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Kronborg Travel Guide: 45 reviews and 162 photos



To the north from Copenhagen on to edge of the cape acting directly in the Oresund strait, there is the huge castle Kronborg, whose graceful, covered by copper towers sharply differ from its massive strengthenings.

It seems, that the centuries-old history of the castle is full of contradictions as well. Once there was a royal residence, then - a military garrison, and now - a museum is placed there. However Kronborg became famous first of all owing to two legendary characters.



First of them - Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, the hero of the play of William Shakespeare. Its action is developed in Kronborg though the author called it Helsingor - the name of city which is located at walls of the castle.

The second legendary hero - Holger the Dane, one of the 12 palladines of the famous emperor Charles the Great (742-814). Like the English king Arthur, Holger didn't die, and, according to the legend, he sleeps, but will wake up to protect the native land if it is necessary.


  • Last visit to Kronborg: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated Nov 20, 2006
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  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    Interesting, I never wondered where Hamlet's action took place.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    Sergey, Your page has brought back nice memories of my time here. Thanks!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2011 at 4:04 AM

    Great tips!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2010 at 10:19 AM

    Thanks for sharing such detailed history of this delightful place. I enjoy learning the folklore of such a formidable castle. Excellent page!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2009 at 9:27 AM

    I see it's a splendid place to visit! Thanks for sharing, Sergey! ><><><><

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2009 at 1:24 AM

    Your theories on Shakespeare are interesting (if controversial). Holger the Dane sounds like a formidable bloke.Good photos of the castle. That is King James of Scotland.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2007 at 8:18 AM

    Nice look down Kronborg history :) I don't recall Scotland having a King Jacob but think you mean James!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2007 at 2:51 PM

    Then the kings of Denmark were toll keepers! The princes of Savoie were toll keeper too, for the Alps! Actually toll keeper has always been a good job!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2007 at 3:48 AM

    I love castles and the mighty Kronborg Castle sure impresses. Enjoyed the history of the castle and the story of Holger the Dane. Also thanks Sergey for checking out my Marseille & St. Lucia Estuary pages.

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2007 at 9:05 PM

    Hamlet, castles, princes and kings: so many great stories! Lovely page! Happy Birthday!

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