Kronborg : Home of Hamlet, immortalized by Shakespeare. One of three Danish UNESCO sites. The four-wing castle is a masterpiece of Danish renaissance architecture.
The copper-covered towers and spires adorning the building and the church gable are especially impressive.
One can visit the Royal Chambers, the church and the ballroom (the longhest room of its kind in Northern Europe) and the underground casemates.
Every summer (June-August) Hamlet and his family take up residence ind the castle during "Hamlet Live"
In the second week of August the "Shakespeare Theater Festival" takes place at a scene outside the castle.
Maritime Museum of Denmark (M/S Søfart) : One of Denmark's most talked about and spectacular museums. Situated in front of Hamlets Castle is the shape of a huge skip, built underground and surrounding the ports old dry dock.
Visionary presentation the story of Denmark as one of the worlds leading shipping nations in dramatic settings of films, soundscapes and models. Do not miss!!
The Culture Yard : Elsinores multicultural house:
The Ship Yard Museum, public library, café, free acces to internet, international newspapers and computers.
From the outside the sail-inspired facade of glass and steel present a modern sculpted apperance. Inside the old shipyard buildings are preserved as a historial core; you will find ra concrete walls, exposed ceiling beams, magnificnet windows and balconies facing the harbour.
The amount af visitors has been stedadily rising. In 2015 the total exceeded 700.000 guests.
The Sculpture HAN (meaning HE): On the far end of the pier in front of the Culture Yard you will find the sculpture HAN (meaning HE in english).
The young male in polished steel was created by the world famous artists duo Elmgreen & Dragset and it has become a landmark for Kulturhavn Kronborg and Elsinore.
HAN is a clear referance to the classic "Little Mermaid" in Copenhagen.
Old Town Elsinore: Elsinore is the only major Danish city that only have lived by the sea and not of its hinterland. The town was founded in the 1200s.
Elsinore's old town is full of history. The city is shaped by the prosperity that followed with the Sound Dues, and a trek through Elsinore's old town center offers a good insight into the city's history.
The cityscape is characterized by beautiful Gothic town houses, neoclassical mansions and well-equipped buildings from the late 1700s.
Stengade is the pedestrian street is lined with shops, cafes with outdoor seating.