Things to see and do - Elsinore
Unmissable tourist sites
Elsinore Travel guide
Elsinore : Michelin's recommendations
Helsingør, 45km north of Copenhagen (København), is a busy tourist and commercial centre as well as a thriving port. It owes its prosperity to its strategic position beside the strait that separates Denmark from Sweden, with the Swedish port of Helsingborg only 4km away. Its castle, Elsinore, a symbol of Danish sea power, is known across the globe as the setting chosen by Shakespeare for his tragedy Hamlet.
Tourist attractions Elsinore : Things to see and do
Kronborg 2C DK - 3000 Helsingør
King Erik of Pomerania decided to take advantage of Helsingør's strategic position at the entrance to the narrow strip of water linking the North Sea and the Baltic. And so, in 1427 he introduced Sound Dues, a duty imposed on all passing ships, and b..
Stengade DK - 3000 Helsingør
Helsingør's old town has retained a number of carefully restored timber-framed houses. Rich merchants and shipbuilders favoured the area around the harbour whereas craftsmen and sailors lived on the outskirts. Much of the old town has been pedestrian..
Sct. Annagade 12 DK - 3000 Helsingør
Now Helsingør's cathedral, St Olaf's Church, built between 1200 and 1560, stands at the junction of Sankt Anna Garde and Skt Olai Gade. Its furniture is mostly Renaissance and Baroque. The altarpiece and the font are particularly noteworthy.
Klosterrisvej 4, Havreholm DK - DK - 3100 Hornbæk
This 19th-century castle enjoys a scenic natural setting 5 km from Hornbæk and Dronningmølle. Its free leisure facilities include a seasonal outdoor pool, golf course and 4 tennis courts. Hotel Havreholm Slot combines traditional architecture with m..
Strandvejen 258, Skotterup DK - 3070 Snekkersten
Located by Snekkersten Beach, this hotel offers free parking and guest rooms with a flat-screen TV and free WiFi access. Helsingør city centre is an 8-minute drive hotel. All the individually decorated guest rooms at Hotel Villa Brinkly have garden ..
Saunte Bygade 50 DK - 3100 Hornbæk
This 1914 castle is only 3.5 km from central Hornbæk and the Øresund Strait. Sauna and pool access is free. Rooms feature canopy beds, antique furniture and rich fabrics. Some of Sauntehus Castle Hotel’s charming rooms have a balcony. Many include f..