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Review of Kronborg Castle

Kronborg Castle
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Private Hamlet Castle Tour from Copenhagen
Ranked #1 of 42 things to do in Helsingoer
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A great family day out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

We couldn't believe our eyes at first. There were masses of children in well-organised parties at Kronborg Castle (Shakespeare's Elsinore) which does prove that it is an excellent trip for families. Lots to see and do, extensive grounds and you can wave to the Swedes across the water. Quite honestly, if you can afford it, a guided tour is recommended. There is a great sense of history about the place, which was built around 1580. It might have been dark and brooding but the weather was sublime.
But we didn't see Hamlet or Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Much Ado About Nothing is being performed this year for a change.
There are some refreshments available. There are no wheelchair facilities into the castle itself.

Visited August 2014
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A fascinating trip to a Danish Royal Castle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

An interesting place to visit when you are in Denmark. There are free guided tours in english and other languages. You will learn how the Royals got all the riches they have and why a hallway to the grand ballroom was built for the Queen. The interiors are all so awesome and the humourous (no offense meant) secret why the King's prayer place in the chapel is enclosed. I just so loved this castle. Worth the visit.

Visited August 2014
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Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

We only had time to visit the chapel, but we really enjoyed that, and the grounds and castle buildings themselves are very impressive. There was even a girls' marching band performing, and people in period costume roamed the area. "King Frederik II built Kronborg in 1574-1585 at the narrowest neck of the Sound between Denmark and Sweden – the Renaissance counterpart of a modern motorway." Thus, the cannons that surround the castle.

Visited June 2014
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Houston, Texas
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“Beautiful Castle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

You can take rail or drive the coast north from Copenhagen to Helsingoer to visit Kronborg Castle. Either mode of transportation is great because the destination is outstanding. Helsingoer is the closest Danish peninsula between Denmark and Sweden and as such was a valuable defensive position. William Shakespeare wrote his famous tragedy about Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, around 1600 and set the play at Kronborg Castle. The castle offers a very interesting perspective on Danish history, the life style and times of war. The castle did burn in 1629 but has been carefully restored. Well worth your travel from Copenhagen and several hours to explorer.

Visited July 2014
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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Helsingør is a nice old harbor city. Kronborg is the pride of the city . Its very impressive and the location by the sea is amazing. There is a lot activities to do in Helsingør with the kulturdock and the boat museum.

Visited August 2014
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