Kronborg Castle - UNESCO World Heritage
Only a few places in the world are surrounded by as much drama and history as Kronborg Castle. It is world-famous as the setting for Shakespeare’s play Hamlet and is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The 800-year-old market town exudes a unique maritime cultural history that you will not come across anywhere else. If you let go, you have the opportunity to step into a piece of Danish history, strolling through the old cobbled streets and feeling the breath of history from the market town of the past.
Despite Elsinore's historical significance, it's not something you hang on to. In Elsinore, you'll experience local pride, but it's as much set in the present and future as it is in the past.
There is so much to experience and dive into: the coast and natural life are something exceptional in these parts, and it is not difficult to get carried away by the many alluring attractions, events and moods.
No matter how you look at it, then you can’t avoid Kronborg and M/S Søfart. Two of Elsinore’s major institutions, in many ways, tie the history together with the contemporary cultural life which is so alive in Helsingør.
Get an overview of train lines, ferry departures and parking spots.
A few days in Elsinore can be like a conditioner for the soul. There's time for immersion, self-indulgence and presence. There’s no doubt that the city's history carries a certain weight, but if you stroll through the cobbled streets, you'll come across creative forces involved in everything from forward-thinking crafts to gastronomy. And, of course, don't miss out on a dip in the Øresund - whatever the season.
There are plenty of experiences for the whole family to enjoy. Kronborg, M/S Søfart Øresundsakvariet and many more make a virtue of live communication in both children's and adults' heights. There is free play in the beautiful coastal nature and something for all taste buds at the shipyard's food market.
The epitome of relaxed beach life. Some 50 km north of Copenhagen, you’ll find yourself engulfed in surf vibes, good food and amazing coastal nature. Seek out solitude on the endless stretches of sandy beaches all the while, the slow pace of Hornbæk will make you want to stay a little longer.
Activities to get involved in when you're exploring the possibilities for memorable experiences in Elsinore.
If you're visiting Elsinore and the surrounding area, and really want to immerse yourself in all that the city has to offer, we have the solution for you. We have put together a number of walking and cycling routes for you. Explore Elsinore's historic city centre or the magnificent country...
A walk through Elsinore city centre and harbour environment.
You can find more suggestions for walking and cycling routes by visiting the Elsinore Local Guide above.