Kronborg Slot

Kronborg Slot, Helsingoer: Hours, Address, Kronborg Slot Reviews: 4.5/5

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
Friday
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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_Wheres_Baldo
Copenhagen, Denmark95 contributions
May 2022
The castle looks great from the outside, but goes downhill once you get in. There's not really a lot of information when you get inside (and most of the furniture is replicas since the original furniture was removed). We downloaded the app, but it only covers a few of the rooms. We've visited around 10 or so castles in Denmark so far, and this might be the least impressive. The best part was actually the casemates underneath the castle.
Written 19 May 2022
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permia
Ireland37 624 contributions
Oct 2021
One of the attractions of the famous fortress is the gallery of performances of Hamlet within his putative castle. Richard Burton in his 1954 role is great as is that other famous thespian John Gielgud.

Having seen the castle numerous times during our daytrip to Helsingør, it was delightful to visit it come evening time when it looked even more evocative.

A procession of fine rooms were on the visit, some with grand tapestries. A Royal Chapel is beautiful with exquisite wood carvings and a grand organ.

Its underground corridors and rooms, casemates, are worth exploring and here Holger Danske is to be seen.
Written 15 May 2022
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ilovecorndogs
Lausanne, Switzerland1 050 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
A nice walk around outside on a beautiful day

The grounds are well kept - the town is also pretty

Cool cannons keep out Swedish invaders and a massive danish flag flies in the wind

A nice 45 minute walk around
Written 18 April 2022
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CarloHelmond
Helmond, The Netherlands586 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
I would rate it as 3.5 stars as it is better than average. The location is very nice. You can also see the Swedish coast. The views on the outside are very nice especially when you get there with the right lighting. The inside is a little disappointing. As the castle was not used all the time a lot of the furniture got mover around so there is not much to see. A lot of the other stuff (fountain, paintings etc) was taken by the Swedes when they occupied the castle for 2 years. Other things were destroyed during a big fire. So besides the history there is not much to see on the inside. Even though we enjoyed walking around this pretty well maintained castle
Written 27 October 2021
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Squidhead
Costa Mesa, CA415 contributions
Aug 2021
I see from recent Tripadvisor reviews that some people decided not to visit the interior of the castle, but just walked around the grounds, and the lovely town of Helsignør. I would recommend visiting the castle interior (especially if you have a Copenhagen Card, which would let you in for free) if you have interest in Shakespeare and history. Enjoy the tapestries, the great ballroom, the casemates (so interesting!) and the various furnished rooms. Save time to explore Helsignør itself, which is worth strolling around. There are also photos of various actors/actresses playing Hamlet characters through the years. The castle is a very nice way to spend an hour or two.
Written 19 September 2021
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AG
Prince William County, VA66 contributions
Sep 2021
The castle is beautiful from the outside and is absolutely worth a trip to Helsingor to see. You can access the entire castle exteriors, including the barracks and the beach nearby, for free.

There is a 145DKK fee ($23.16 USD) to visit inside the Castle. Honestly, I'd completely skip the interior at that price. There are only three places to see: a near-empty "Castle" segment that includes a handful of very beautiful tapestries, but nothing of awe + a "Chapel" that looks nice but, again, is C-list compared to what you can find in the rest of Denmark and a "Dungeon" that consists of a largely empty underground with a few random cut-outs of zombie vikings for kids.

And....that's it.

Personally, if you are going to see Kronborg Castle, I'd recommend you do it before you visit Fredericksborg Castle because the latter is far more ornate and jaw-dropping (especially the Chapel). We did Fredericksborg Castle in the morning and then train-ed to Kronborg in the afternoon. It actually worked well for lighting (great pictures!) but also meant that Kronborg was disappointing after having experienced Fredericksborg.
Written 5 September 2021
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IrishTraveller0
Dublin, Ireland123 contributions
Aug 2021
Visit here after Fredericksborg Castle.
About 25 mins from Fredericksborg Castle\Hillerod train station, trains are twice an hour.
When you leave station you can see the castle in front of you and is about 10/15 minutes walk. Tours are available but only on the black board when you arrive - seemed to be 1pm and 3pm for English tours. There are three main areas to view but little in English.
The caverns under the castle are very poorly lit and with lots of tripping hazards so not good for anyone unsteady or elderly.
The town of Hillerod is lovely and definitely worth walking through on the way back to the station.
Trains are regular to go back to Copenhagen - get the Malmo train, takes about 45 minutes.
Written 25 August 2021
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Ron S
New York City, NY4 977 contributions
Aug 2021
After reading some 1-star reviews we decided to skip visiting the castle itself but rather save some time and money and walk the grounds instead and allocate more time for the visit to the Frederiksborg Slot. We arrived to Helsingor around 8 and it took us a little over an hour to walk around Kronborg and then we went into town to have breakfast (coffeeshops there open at 7 on weekdays). The parking at the peer is free and just a 5-minute walk from Kronborg.
Written 5 August 2021
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NemoTraveler
Aarhus, Denmark415 contributions
Jul 2021
Kronborg Castle dates back more than 400 years and the current castle was built by the Danish King Frederick II and later extended by his son, King Christian IV.

The Castle is located close to the Swedish coast, once part of the Danish Kingdom, and the Danish Kings had a solid income from Sound Dues from the ships passing the Sound.

Today the Castle is a museum and part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage.
During our visit a special exhibition by Jim Lyngvild, "A Royal History", was shown. Jim Lyngvild is a well-known Danish designer and artist and has made a great job creating beautiful costumes for a large number of historic persons. The special exhibition was excellent and on its own worth a visit.

The Castle itself is certainly also a very exciting and interesting sight with something for visitors at all ages. We spent several hours at the Castle and would definitely recommend this great Castle museum.
Written 1 August 2021
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Texas Traveler
Texas147 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
We enjoyed the scenery on the train from Copenhagen, but were sorely disappointed in our visit. There is very little to see in this largely empty site! The initial paintings, while well done with photographic detail, were staged from a modern perspective and they failed to capture the true contemporaneous spirit of the Medieval and Renaissance eras. Not worth the train ticket and price of entry.
Written 13 July 2021
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