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Helsingor
Travel Guide

Helsingør has a lot to offer culture lovers. A world-famous castle, a shipyard that´s been given a whole new life, and one of the country’s longest-running girls’ marching bands give the city a unique historic character.

As you come into the Øresund strait you will see Kronborg Slot (Kronborg Castle) – probably the city’s biggest attraction – which you definitely mustn´t miss during your stay in Helsingør. The old castle and fortifications were built in 1574 by Frederick II, but Kronborg’s history goes all the way back to 1420, when Eric of Pomerania built the Krogen fortress to control ships passing through the Øresund. The castle was made a World Heritage Site at a UNESCO conference in Cairns, Australia, and it is one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe.

The castle is famous around the world for its role in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Join the

‘I Hamlets fodspor’ (‘In Hamlet’s Footprints’) tour and be guided by Hamlet’s friend, Horatio, who will tell you the dramatic story. Guided tours are given in both Danish and English.

Helsingør is Zealand’s third largest urban area after Copenhagen and Roskilde and is located in northeast Zealand. You can easily take a short trip to Helsingborg in Sweden on the Sundbussen M/S Pernille – a ferry for cyclists and pedestrians – which takes 20 minutes from city centre to city centre. On board, you can eat fantastic open sandwiches, pick up some bargains and enjoy the view from the sun deck. There is also live music every Friday and Saturday.

Also visit Kulturværftet (The Culture Yard) during your weekend break in Helsingør. This former shipyard now houses a modern centre for cultural innovation and is a place to get together, to experience new things and to deepen one’s understanding of culture. You can visit the Værftsmuseet (Yard Museum), exhibition rooms and various workshops as well as grab a bite in the café or restaurant.

Drum along when Helsingør Pigegarde (Helsingør Girls’ Marching Band) marches through the town every Friday from May to September. The mixed harmony orchestra and drum corps was founded in 1957 and is one of Denmark’s oldest. The Marching Band is composed of 120 girls aged 8-21 years old, and it has taken part in many competitions abroad. The Helsingør Girls’ Marching Band turns into the ‘Nissegarden’ (‘Elf Marching Band’) during Christmas time.

Travelling to Helsingør from Copenhagen takes approximately 45 minutes by car or by train. Copenhagen Airport serves flights to and from many major cities across the United Kingdom, including London, Edinburgh and Manchester. Try to arrive on a sunny day – when Kronborg Castle is at its most stunning.

Step into history in the ancient castle, experience contemporary culture and even squeeze in a trip to Sweden during your holiday in Helsingør.

Danhostel Helsingør Vandrerhjem
Danhostel Helsingør Vandrerhjem
4 out of 5
Nordre Strandvej 24, Helsingor, Sealand
The price is £52 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr
Situated in Helsingor, this beach hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Gummistranden, Julebæk Strand and Museum for Sofart. Saint Olai's Church and Kronborg Slot ...
4.2/5Excellent! (58 reviews)
"The four bunk-bed room with private bathroom was pretty reasonable. What was unfortunate, and must have been in the fine print somewhere that was not obvious to us, is that the room charge does not include the linen. If you have a longer stay, then you can still have decent savings, but for just ..."

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2020

Danhostel Helsingør Vandrerhjem
Marienlyst Strandhotel
Marienlyst Strandhotel
4 out of 5
Nordre Strandvej 2, Helsingor
The price is £291 per night from 16 May to 17 May
Located in Helsingor, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Museum for Sofart and Kronborg Slot. Louisiana Museum of ...
4.3/5Excellent! (989 reviews)
Incredible place to give mind and body a break
"The hotel is beautiful, well maintained, very clean and the view and access to the beach are incredible. We had dinner at 1861, the food was delicious and the staff were very friendly. Our room was nicely decorated and very spacious; the only thing that I didn’t like was the blanket, even though ..."

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2020

Marienlyst Strandhotel
Hotel Hamlet
Hotel Hamlet
3 out of 5
5 Bramstræde, Helsingor
The price is £83 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr
Located in the heart of Helsingor, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Kronborg Slot, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ferry Terminal and Louisiana Museum of Modern ...
3.5/5Good! (62 reviews)
It could be a very nice hotel but ......
"The daily room service was adequate, but the hotel need a major general cleaning. There are areas that obviously have not been cleaned for a long time. This includes fixtures in the bathroom. It was also extremely unappealing to see the fire escapes that covered with mega amounts of bird droppings ..."

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2020

Hotel Hamlet
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2 bedroom accommodation in Helsingør
2 bedroom accommodation in Helsingør
Søndre Strandvej, Helsingor, Hovedstaden
Situated in Helsingor, this holiday home is within 2 miles (3 km) of Snekkersten Strand, Saint Olai's Church and Museum for Sofart. Kronborg Slot and Gummistranden ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Traumhaft gelegenes Hideaway mit toller Innenausstattung!
"Das Wasser direkt vor der Tür, Meerzugang über privaten Steg mit 2 Abgängen in stehtiefes Wasser, 2 hauseigene Kayaks, traumhafte Terrasse, geschmackvoll eingerichtetes Haus!"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2018

2 bedroom accommodation in Helsingør
1 Bedroom Accommodation in Helsingør
1 Bedroom Accommodation in Helsingør
Ndr. Strandvej 2 F, lejl., Helsingor, Hovedstaden
Situated in Helsingor, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Gummistranden and Museum for Sofart. Kronborg Slot and Saint Olai's Church are also ...
1 Bedroom Accommodation in Helsingør
1 Bedroom Accommodation in Helsingør
1 Bedroom Accommodation in Helsingør
Ndr. Strandvej 2 F, Lejl., Helsingor, Hovedstaden
Situated in Helsingor, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Gummistranden and Museum for Sofart. Kronborg Slot and Saint Olai's Church are also ...
1 Bedroom Accommodation in Helsingør
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