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.

Map of Elsinore

Events in Elsinore

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


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.

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.


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.

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 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.