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  • Day42

    Helsingør, Denmark

    July 3, 2019 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Day 2 We took the train to Helsingør, also known as Elsinore, a port city in eastern Denmark. Staff at Central Station recommended this trip to us. It was a lot bigger than we expected. Overlooking the Øresund strait, the 15th-century Kronborg Castle provided the setting for Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Nearby, the M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark illustrates 600 years of Danish seafaring history. On the pier is “Han,” a polished steel sculpture of a man. Lots of clothes and jewellery stores and cafés - lots of tourists too, but not enough to be uncomfortable. It is a beautiful port and well worth the visit. It has a regular ferry service to Sweden which we were tempted to take but we thought you probably needed to show passports and we didn't have ours with us. It only takes about 15 minutes to get to Sweden - you can see it from the port. It was a lovely day for our last day in Denmark, cold and windy again, but lovely!
    Tomorrow, we make our way to the Cruise Terminal to begin our 9-day Baltic cruise.
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  • Day27

    Helsingor : Day 3

    January 13, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    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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  • Day457

    Day 458: Kronborg Castle

    May 18, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    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!
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  • Day26

    Day 23 - Swedens' final hurdle

    June 4, 2016 in Denmark ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    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


    August 17, 2016 in Denmark ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    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).
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  • Day4

    Kronborg Castle

    January 27, 2019 in Denmark ⋅ ❄️ 1 °C

    The main reason to come here was to see Kronborg castle. It's basically another palace where the royals of Denmark used to hang out. Also probably the castle from Shakespeare's Hamlet.

    Most of the nice stuff was stolen by the Swedish apparently, also the tower was closed due to "safety" reasons or something, you can imagine how disappointed I was. I wasn't disappointed with the cellars though, they were really dark and lit very lightly with paraffin lamps. It was spooky, a lot darker than the photos make it look. Also Holger Danske a Danish hero sleeps there until Denmark is threatened by enemies, he'll then wake-up and grab his sword.Read more

  • Day4

    Maritme Museum

    January 27, 2019 in Denmark ⋅ ❄️ 1 °C

    Last stop was the maritime museum. It covered a lot of stuff including trade, life of a sailor, how to navigate, the girls in every port, and war.

    Best bits were the interactive trading games, the first was old school and you took a book and bought things and walked to the next port to sell them, I seemed to go skint playing that. The other trading game though I kicked those kids butts and got 4th highest score of the day. The three above me were probably adults with degrees in ship trading.Read more

  • Day13


    September 5, 2020 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Hamlet-Schloss & Schifffahrtsmuseum 🏰⛵

    Das Schloss haben wir uns nur von außen angesehen, dafür waren wir aber im Schifffahrtsmuseum. Das war echt ganz cool gestaltet. 🚢 Schon krass wie die Menschen es früher geschafft haben mit ihren Schiffen durch die Meere zu kommen. 🌍

    Anschließend sind wir durch die Stadt gelaufen 🏘️ ein paar schnuckelige Gassen waren auch hier zu finden, aber im Großen und Ganzen nichts Besonderes.
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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