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The casemates of Kronborg castle. It was interesting to walk around and listen to the stories of the soldiers and prisoners, who had to live there. The statue of Holger itself is a nice addition but nothing special really. If dungeons is not your thing,...More
It was very interesting to learn about Holger/Ogier the Dane, especially in the setting of the casemates in the Kronborg Castle. He was made famous to Denmark and the Kronborg Castle when Hans Christian Andersen wrote a fairytale based on this legend. When I visited,...More
This statue of Holger is below the castle , take a walk make sure you take a torch though it is very dark .Holger Danske, also called Holger or Ogier the Dane was a fearsome Viking warrior. As you get close the lights to come...More
Holger (or Ogier) the Dane sits asleep in the dark, in the casemates of Kronborg Castle until, legend has it, Denmark is in trouble. Then, he will wake up and defend the mother country. Saw this as part of the free Casemates tour at Kronborg...More
Learn the history of Holger the Dane .... visit the dungeon and on the tour see him .. is he real .. ya gotta visit to really appreciate. This is just one of the many wonderful things you will enjoy inn Kronborg.
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By train. We got the train from Copenhagen Norreport direct to Helsingør (aka Elsinore in Hamlet). Took around an hour. Castle is less than 10-min walk from the station. Town is nice so you may want to factor in some time... More
By train. We got the train from Copenhagen Norreport direct to Helsingør (aka Elsinore in Hamlet). Took around an hour. Castle is less than 10-min walk from the station. Town is nice so you may want to factor in some time for that. We were at the castle for 2-3 hours.