Port Profile: Helsingør, Denmark

Learn everything you need to know about cruise destinations under Avid Cruiser’s Port Profiles section (you’ll find a tab above on the navigation bar). Each week, we’ll provide one or more port profiles for those are planning trips or for those who need inspiration to do so. Today’s feature, historic Helsingør, Denmark.

Helsingor, Denmark

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You could approach Denmark’s tenth largest town at least two different ways. For the occasional visitor, the most common way to experience Helsingør (or Elsinore) is perhaps to visit Kronborg Castle – rendered legendary status as the home of Hamlet. One might guess that over the years at least some of those involved in the local tourism industry have had reasons to express their gratitude toward William Shakespeare.

The castle is of course a must-see for many visitors – and for good reasons. Wonderfully situated by the sea, the interiors of the Kronborg Castle bear witness of artistic eras such as the Renaissance and the Baroque. The fact that Hamlet has been performed in the courtyard several times has perhaps also helped create a special atmosphere here. Read our full port profile of Helsingør, Denmark.

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