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Dragon at the steps to Kärnen

We were a group of 15 VT'ers visiting Helsingborg March 31st 2007. After walking around inside and outside of Hamlets Castle we took the ferry to Helsingborg. Here we had lunch near the harbour, and then we had a slow walk through the town to the old fortress Kärnen.
The tower is the only part remaining of a larger Danish fortress (Helsingborg was part of Denmark until 1658) which, along with the the fortress Kronborg on the opposite of Øresund, controlled the entranceway to the Baltic Sea.

Steps to Kärnen

According to Arild Huitfeldt in "Danmarckis Rigis Krønicke" the Danish legend King Frode Fredegod build "Kernen" (Danish spelling) in the year 1, and it is considered the oldest building in Skåne.
We walked all the steps up to Kärnen and saw a beautiful sunset overlooking the town and the sound "Øresund". We were not there in the opening hours, so we could not get into the tower but it was great looking at it from the outside.

Looking at sunset from Kärnen

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Friendly people, good restaurants, nice buildings
  • Cons:Beer and vine is more expensive than in Helsingør
  • In a nutshell:Great sunsets from Kärnen
  • Last visit to Helsingborg: Mar 2007
  • Intro Updated Apr 24, 2007
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  • Redang's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2010 at 2:02 AM

    There in 3 months tomorrow

  • Tuna_ank's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2008 at 8:55 AM

    It will be nice to see there.. :-))

  • johngayton's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2007 at 8:29 AM

    HeHe - and that wasn't "all" the fish that weekend ;) Teaterkatten now has more than trebled its web prescence on Google!

  • agapotravel's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2007 at 5:51 AM

    Ove, this is a beautiful page with great info. The Steps to Kärnen is my favorite picture. The dragon is a little scary, though. :-)

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