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Elsinore

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  • Day457

    Day 458: Kronborg Castle

    May 18 in Denmark

    Today we went an hour or so to north, by train, to check out Kronborg Castle. This is essentially a tollboth castle from the 15th century, situated on a narrow strait between Denmark and Sweden. When constructed, Denmark controlled the opposite shore as well and became very rich from taxes and duties on the shipping passing through.

    It's also famous since Hamlet is (very likely) set here, though Shakespeare himself never visited. It was quite picturesque and interesting to walk around, though there was very little of note left inside and the ~20 euro/person entry fee felt very steep!Read more

  • Day27

    Helsingor : Day 3

    January 13 in Denmark

    To be or not to be a tourist in Copenhagen.

    Our day started with a short walk to the train station and a 40 min train ride to Helsingor to visit Kronborg Castle which was built in 1420. It’s been burned to the ground and rebuilt since, but always maintained its vital position at the head of the Oresund Sound. Ships passing into the Baltic Sea paid tolls at Kronborg Castle and Helsingor which was once one of the most important towns in Europe. The castle was also immortalised by Shakespeare's Hamlet. Whilst this castle is very important it does not appear to have been decorated as elaborately as other castles we have visited. It does have the largest ballroom in a castle in Northern Europe and some very lovely tapestries. We also walked along tunnels under the castle which were a bit spooky as they had very little lighting. The town of Helsingor was like going back in time most of the buildings were built 1500 and 1600.

    We returned back to the hotel late afternoon and later at night had dinner at a Danish restaurant next door Frk Barners Kaelder.
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  • Day26

    Day 23 - Swedens' final hurdle

    June 4, 2016 in Denmark

    Leaving Bastad, we had one more mountain to conquer before a flat, final run to the Danish border. It turned out to be one of the highest and longest climbs of the whole trip, which made for a fitting final challenge for Sweden.

    In fact, the Swedish half of the ride proved to be a kind of 'greatest hits' for the country. We had the mountain, followed by cycle paths along fields and farms, road cycling and forests. We even came close to an 'E' highway on a few occasions, but mercifully avoided it.

    Our final stop in Sweden was Helsinborg - the biggest city we had yet seen, but made enjoyable by the extremely well-developed inner-city cycle paths. After that, we were cueing to cycle into the lower hold of a ferry, chased by freight lorries.

    We read that it was possible to get a nice meal on the ferry, at duty-free prices, but the food turned out to be comparable to an Ikea fast-food hot dog. We ate one, all the same, then rolled off the ferry and round the coast to our campsite. As the campsite was full (and full of sniffy, elderly local campers) we opted to head into the lively town of Helsingor. There we found a Cafe for dinner and some celebratory drinks ahead of our final ride to Copenhagen.
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  • Day2231

    Kronborg

    August 17, 2016 in Denmark

    Kronborg is a castle and stronghold in the town of Helsingør, Denmark. Immortalized as Elsinore in William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, Kronborg is one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe and has been added to UNESCO's World Heritage Sites list (2000).
    Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kronborg
    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jocrZWj4fvs

  • Day12

    Kronborg

    July 2, 2017 in Denmark

    Aka Elsinore--the site of Hamlet, the castle is well restored, and they enact a play based on Shakespeare. Well done. Some pictures are included. First picture is kronborg. Second picture is Polionius (Ophelia's father), king and queen in the Kong's chamber . Third pictures is Hamlet and Ophelia in the queens gallery as Hamlet says "get thee to a nunnery." In the fourth, meet Yorick. In the fifth, Hamlet doesn't kill the king at prayer in the great hall. The whole thing is well done, reflecting both Shakespeare and castle life of the time.Read more

  • Day4

    Schloss Kronborg I

    March 5, 2017 in Denmark

    Schloss Kronborg (dänisch Kronborg Slot; deutsch veraltet Kroneburg) ist eine Festung in Helsingør auf der dänischen Insel Seeland. Kronborg liegt auf einer Landzunge am äußersten nordöstlichen Ende der Insel Seeland. Nur etwa vier Kilometer von der schwedischen Küste bei Helsingborg entfernt, bewacht die Festung die Einfahrt in den Öresund. Bekannt ist das Schloss auch als „Hamletschloss“, da William Shakespeare hier die Handlung seines Schauspiels Hamlet ansiedelte.Read more

  • Day4

    Schloss Kronborg VII

    March 5, 2017 in Denmark

    Nachdem wir uns den Innenhof noch einmal ausgiebig angeschaut haben sind wir in den Shop. Dort habe ich auch schön Geld ausgegeben, unter anderem eine Shakespeare-Tasse, Guidebook, Magnet und diverse Postkarten.

  • Day4

    Schloss Kronborg VIII

    March 5, 2017 in Denmark

    Zu guter Letzt sind wir in die Kasematten ((frz. casematte, von mittelgr. χάσμα chásma „Spalte“, „Erdschlund“, „Erdkluft“ über ital. casamatta „Wallgewölbe“). Ich wunderte mich noch, dass dort ein Automat mit Taschenlampen stand, aber als wir dann weitergingen war es mir klar. Es war ganz schön dunkel!

    In den Kasematten unter Schloss Kronborg befindet sich eines der nationalen Symbole Dänemarks: Holger Danske.

    Der Ursprung dieser mythischen Gestalt geht auf den im Rolandslied beschriebenen Ogier le Danois zurück. Seit 1510 ist Holger Danske in Skandinavien bekannt, seine Geschichte wird durch Christiern Pedersens Kong Holger Danskes Krønike von 1534 und später durch Hans Christian Andersens Märchen Holger Danske (1845) populär. Nach der Legende kehrte dieser unbesiegbare Krieger vom Heimweh geplagt von einem Feldzug nach Dänemark zurück und fiel dort in einen tiefen Schlaf. Sollte das dänische Königreich von einem Feind ernsthaft bedroht sein, dann wird Holger Danske wieder erwachen und in den Kampf ziehen.

    Hans Pedersen-Dan formte 1906 ein Gipsmodell von Holger Danske als Auftragsarbeit für das Hotel Marienlyst in Helsingør. Während die daraus entstandene Bronze keine besondere Popularität erreichte, wurde das Gipsmodell zum Inbegriff des mythischen Holger Danske.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Helsingør, Helsingor, Elsinore, هيليسينكور, Горад Хельсінгёр, Elsinor, Elseneur, Helsingjaeyri, ヘルシンゲル, ჰელსინგერი, 헬싱외르, Elsinör, Helsingioras, Хелсингер, Хельсингёр, Helsingör, เฮลซิงเงอร์, Гельсінгер, 希星加, 赫爾辛格

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