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Kronborg Castle

Kronborg 2 C, Helsingoer 3000, Denmark
+45 41 20 60 94
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Kronborg Castle towers above a very narrow promontory between the coasts of Denmark and Sweden. The renaissance castle stands majestically with its spires, towers, columns, sandstone and copper roofs. Kronborg Castle is a magnificent renaissance castle and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Kronborg Castle is marking this occasion by celebrating Shakespeare's immortal play Hamlet with a cocktail of theatrical adventure, drama and festivities in the magnificent halls of the castle.
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“day trip” (109 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Kronborg 2 C, Helsingoer 3000, Denmark
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+45 41 20 60 94
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"day trip"
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"shakespeare's hamlet"
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"royal apartments"
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"copenhagen card"
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"guided tour"
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"train station"
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"worth the trip"
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"baltic sea"
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"shakespeare's play"
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"train trip"
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"sunny day"
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"interesting history"
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"great visit"
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"minute walk"
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"northern europe"
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Reviewed yesterday

Saw this as part of a tour. Be prepared to walk. Lots to see and guide helped to fill in the blanks of our knowledge of Danish and Swedish history. And you can see Sweden from here.

Thank matous
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Reviewed yesterday

The location is excellent. Also there was live hamlet going on. There is a list of shows/activities through the day. Its a castle where you can easily spend a day. Live Hamlet show was interesting.

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Reviewed yesterday

Read the reviews on here saying it was a good castle. This is true - the rooms are interesting to view and the underground crypt is quite something! A complete surprise however was the Hamlet Live going on throughout the castle in the various rooms....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After a short drive from Copenhagen, we entered Kronborg using the Copenhagen Card. While we were deciding what to do in the courtyard, a person in medieval clothing ran in and shouted to everyone that he had seen something horrible. Turned out he was Yorick...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were guided around the castle at Elsinor, which unfortunately didn’t include an inside visit. We were told that there was nothing left to see inside, the Swedish Vikings had taken everything. This is the castle which inspired Shakespeare to write Hamlet.

Thank upwarduk
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were a group of 8 and this was a private tour with guide. Jo showed us the attic and many places where visitors are normally not allowed. To see the whole castle takes more than the 90 minutes we had allowed. This renaissance castle...More

Thank reise-tanta-di
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Though you have to drive over an hour from Copenhagen, reliving the story of Hamlet in the Kronborg Castle was well worth the time, effort and expense. A guided tour would be helpful to be able to learn about and appreciate the history behind the...More

Thank GM-FLA
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very nice historical place in Denmark . We enjoyed the visit atmosphere , confirmed with actors performed parts from Hamlet.

Thank Marcel H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We spent about 2.5 hours here. We took the 30 minute tour first which was reasonably interesting. The rooms were OK but not well labelled. Actors play scenes from Hamlet in English. It could be more interactive eg with a character in each room greeting...More

Thank Douglas645
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Shakespeare’s Hamlet drew me to the castle, not Danish history, and I’m glad for that otherwise would’ve been let down. There’s some info about the castle’s history but overall it’s minimal compared to what you experience at Christiansborg and Rosenborg. Easy train ride from Copenhagen...More

Thank JamstarBK
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Bill J
12 July 2018|
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Response from CamiiiTravel | Reviewed this property |
Maybe 3-4 hours. The time you spend inside the castle depends on your interest.
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anilBR
10 June 2018|
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Response from DeanAlbertus | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Yes you can, your ticket does allow you a pass out. If you choose to eat lunch in the little town, there is a number of places to choose from and you will not be short on choice. I am however certain that there... More
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Shane G
7 June 2018|
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Response from Myke S | Reviewed this property |
Well I guess you could , but why would you want too...just take the train
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