Top Choice Castle in Helsingør

Kronborg Slot

Best known as the Elsinore Castle of Shakespeare's Hamlet, this Unesco World Heritage site is a vast Renaissance masterpiece topped by baroque green-copper spires. It's ringed by moats, fortifications and powerful V…
Top Choice Museum in Helsingør

M/S Museet for Søfart

Ingeniously built into a dry dock beside Kronborg Slot, this subterranean museum merits a visit as much for its design as for its informative multimedia galleries. These explore Denmark's maritime history and cultur…
Museum in Helsingør

Helsingør Bymuseum

One block north of the cathedral, Helsingør Bymuseum occupies a former sailors’ hospital, built in 1516 by the monks of the adjacent monastery. It contains a hotchpotch of exhibits, from old chemists’ bottles and me…
Church in Helsingør

Sankt Mariæ Kirke & Karmeliterklostret

Karmeliterklostret is one of Scandinavia’s few fully preserved monastic cloisters, its arched brick arcades giving the feel of an Oxford college. The large attached church has some rather eclectic 15th-century fresc…
Museum in Helsingør


Meaning 'Shipwreck Garden', this 1580 terraced building has a feel that has remained virtually unchanged for centuries. The ground floor 'Boutik' (admission free) is maintained as a delightful 1820s chandlery/beer s…
Cathedral in Helsingør

Sankt Olai Domkirke

The handsome, red-brick Sankt Olai Domkirke is a Gothic cathedral built in 1559 on the site of a 13th-century original. Eclectic features include a remarkable 1579 brass baptismal font and an over-the-top gilded alt…
Museum in Helsingør

Danmarks Tekniske Museum

On an industrial estate southwest of Helsingør, Danmarks Tekniske Museum displays innovative technological inventions from the late 19th and early 20th centuries: early gramophones, radios, motor vehicles and aeropl…
Museum in Helsingør


This free museum hosts changing exhibitions that highlight the role of shipbuilding in Helsingør's 19th- and 20th-century history. Once the city's main industry, the shipyard employed more than 3000 workers in the 1…
Statue in Helsingør


A humorous dig at the Little Mermaid, Han is a 2012 male version of that statue in a similar pose to the Copenhagen original but made in gleamingly reflective polished metal.
Historic Building in Helsingør


About 5km west of Helsingør, this picturesque old smithy was founded by Christian IV in 1765 to hammer out cannons for his battleships, and has also served as a copper and textile mill. Admire the thatched roof and …