Kronborg Castle | Thomas Rahbek

Kronborg Castle

Kronborg Castle towers above a very narrow promontory between the coasts of Denmark and Sweden. The renaissance castle stands majestically with its spires, towers, columns, sandstone and copper roofs. Kronborg Castle is magnificent renaissance architecture and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Denmark is one of the world’s oldest monarchies, and Kronborg Castle has played a crucial role in the country’s history, nationally and internationally. When Frederick II built Kronborg in the late 1500s, the castle and its extravagant court life were known throughout Europe. In the royal wings, you can see the Ballroom, which was the largest in Northern Europe in its time.

The castle is known abroad as Hamlet’s castle. The English playwright William Shakespeare chose Kronborg as the stage for his world-famous drama about the Danish prince Hamlet. You can follow in Hamlet’s fictional footsteps up onto the bastions.

 

Opening hours:

November - December:
Tuesday - Sunday: 11-16 (closed Mondays)
The castle is closed December 24, 25 and 31.

January - March:
Tuesday - Sunday: 11-16 (closed Mondays)
The castle is closed January 1.

May and June:
Daily 11-16

June - September:
Daily 10-17:30

October:
Daily 11-16

 

Admission price:

June - August:
Adult: DKK 140
Child under 18 years: Free
Student: DKK 130
Group (min. 10 guests): DKK 130 (no participation in the castle’s guided tour options)

November - May:
Adult: DKK 90
Child under 18 years: Free
Student: DKK 80
Group (min. 10 guests): DKK 80 (no participation in the castle’s guided tour options)

(Prices per March 2018)

 

Accessibility at Kronborg Castle:

Unfortunately, Kronborg Castle is not accessible by wheelchair users. It is only possible to enter the courtyard and the shop by wheelchair. If you are interested in a wheelchair accessible attraction, please check out our guide for accessible attractions here.

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