"Krogen a Powerful Fortress" Top 5 Page for this destination Kronborg by lmkluque

Kronborg Travel Guide: 45 reviews and 162 photos

The Shakespeare Connection

Welcome to my Kronborg page,

Though Krongborg is also a city, I didn't see anything other than the castle while here so my whole focus is my reaction to my first view of a fantastic renaissance structure and the oldest building I've ever seen.

The visit to Konborg Slot was the gift of one of my Danish students. He drove me from Kopenhaven, along the eastern coast of Danmark's Zeeland to Helsingor and this famous castle. Once called, "Fortress Krogen," the renaissance castle in Helsingor, Danmark, was a treat to explore. Kronborg Castle has become a national and historical monument of the Danish people.

Kronberg is situated on the extreme tip of Zeeland, at the seaward approach to the Sound, which at this location is only four kilometers wide, making this a strategic military base.

Kings of Danmark, throughout history have had a hand in creating Kronborg Slot as it is seen today. Even Shakespeare used Kronborg Slot as the model for Hamlet's castle and the play is well connected to the castle's history.

Cross over the first moat and explore the antiquity of a Danish fortress. I did and it was a wonderful discovery.

I hope you enjoy your visit,

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great step into History
  • Cons:Not Enough Time
  • In a nutshell:I'd like to go back and take more time exploring the town.
  • Last visit to Kronborg: Nov 1989
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • wabat's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2015 at 6:53 AM

    Very interesting page on Kronborg or more specifically the castle, Linda.

    • lmkluque's Profile Photo
      Jul 23, 2015 at 11:19 AM

      Thanks Albert! I was lucky to get this far. It was a treat from my student.

  • blueskyjohn's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2015 at 6:27 AM

    Looks like a wonderful castle!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    It would be great to see a performance of Hamlet here -- on location, so to speak.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2010 at 9:12 AM

    Wonderful page. You've been to some fabulous places Linda! I enjoyed another lovely page!

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2006 at 7:01 AM

    Nice page, Linda! It's good to compare impressions from this beautiful castle. I've just finished my own page. Thanks for sharing!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2006 at 10:04 PM

    Interesting finding :-) Mentally unstable King Christian VII had to be almost as dangerous as some politicians, nowadays, I see. Poor queen :-(

  • May 18, 2003 at 12:09 PM

    great page, interesting history

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2003 at 9:56 AM

    Nice job!

  • Jan 30, 2003 at 5:37 AM

    Just 15 years old?
    I love castles!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Dec 31, 2002 at 9:28 AM

    an interesting page & great pics ! Danmark is such an interesting country with beautiful castles !


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