Helsingor (Helsingør)

Kronborg Castle
Kronborg castle ♥♥ is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Helsingør, which can be reached via regional train in about 45 minutes from Copenhagen. The castle is big and imposing, but somehow does not reach the status of outstanding, in our opinion. People more fond of Shakespeare than us may find it more remarkable, it being considered the setting of Hamlet. You can traverse several different routes through castle’s wings, with two of them ending at the same common point. It is also possible to walk along the fortifications. The rooms are sparsely furnished and decorated. Seven remaining original tapestries are all displayed in a single room. Guided tours are offered throughout the day, including a free introductory tour in English every hour on the 30′.

The rest of the town is pleasant enough, but without especially renowned features.

Places to Eat

While in Helsingør, we lunched at Café Olai in the center. You order at the bar from an extensive menu, and then get your dishes via waitress delivery. Despite being very busy, it turned out to be fairly quick and efficient. The food is not bad either. The place is very popular, possibly on account of few similar eateries present in the tourist center. Our damage: DKK 250 for a one-dish-per-person lunch.

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