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. 

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.

How to get there

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

The Culture Yard

Kulturværftet - The Culture Yard - Elsinore's shiny cultural pearl and gathering point with North Sealands largest stage, a library, cafe & restaurant, exhibition rooms, museum, tourist information and last, but not least, a magnificent view over Elsinore, the Culture Harbour and the UNESC...

What's on in Elsinore?

See The Culture Yard's event calendar which is full of different kinds of events and happenings. From big harbour front concerts like the upcoming one with The Cardigans and other live shows to festivals, creative activities and much more.

Must-do's in Elsinore

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

M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark

Experience award-winning architecture and sensuous exhibitions. The M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark is designed by world renowned BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, and the museum is situated in beautiful maritime surroundings at Kulturhavn Kronborg.

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.

Kronborg Culture Harbour

Project Culture Harbour Kronborg is a new international cultural area that highlights Kronborg's unique location on the edge of the Sound. The pro...

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, ...


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 201...

Beach Hotel Marienlyst

Stay right on the beach at the idyllic spa hotel Marienlyst, where guests have come to relax since 1861. Pamper yourself and your loved ones with spa ...

Elsinore Town Museum

Elsinore's local museum is housed in the former Carmelite Building. Its collections provide a picture of the town's history from medieval and Renai...

Marienlyst Palace

Marienlyst Palace is an architectural gem, located just north of Helsingør with a unique view of the Sound. The palace was built in 1588 by Frederi...

Hotel Hornbækhus

Hotel Hornbækhus lies in the picturesque harbour town of Hornbæk on the northern coast of Sealand, close to nature and beautiful white beaches.

The Danish Museum of Science and Technology

Does your kid dream of becoming a fighter pilot or perhaps of sitting behind the wheels of one of the very first cars? The Danish Museum of Science & ...

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.

Experiences beyond the city limit

Photo: Daniel Rasmussen