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Kronborg Castle, Denmark
Kronborg Castle is probably the most famous Danish castle, known worldwide from Shakespeare's Hamlet. Not only was it the setting for the famous tragedy but it is one of Denmark's top attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hamlet's spirit is still roaming the hallways of Kronborg today, and every summer you can even experience Hamlet Scenen perform the play on an open air stage in the courtyard. The construction of this outstanding Renaissance castle and monumental military fortress surrounded by considerable fortifications with bastions began in 1574.

Located in a strategically important place commanding the Sund - the stretch of water between Denmark and Sweden, the Royal castle of Kronborg is of tremendous symbolic value to the Danish people and played a key role in the history of northern Europe in the 16th-18th centuries.

The castle houses collections of Renaissance and Baroque interiors as well as a 62-meter ballroom, a very well-preserved chapel and a mythological statue of Holger Danske below the castle are among the main attractions.

The Kronborg Castle has not been inhabited by the royal family since the late 1600's but tourists are always welcome to explore this fascinating fortress.

See it on following tours

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:

7 days

4 cities

1 country

Copenhagen | Odense | Esbjerg | Aarhus

Discover the royal capital of Copenhagen & small fairytale towns of Denmark in a comprehensive land tour covering all main attractions of the land of Danes. From changing of the Royal Guard ceremony in Copenhagen to Fisheries and Maritime Museums in Esbjerg - your Danish adventure will have it all!
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:

9 days

4 cities

4 countries

Copenhagen | Oslo | Stockholm | Helsinki

Discover Scandinavia in all its magnificence with our tailor-made Platinum program which combines luxury and 5-star comfort with rich sightseeing. This private tour itinerary will make for your journey of a lifetime.

E.g., Sep 25 2018