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Kronborg is a castle in Helsingør, north of Copenhagen. It was immortalized as “Elsinore” in William Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet.”

The castle Kronborg.

On the walk through Helsingor to the castle. Tempting but we didn’t stop.

The castle begins to come into view.

A castle tower with the national flag.

From 1574 to 1585, King Frederick II had the medieval fortress transformed into a magnificent Renaissance castle. One of the most important in Northern Europe, Kronborg was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2000.

Main gate of castle Kronborg.

Ferries pass in the sound in the view from the ramparts. That’s Sweden on the other side.

Fortress wall and castle tower.

No wonder it’s the national bird. They protect all the castles.


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