Elsinore

Photo: Daniel Overbeck

A cornucopia of history, sights and authenticity. Elsinore is a vibrant and modern cultural city with deep historical roots.

Helsingør, or Elsinore, is world-famous for Kronborg Castle, Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the Sound Dues, which formed the foundation of the city’s prosperity for more than 400 years.

More recently, Helsingør Shipyard served as the focal point of the city. Today it has been rebuilt as Kulturværftet (the Culture Yard), a dynamic cultural centre with concerts, theatre, festivals, the main library and a maritime museum.

In Helsingør Harbour you will find the architecturally fascinating Maritime Museum of Denmark. The harbour connects the old Renaissance castle with the heart of Helsingør, where well-preserved historic houses with quaint backyards are situated alongside an array of shops, cafés and restaurants.

 

Sights and activities

Helsingør is full of history, but it also keeps up with modern developments, which means that here you can experience brand-new and innovative architecture alongside a Renaissance castle, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Find other amazing sights here.

 

Experiences you won’t want to miss

Helsingør offers an incredible array of fascinating sights and experiences all year round. We’ve gathered some of the most interesting ones that you won’t want to miss when visiting Hamlet’s city.

Events in Helsingør and the surrounding area

Helsingør is a very active cultural city with major international festivals and a packed concert calendar at Kulturværftet all year round. Discover music, theatre, exhibitions and talks in and around Helsingør.

Attractions

While in Helsingør, explore a world of attractions such as Kronborg Castle, the Danish Museum of Science and Technology and much more.

Restaurants & Cafés

From street food to delicious coffee to multi-course tasting menus, you’ll always find somewhere to satisfy your taste buds in Helsingør.

Art & Culture

Discover exhibitions and culture at Kulturhavn Kronborg as well as throughout the city.

Accommodations

Choose from magnificent bathing hotels and cosy B&Bs where you can rest, relax and explore Helsingør.

Kronborg Castle

Kronborg Castle, known worldwide as Hamlet's and Shakespeare's castle, is one of Northern Europe's finest Renaissance castles and moreover a UNESCO world heritage site.

M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark

Visit a unique and prizewinning underground museum. This unique experience begins even before you enter the museum. Follow the sloping bridge down into the former dry dock between Kronborg Castle and The Culture Yard and enter a fabulous underground museum, designed by the world-renowned B...

The Danish Museum of Science and Technology

This interactive museum is a paradise for curious children and adults. Here are family experiences at full power! You learn all about science, enginee...

Explore the Sound with the Øresund Aquarium

Meet the sea creatures in the Sound and become more aware of the mysterious life under the sea. The Sound Aquarium is Denmark’s cosiest aquarium, wher...

Elsinore Walk - a cultural promenade

Elsinore Walk is a guided city walk you can do by yourself whenever you want – a free offer extended to all. The walk will lead you through Elsinore’...

Street Food Market in Elsinore - Værftets Madmarked

Street food in rustic, maritime surroundings - The shipyard’s street food market is an informal gathering place, where people of all ages can gather, ...

Elsinore by boat

Maritime transport is part of Helsingør’s DNA. You can take the car ferry with ForSea across the Sound to Helsingborg, or the Sundbussen, which carries pedestrians and cycling passengers. If you are sailing in your own boat, you’ll find excellent facilities here.

Kulturhavn Kronborg

Kulturhavn Kronborg is a unique cultural and event space that connects the city and castle. With its special blend of vibrant commercial life and world-class cultural offerings, it is a one-of-a-kind destination.

Forsea Helsingør-Helsingborg

Take the car, or walk on board when you are going on a day trip to Sweden. With ForSea ferries, the journey takes only 20 minutes, and the battery-driven ferries sail every 15 minutes during daytime. Enjoy a nice break aboard and get the best view of the sister cities Elsinore and Helsing...

Helsingør North Harbor

Helsingør Nordhavn (North Harbour) is a municipal yachting harbour with about 1000 berths. It was built as a fishing port and yachting harbour by the municipality of Helsingør in the years 1932-1934 and was in the beginning of the 1970 extended to its present size.Nordhavnen has an authent...

Harbour Guide

Find information about which facilities are available in the Helsingør harbours.

Sundbussen Helsingør - Helsingborg

Sundbussen M/S Pernille is a small ferry which departs every hour directly from Elsinore city centre to Helsingborg city centre. The trip only takes about 20 min. Sundbusserne has a quick and easy connection for pedestrians and bikers. The good atmosphere on board makes every trip an expe...

Practical information

Here you will find useful information for planning and use during your vacation.

Find opening hours at the tourist information, plan your holiday, see the map of the city, how to get around by public transport, read the large holiday magazine for North Sealand, and where to rent a bike? Get answers to this and more here.