Thursday, March 22, 2012

Helsingør, Denmark

Helsingør is about 50 km (31 miles) from Copenhagen and it takes 45 minutes to get there by train.  The city dates back to 70 BC and has a population of +46,000.

Helsingør sits on the northeastern tip of Zealand island and is at the narrowest part of the Øresund Sound between Denmark and Sweden.

The Swedish city of Helsingborg is only 4 km (~2.5 miles) away across the water.  Normally you can see Sweden but it was so overcast that I wasn't able to see a thing.

The town is quite small and charming.  But everyone goes there to visit the Kronborg Castle where William Shakespeare's Hamlet takes place.

The castle was completed around 1585.  In 2000, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Here's a video I found out on YouTube about the castle.

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