Elsinore is known for Hamlet Plays and Kronborg Castle. It is a smaller cultural city on the north of sealand. It combines the old with the new – and it is definitely worth a visit!
The city is located only 20 minutes by car from Hotel Living Suites. You can take the scenic route up along the coast by car or take public transportation. Bus 150S to Kokkedal Station and change to the train for Elsinore train Station.
It is the place in Denmark that is closest to Sweden – only 5 km separates the two countries. If you visit Kronborg (Hamlet’s Castle), you can easily look across the narrow sea. If you would like to visit Sweden, the ferry runs all day 2-4 times an hour.
You should pick up the free guidebook for a “Elsinore Walk” at The Culture Yard or in one of the museums. The walk will take you through 800 years of history, and you will experience 20 different cultural attractions.
The Culture Yard
At the Culture Yard, you can expect to get entertained. Here you will find a variation of shows, concerts, standup comedy and theatre.
Join the adventure that might surprise and overwhelm you, and perhaps even lead your mind to wander off the beaten path.
MS Maritime Museum
Elsinore is much more than Hamlet Plays and Kronborg Castle. Right besides Kronborg Castle you will find M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, which is buildt in an actual old dry dock!
The museum is worth a visit for children and adults. It shows the maritime history of how goods where sailed around the world. It has been called “A cutting-edge cultural venue” by The New York Times. And BBC called it “One of the eight greatest new museums”. It has won several international awards.
Hamlet at Kronborg Castle
All year around you can experience different events at Kronborg Castle in Elsinore. During the summer season you can watch Hamlet Live, which is an amazing experience for guests of all ages because of the interactive roleplay.
The gigant fortress is also a nice place to take a walk or enjoy a picnic in the Summer time. Some Danes are also fishing by the castle in hope of catching swordfish. The Castle lies in beautiful surroundings, so bring you picnic and enjoy the day.