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One sunny day I was going by train from Copenhagen to Helsingør in Denmark. And while being there I've discovered that Sweden is so close to that shore, that I just couldn't miss the oportunity to go there;-) I took a ferry from Helsingør in Denmark to Helsingborg in Sweden (quite similar names, isn't it?). The distance was really short and it took me only about 15 minutes to get to the another shore.
Many people were going to Helsingborg and back. I guess, it's because of the shortest distance between these two countries. And it's very simple to take a ferry to Sweden from Denmark or from Denmark to Sweden just for to have a nice afternoon there.

I've got a comment from VT member Sjalen on my Helsingborg page. As she's Swedish, it's an important one, as it discovers the real reason why Swedish go to Denmark so often :-)

Sjalen Thu May 5, 2005 01:43 EEST
People cross the strait to buy cheap Danish beer! :)

HISTORY & FACTS: The 21 May 1085 is counted as Helsingborg’s official birthday. This is when the town was first mentioned, in a deed of gift from the Danish king, Knut the Holy, though people had already been living here for a considerable time before this. Strategically it was a well-chosen point from where the narrowest part of the Sound could be controlled.
Helsingborg celebrated its 900th anniversary in 1985.

Helsingborg has a population of close to 118,000 inhabitants and is thereby Sweden's 9th biggest community. About 85,000 people reside in the town itself. For many years Helsingborg was just a small town, but thanks to the railways and a new harbour a strong expansion took place around the middle of the 19th century. Helsingborg is situated at the narrowest part of the strait between Sweden and Denmark and the distance across the water to Helsingör in Denmark is not more than 4km. Helsingborg is a trading centre, the harbour is the second largest in the country and the European highways E4 and E6 cross one another just outside the town.

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  • Pros:Just 4km by ferry to Denmark from there...
  • In a nutshell:Nice and cosy town...
  • Last visit to Helsingborg: Mar 2005
  • Intro Updated Aug 19, 2005
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  • annase's Profile Photo
    Feb 29, 2008 at 6:48 AM

    V good tips. Thanks for those.

  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2005 at 5:29 AM

    Very interesting (and pretty) historic town.. Good pages.

  • Sjalen's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2005 at 3:43 PM

    People cross the strait to buy cheap Danish beer! :) Nice page.

  • LanaFromRiga's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2005 at 7:41 AM

    Drunk ducks... hm-m-m, seems they are really dangerous :-)

  • jto's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2005 at 2:35 PM

    Oh Helsingborg looks nice. Ive just been to the harbor area in Helsingborg. Really nice page. What a shame ive been missing Helsingborg.

  • Gili_S's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2005 at 1:05 PM

    I saw this place so many times from. . . the train ;-) I guess the next time I will be with my car.


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