storerooms, which stretch beneath the castle and contain a famed statue of the legendary Viking chief Holger the Dane. Planning Helsingoer trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • I see from recent Tripadvisor reviews that some people decided not to visit the interior of the castle, but just walked around the grounds, and the lovely town of Helsignør. I would recommend...  more »
  • The castle is beautiful from the outside and is absolutely worth a trip to Helsingor to see. You can access the entire castle exteriors, including the barracks and the beach nearby, for free. There....  more »
  • One of the most interesting castles I've ever been to. Not very opulent or enormous, but very practical. Neat looking storage facilities surrounding the castle. Nice descriptive displays in each room. The cellars are the most interesting part of the castle for me and they are pitch black in a lot of parts. Follow the lighted arrows and don't get lost!
  • You must visit this amazing Castle. You will definitely need a full day ! It’s huge ! The gardens are magnificent. So much to see . Get there early it can get very busy . Take a tour it’s definitely worth it. If you love history you will love exploring this castle. Fabulous day out with the family.

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