Kronborg Castle in Elsinore
Ideal for a day trip

The cultural pearl Elsinore in royal and historic North Zealand

45 minutes by train from central Copenhagen. That's all it takes to go on a historic adventure to the cultural harbour city of Elsinore in the North Zealand region. And here are some of the reasons why you won't regret going. 

Learn more about Elsinore

There's more to Elsinore than its famous castle and the Maritime Museum. A rich cultural life, good food and more. Learn more about this historic city and what it holds now.

How to get there

The 40 minutes train ride along the coast from Copenhagen is simple and scenic.

Summer charm in Hornbæk

The cozy village of Hornbæk is the epitome of relaxed beach life and located a 28 minutes coastal train ride from Elsinore.

Elsinore in 30 seconds

Other must-do's in Elsinore

We've picked five things to do and one really good tip that involves free public transport and admission.

Kronborg Castle - UNESCO World Heritage

Kronborg is one of Northern Europe’s finest Renaissance castles. It is world-famous as Hamlet’s and Shakespeare’s castle and is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Transport and admission included with a Copenhagen Card

Kronborg Castle, M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark and 85 other attractions and museums are included. If you're planning to visit the first two, a Copenhagen Card might be a good idea. Read more here.

Street Food Market in Elsinore - Værftets Madmarked

Street food in rustic, maritime surroundings - The shipyard’s street food market is an informal gathering place, where people of all ages can gather, ...

Hamlet Live every summer

Every summer, Shakespeare's play comes to life and Hamlet and moves back into Kronborg.

The Culture Yard

Kulturværftet - The Culture Yard - Elsinore's shiny cultural pearl and gathering point with North Sealands largest stage, a library, cafe & restaurant...


The sculpture HAN - in English He - is Elsinore's latest edition and has in recent years' been the most debated work of art. On the 2nd of June 2012,...

More inspiration for a day trip out of town

The laid back Copenhagen lifestyle stretches far beyond the city limits. Do like the locals and head for the coast or country to experience, relax and grow.