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Helsingor

Country
Denmark
State
Region Hovedstaden
City
Helsingor
Type of Location
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

Airports nearest to Helsingor are sorted by the distance to the airport from the city centre.

Helsingborg Harbour Airport (distanced approximately 5.5 km)
Hoganas Airport (distanced approximately 17 km)
Landskrona Viarp Airport (distanced approximately 19 km)
Angelholm Airport (distanced approximately 31 km)
Vaerlose Mil Airport (distanced approximately 35 km)

By Train

Helsingor Station often known as Helsingor Station is a railway station in Helsingor in North Zealand.The station is the terminus.The track at Hornbaek and Gilleleje.From the station you have direct access to the Scandlines ferry terminal (Helsingor-Helsingborg).The ferry terminal as it stands today is built in 1991, when the then DSB Rederi merged with SweFerry / SFL.It is decorated by Bjorn Norgaard.

By Ferry

Take the ferry from Helsingborg.The trip takes about 20 minutes and the ships run at least every hour 24/7.Daytime there is a departure every 15 minutes.There are currently two ferry companies between Helsingor and Helsingborg.Single passenger tickets costs a reasonable 20-25 kroner per adult while car tickets are much more expensive, 280-375 Kr internet discounts often available.Unless you are bringing a car, reservations are never necessary and even with a car, you'll rarely have to wait more than 20 minutes without a reservation and most times you can drive straight on board.

By Car

The motorway E47/E55 from Copenhagen ends in Helsingor it's a 50 kilometer drive taking around 40 minutes outside of rush hours.Route 6 takes you to Hillerod in about 30 minutes.

Key places to visit
Kronborg Castle, St. Olai cathedral, St. Mary's Church, Marienlyst Castle, Trade and Maritime Museum, Oresund Aquarium, City Museum in Helsingor


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Places to Visit

Kronborg Castle

is a star fortress situated near the town of Helsingor (immortalized as Elsinore in Shakespeare's Hamlet) on the extreme northeastern tip of Zealand at the narrowest point of the oresund, the sound between Denmark and Sweden.In this part the sound is only 4 km wide hence the strategic importance of maintaining a sea fortress at this location commanding one of the few outlets of the Baltic Sea.The castle has for centuries been one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe and was added to UNESCO's World Heritage Sites list on November 30, 2000.Along with the fortress Karnan, Helsingborg on the opposite of oresund it controlled the entranceway to the Baltic Sea.

St. Olai cathedral

St. Olai is Helsingor cathedral.It is named after the Norwegian's patron saint, King Olav the Holy.Church history dates back to 1200-century where it had the size of a small village and was built in Romanesque style.St. Olai church as it now stands was completed in 1559.spire are from 1897-98 and designed by architect HB Storck the original spire was slimmer and was called Helsingor Virgin but it blew down and the church stood with coal tower (without spire) for many years.The eastern side of the church tower is a flush-mounted dead mason.

St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Church is the southern wing of Our Lady Monastery in Helsingor, which was founded by Erik of Pomerania and built by the Carmelite Order around 1430, shortly after the Sound Chair's introduction.The winged monastery from the Middle Ages is probably the best preserved in Denmark, although the oldest buildings were destroyed by fire in 1450.After the Reformation the church was first deserted and was used as a travel shed. It was just about to demolish it but since there were many foreigners in the city leaving Frederick 2nd it to the German - Dutch congregation.The monastery was in 1541 by Christian 3 left to a hospital by inheritance and gifts was a rich foundation.

Marienlyst Castle

is located in Helsingor town, Helsingor Municipality.The building formerly served as a royal retreat, but has since 1930 been part Helsingor Municipality Museums.Marienlyst Castle is run by a branch of the Helsingor Municipality Museums.The castle has a permanent exhibition of paintings and Helsingor-silver from the 18th and 19 century but in addition there are a number of years arranged exhibitions primarily of art-historical nature.By painting exhibitions include William Petersen a forgotten golden age of painting and Marine painter CF Sorensen .In the Danish art has been featured exhibitions The Danish brooch,The ceramic jug and beast in the mud.

Trade and Maritime Museum

Trade and Maritime Museum at Kronborg is a nationwide specialty museum dealing with the Danish shipping from 1400-century to the present.The museum's exhibition has since 1915 been housed at Kronborg Castle in Helsingor.The museum also contains archives, a comprehensive library of maritime subjects and an image collection of over 120,000 images.Over 30,000 pictures have been provisionally digitized (2010) and are searchable in an online database.The museum's education service offers training to visiting school groups.The museum's Buddy company has every year since 1942 published a yearbook of maritime historical articles as well as the museum's annual report.Trade and Maritime Museum is expected in 2012 to move to a new building located around the Dock 1 at the former Helsingor Shipyard.The project is funded by a number of private maritime and industrial funds.

Oresund Aquarium

is a museum of wildlife in the Sound.The aquarium is located close to the Sound and the northern port of Helsingor.During a visit to the aquarium gives a glimpse into the amazing and most people totally unknown world which unfolds at the bottom of the Danish garden and fjords.Oresundsakvariet In the period 2005 to 2006 completed the largest expansion and renovation since the aquarium opened in 1973.The improvements include has been built completely new modern filtration plants for aquarium water as it makes Denmark's cleanest water.

City Museum in Helsingor

is situated in the old kobstadshus Carmelite House in Sct. Anna Gade 36 in Helsingor.In 1520 entered the Carmelite monks house which would act as a hospital for sick, foreign ship people.The building was later converted to include housing renaissance.Since 1973 the house has been the town museum with interesting exhibits on Helsingor's history.The museum is seen among other things, a beautiful model of Helsingor as it looked 1801.There are also exhibitions on Helsingor's golden age of portraits of the townspeople and the Helsingor during the occupation.The museum also contains Helsingor City History Archive which is one of the country's many local archives.Most records relating to Helsingor's oldest history are found in the Provincial Archives of Zealand, Lolland-Falster and Bornholm.Records newer than the 1900 is however at Helsingor City History Archives both in person association and company records.

Right Time to Visit

June - August

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