Elsinore - A cornucopia of history, sights and authenticity

Elsinore is a cultural city with deep historical roots. World famous for Kronborg Castle, Shakespeare's Hamlet and the Sound Dues, which was the basis for the city's prosperity for more than 400 years. In more recent years, the focus has been on the Elsinore Shipyard - today converted to The Culture Yard (Kulturværftet), a dynamic culture house with concerts, theatre, libraries, exhibitions and a shipyard museum.The new cultural harbour, which includes the M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, The Culture Yard and Kronborg Castle, connects the old Renaissance castle with Elsinore's city centre in an inspiring meeting between the past and the present.

Kronborg Castle

Kronborg Castle in Elsinore is one of northern Europe's most important Renaissance castles. Known all over the world from Shakespeare's Hamlet.

M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark

Visit a unique and prizewinning underground museum with Dramatic exhibition design - and all inside the old shipyard!

The Danish Museum of Science and Technology

The Museum is a paradise for curious children and adults. Here are family experiences at full power! You learn all about science, engineering and industry – including aviation.


Discover Øresundsakvariet and the wildlife in the Øresund. Feel a starfish or a scallop in the large touch aquariums or take part in feeding the animals or some of the many other activities.

Attractions in Helsingør

Elsinore is full of beautiful and wonderful attractions that will suit every taste - so come and explore Elsinore with us!


The Culture Yard is the new community centre in Elsinore. It is an exciting building containing a shipyard museum, library, concert hall and changing exhibitions.

Værftets madmarked helsingør

Elsinore street food

Street food in rustic, maritime surroundings

Events in Elsinore

There are a lot of events in Elsinore during the year. This may give you some inspiration.


Elsinore Walk

A DIY guided city tour of Elsinore

Elsinore Girls Marching Band

The Elsinore Girls Marching Band – Helsingør Pigegarde - was created in 1957 and is thus one of Denmark's oldest. The girls march through Elsinore city every Friday from May to September, and from the end of November until Christmas they march as the "Pixie Marching Band".

The Danish Riviera on Bike

Experience North Sealand by bike

Royal North Sealand is full of fantastic bicycling experiences - and it is as easy as just jumping on your bike and pedalling away into the serene sunset

Hits for Kids

Royal North Sealand is for children as well! In the old days it was the playground of the Kings - today all children can try lots of fun things and activities, making the holiday a success at any time of year.

Harbours in Elsinore

The harbors in Helsingør

Helsingør Nordhavn was built as a fishing port and marina of Elsinore in the years 1932-1934 and expanded in the early 1970s to the present size. Elsinore Ports also counts ferry port with "Sundbusserne" and car ferries to Sweden. During the year, provide large cruise ships to the nest out of Elsinore and sailing visiting guests to the royal quay.

Kulturhavn kronborg

Kulturhavn Kronborg

Kronborg fortress and castle, with its historical bastions and ravelins, has been renovated, and the abandoned shipyard has been transformed into a contemporary cultural area - The Culture Harbour (Kulturhavn Kronborg).

The Culture Harbour binds Kronborg Castle and the city while opening Elsinore towards the beautiful Sound - Transforming the area from being dominated by industry to becoming a modern cultural centre with the castle as an international landmark.

The Culture Harbour now offers a unique blend of commerce in the old streets, world-class cultural activities and marvellous recreational possibilities. Elsinore has become a city that within walking distance provides space for quiet contemplation, peace and magnificent cultural experiences of local, national and international appeal.

Havneguide nordsjælland

Harbour Guide

Havneguide.dk helps you discover how and what is relevant to you when you dock in a harbour

Map of Elsinore

Parking in Elsinore

You can park here in Elsinore and find spaces with free parking. Remember, you need a parking disk in Denmark!