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Kronborg Castle

Kronborg Castle
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Type of Attraction
Castles, Palaces, Historic Homes
Interests That Apply
History, Literature, Photography, Outdoors, Architecture
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Price: $15-$20
Is there parking?: Limited
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required Stairs
Notes: Only the chapel is wheelchair accessible.
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Lunch
Restrooms: Available
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Kronborg Castle

Hamlet's Home

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Address: Phone:
Kronborg Slot 2C
Helsingør, 3000
+45 4921 3078


Built in 1574-85, Kronborg Castle is known throughout the literary world as the setting for Shakespeare's Hamlet. The castle, which lies in a strategic position overlooking the entrance to the Sound of Øresund, burnt down in 1629 but was rebuilt in 1637 by Hans van Steenwinckel the Younger. Kronborg contains the 62m-long Knight's Hall - one of the longest halls in Europe - and the famous statue of Holger Danske. Legend has it that when Denmark is threatened, the stone figure will turn into flesh and blood and rise in defence of the kingdom. Visitors to Copenhagen should not miss the opportunity to visit this fantastic Renaissance castle, which is an entry on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: Hours vary by season - check website for current schedule
Visit Time: 1hr-3hr
Average Wait Time: 0-15min
Price: $15-$20


Indoor with no climate control.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Nearest Train or Bus: Helsingør station via Hovedbanegården
Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bus Train
Notes: Direct trains run from Copenhagen Main Railway Station to Helsingør Station. Journey time is approximately 45 minutes. From there, take Bus 803 or 340, or the local train (tram-like) service to Kronborg local station (it is just a platform, not a proper station). Journey time is about 10 or 15 minutes.
Parking Availability: Limited

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