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To Be or Not To Be at Kronborg Castle in Denmark

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Posted On 11/19/2020 09:01:13

Denmark | Copenhagen | Helsingor | Kronborg Castle | Helsingborg | Karnan | Ferry | Train | 16th Century Castles

To Be or Not To Be at Kronborg Castle in Denmark


The historic Kronborg Castle is located just north of Copenhagen in the town of Helsingor, Denmark. The sound between Denmark and Sweden in which the original medieval fortress was located is very narrow (less than 3 miles). Because it was (and still is) one of only a few ways to travel between the Baltic and North Seas, the fortress played a key role in controlling the water traffic. Today's castle, known at Elsinore in Shakespeare's Hamlet, is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

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During 2016, our cruise through the Baltic started and ended in Copenhagen, Denmark. Stockholm, Sweden was supposed to be one of our cruise ports, however strong winds prevented the ship from visiting. Instead, we returned to Copenhagen for an overnight stay one day earlier than scheduled.

We were intrigued by Kronborg Castle after the captain of our ship spoke about it, so we decided to visit. We took the train north and walked a short distance to the castle. Before returning to the ship, we took the opportunity to visit Helsingborg, Sweden which was just a short ferry ride away. It was there that the enemy castle, Karnan stood. Although all that remains today is the tower, we loved having the unplanned chance to visit two historic castles in one day!

Which Shakespeare related sites have you visited that you would recommend to others?

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