Denmark is said to be one of the finest and oldest places in the world which is home to some destinations that are fine examples of its dynamic history and culture. Popularly known as the Home of Hamlet, Elsinore is a port city located a mere 45 minutes away from Copenhagen.
It is considered to be one of the best tourist attractions in Europe. It is the evergreen tourist spot for all seasons, but in the summer, many visitors come to visit this beautiful historic city. In fact, it is one of the top 3 destinations for destination wedding and one of the top 3 destinations for the foreign couples that want to get married in Denmark.
One of the great experiences is the ferry ride that runs between Helsingborg and Elsinore (departure every 20 minutes) it makes one’s journey to this beautiful place a breeze!
Once you get into Elsinore (HelsingØr in Danish), you will be walking along small shops, cobbled streets, cheese stores and amazing monuments!
If you are planning to visit this city, here is the list informs about the top five tourist attractions that you shouldn’t miss:
- Kronborg’s Castle:
It is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. It is the base of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Talking about the northeast of town, in Øresund, the towering structure is clearly visible from afar. As a matter of fact, a fortress built around 1420 by Eric of Pomerania sits here. It also consists of a four-winged building with a circumscribed inner courtyard which was built between 1574 and 1584 under Frederick II. It got rebuilt by King Christian in 1640 followed by a renovation in 1940. The great Ballroom of Knight’s Hall is situated in the North Wing and the display of superb tapestries in the West Wing.
The Culture Yard: If you are exploring Elsinore with respect to Denmark’s culture, then you must visit this place. It covers 13,000 square miles in area; it holds exhibitions and activities for all age groups such as, library, stage, museum, etc. Hence, it is perfect for you.
- Mary’s Church:
It’s about 150 meters north of St. Olaf’s Church, in the centre of Helsingor, on Saint Anna Gade. As it is built in the late Middle Ages, the church boasts of a fine interior and a magnificent organ. Dietrich Buxtehude (1637 -1707) was the organist here in the 1660s and lived nearby St. Anna Gade. It is now reputed and one of the best-guarded the monasteries in Scandinavia.
- National Maritime Museum of Denmark: It’s said to be one of the finest places to find Denmark’s seafaring legacy. You can find it beside Kronborg Castle and it is built by famous Danish architects known as the Bjarke Ingels Group. It has the collections which are dedicated to the country’s rich maritime history.
- Fredensborg Palace:
It’s situated about 15 kilometers southwest of Elsinore. It has the Italian Baroque architectural design (the early 1700s). It was originally built to honor the wars in the north, which finally came to an end in 1722. The garden consists of several statues which are a must watch while on the go.
Apart from the above information about the top places in Elsinore, you will also find several hotels which will help you to stay near these renowned structures at reasonable prices. So, if you have decided to visit Elsinore this summer, don’t forget to document the places that you have visited that are not included in this list! Do share those as who knows, they might come in handy to some other frequent backpacker! Also, you can get married at this amazing place.
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