Kronborg Slot
Kronborg Slot
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Kronborg is a must-see! “Hamlet’s Castle” is a magnificent experience with soaring towers, a huge ballroom, damp casemates and just 40 minutes from Copenhagen. At the narrowest neck of the sound, between Denmark and Sweden, the medieval fortress merges with the magnificent Renaissance castle and there are few sites in the world where so much drama and history is gathered in one place. Mythical hero Holger the Dane’s mighty sword meets Shakespeare’s equally mighty pen, as the spirit of Hamlet glides through the castle. No wonder this extraordinary place is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
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  • Jeff K
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2,132 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Castle + Short Tour
    My wife and I visited here as a day trip from Malmo, Sweden (train + ferry). I usually find castles to be somewhat dull and overrated. Not this one - it was very interesting. The castle is in good condition with detailed signs in English. We caught the 15-minute English tour. It was very well done and extremely informative. It really made our visit and in only 15 minutes. You definitely should take the tour if you visit. Highly recommended.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Jseales
    Morris, Minnesota24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best day
    This was my favorite stop on our trip. Very interactive, we felt like we got to explore the entire castle - including the casements! Actors portrayed characters from Hamlet and welcomed questions about their characters and storyline. We spent so much time here - my teenagers loved it!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Giorgio B
    Lund, Sweden958 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Now with a live immersion into historical drama
    I had visited Kronborg over 5 years ago with my family and recently, with friends staying in Scania for a while, I took the opportunity to take them, too. The castle is of course the same: there has been some maintenance here and there, but it is still the jewel from where Danish monarchs lined their polity's pockets thanks to transit duties applied to any vessel sailing in the Öresund. The big difference - this time - was that, compared to our previous visit, which included a guide taking us across the various rooms and halls, at different locations we were met by actors playing the roles of Claudius, Gertrude and, of course, Hamlet himself. They were vying in turn for the visitors' favour, and the visitors had received ballots on which they should indicate their preference for one of the three characters as the true pretender to the throne of Denmark. The actors were top class and very entertaining, and it was a joy to see how especially the children visiting were enthralled by their performance. A very enjoyable visit overall.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 22 July 2023
  • drlambda
    Oslo, Norway120 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating place to visit (but plan to eat elsewhere)
    Impressive building and nice with a short 15 min monologue in English to give a little background. Some nicely presented rooms and some interesting history. Lots of potential if they should wish to take inspiration from places like Warwick Castle in the UK… but then this place is much cheaper. The coffee shop outside the castle was closed and the only one inside sold frozen sausage rolls heated in an air fryer or cookies in plastic. Don’t come for the food… but this caste really is a must visit. If you’re here then I’d recommend coming in the morning then going to Louisiana museum of modern art afterwards. A perfect day trip from Copenhagen!!!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Niamh647
    Monaghan, Ireland19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful castle - the adjoining town well worth a visit too!
    What an amazing castle. This is a must see if you're visiting Copenhagen! It is a 35/40min train ride away from the city, the train tickets are easily accessible from the dot app. The castle is steeped in history and is just stunning. The castle and the city of Elsinore around it is just so stunning and has a wonderfully quaint atmosphere. The day that we visited the castle wasn't too crowded and it was a really comfortable visit. If you are at all claustrophobic I would avoid the lower casemates but what a treat to imagine how horrible life as a prisoner would be in the castle. It is well recreated with very dim lights - we used the lights on our phones to guide us through the pathways but all is well signposted. While there is a lot to see and do in Copenhagen I would definitely recommend spending a half day here to enjoy everything Elsinore has to offer. I would also recommend a visit to the food market which is just a stones throw from the cultural centre and harbour next to the castle. The food on offer there was fantastic. My personal favourite was Adado the Argentinian grill. Their beef steak with parmesan chips (fries) were absolutely divine! A visit to Elsinore would not be complete without a visit to Lynheims Efte Ole Jensen's cheese shop on the main pedestrianised street. It is a 3 min walk from the train station and a very easy pit stop on your way back to Copenhagen.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Coryy20
    Port of Spain, Trinidad5,524 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive
    This castle a long drive from the city center but was so worth it. At the back of this castle is the sea and to the front to enter a lake crosses it. The premises is very big and it will take some time to walk the complete perimeter. The castle is very big and has an aura about it. It was during winter and very windy so my visit was less than an hour. It was really worth the drive. I can only imagine how beautiful this area is during the summer, especially with the sea at the back of it. It is a definite must see.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 August 2023
  • Jen H
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A highlight
    The highlight of my recent trip and well worth a day out of Copenhagen. I used the Copenhagen Card for free entry - however much a ticket would usually cost, I guarantee it's worth it! Particularly enjoyed exploring the case mates below ground where Holger Danske sits - great fun even as an adult! The 145 spiral stairs up the cannon tower are not for those with aching legs! Gift shop is reasonably priced.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 September 2023
  • Candice M
    Athens, Ohio22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great 1/2 day or full day trip
    There was plenty to do and see at the castle. The view at the top of the tower was definitely worth the 145 steps up. And the castmates were really cool to see. We did a quick half day trip from Copenhagen and the train rides out and back were easy. Train took about 45 min. Would recommend!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 September 2023
  • David N
    Brisbane, Australia1,748 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic castle in a beautiful location
    We visited Kronborg Slot recently and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The castle is well preserved and sits in a beautiful location on the ocean looking towards Sweden. The moat is also outstanding as is every aspect of the castle
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 September 2023
  • MAM
    306 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Always enjoy this castle
    Visited here during our two week road trip of Denmark. I have been here numerous times but one in our party had never been here. Especially enjoyed the tower, the climbing, as well as the gorgeous vistas. We always enjoy the dungeon, but several in our party struggle with mobility so we were unable to enjoy the entire dungeon.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 October 2023
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Andreea Domes
Klagenfurt, Austria1,775 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
One of the most beautiful castles we have seen. The view to the sea is to die for. Really amazing experience that I recommend.
Written 6 May 2024
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Comets01
Cardiff, UK322 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Worth a visit. Take a guided tour to hear the history - a key part of Danish royalty and the importance of the location to guard against attackers.
Written 4 May 2024
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Jonathan W
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Interesting place to visit. The underground section was amazing. Would definitely visit in winter, looks amazing with ice and snow.
Written 18 February 2024
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NicanorRosario
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic1,208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Simply amazing, and the place to visit while on Helsingør.

It's not only the castle that inspired Hamlet, but it's full of story, amazing architecture, art, and history.

Words don't make it justice
Written 30 January 2024
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McCloskey13
Ireland77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
A well looked after castle full of history. It was well laid out and easy to navigate around. I was there on a bad day so the views weren’t so great, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Being in the casements by myself was also completely terrifying…. never moved so quickly in my life.
Written 22 December 2023
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Chang Percy
Taipei, Taiwan488 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
It is well preserved. Paintings in the Grand Ball Room are fabulous. Tapestries in the Little Room are brilliant. The view at the top of the tower is spectacular. The WiFi connection is good.
Written 28 October 2023
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MAM
306 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Visited here during our two week road trip of Denmark. I have been here numerous times but one in our party had never been here. Especially enjoyed the tower, the climbing, as well as the gorgeous vistas. We always enjoy the dungeon, but several in our party struggle with mobility so we were unable to enjoy the entire dungeon.
Written 18 October 2023
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vegetarian-girl
Austin, TX514 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Part of Copenhagen Card, the train and museum provided a wonderful excursion out of the city. We did the free tour as the castle is huge. Very interesting. Not as ornate as Rosenborg. Both wonderful to visit.
Written 8 October 2023
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David N
Brisbane, Australia1,748 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We visited Kronborg Slot recently and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The castle is well preserved and sits in a beautiful location on the ocean looking towards Sweden. The moat is also outstanding as is every aspect of the castle
Written 1 October 2023
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gnadivi
Renton, WA436 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Before visiting Kronborg Castle, I actually read Hamlet for the first time to better understand the connection between the Shakesperean play and the fortress. It provided me with the most context when climbing up the 145-step spiral staircase leading to the watchtower, called "Cannon Tower". This is where the opening scene of Hamlet takes place, when two soldiers (Bernardo & Francisco) discuss seeing the ghost of Hamlet's recently murdered father. I didn't see any ghosts myself while I was up there, but I did get a lovely view of Sweden across the Øresund Strait. Kronborg Castle has an interesting history of its own and is worth a visit, but wear comfortable shoes because you'll be doing plenty of walking.
Written 28 September 2023
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