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Introducing Helsingør (Elsinore)

The main sight at the busy port town of Helsingør (Elsinore) is imposing Kronborg Slot, a brute of a castle that dominates the narrowest point of the Øresund. It was made famous as Elsinore Castle in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, although the intimate psychological nature of the play is a far cry from the military colossus squatting on the shore.

Helsingør is full of pedestrianised historic streets, just made for ambling along with an ice cream. They contain a delightful collection of half-timbered houses, Gothic churches and a medieval cloister, interspersed with interesting shops and good cafés.

Frequent ferries shuttle to and from Sweden, filled with Swedes on a mission to buy cheap (at least for them) Danish alcohol.