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