Kronborg Castle (Kronborg Slot) Tours

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Kronborg Castle (Kronborg Slot)
Immortalized as the setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Kronborg Castle is one of Denmark’s top attractions. The fortress casts an imposing silhouette on Øresund (“the Sound”), and its towering Renaissance facade holds more than 400 years of history. From lavish ballrooms to the darkest of dungeons, this castle has it all. 

The Basics
Kronborg Castle (Kronborg Slot, also known as Hamlet Castle) was once one of Europe’s most impregnable strongholds. Now the fortress is open to the public, and travelers are free to explore its vast interior, including the former royal chambers, King Frederick II’s wine cellar, an expansive 16th-century ballroom, and dungeons housing a foreboding statue of Viking chief Holger Danske.

Kronborg’s proximity to Copenhagen makes it a perfect day trip from Denmark’s capital. Visit on a private Hamlet Castle tour and learn about Kronborg’s storied history from an expert guide, or take a full-day tour of Kronborg, the nearby town of Elsinore, and the 17th-century Frederiksborg Castle. To visit at your own pace, get free entry to the castle with a Copenhagen Card. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Kronborg Castle is a must-see for history and literature aficionados. 
  • Three on-site restaurants serve sandwiches, coffee, ice cream, and other lunch fare. 
  • Free Wi-Fi is available on the castle grounds. 
  • The castle interior is not accessible to wheelchair users. 

How to Get There
Kronborg Castle lies 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Copenhagen on Denmark’s eastern coast, roughly 45 minutes by road. Parking is available near the castle. To get there via public transportation, take the coastal train to Elsinore from Copenhagen Central Station or Nørreport Station. 

When to Get There
Kronborg is open year-round, Tuesday through Sunday. Summer is the best time to enjoy warm weather on the castle grounds, as well as the Shakespeare Festival, which features live performances of the playwright’s most famous works. Opt for an early visit to avoid crowds, especially in July and August. 

A Cultural Gem
In 2000, Kronborg Castle was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perched on a strategically important site on Øresund, the stretch of water between Denmark and Sweden, the Renaissance castle played a key role in the history of northern Europe and has great cultural significance for the Danish people. 
Address: Kronborg 2C, Helsingoer 3000, Denmark
Admission: Adults: DKK 90
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Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen

It's all castles and cathedrals. Head out of Copenhagen for the day on this guided small-group tour, visiting UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kronborg Castle, the sitting for Shakespeare's Hamlet, and then Frederiksborg Castle, the largest Renaissance-era castle in Scandinavia. After a tour of the fortresses head to stunning Roskilde Cathedral, the burial spot for numerous kings and queens. Finally, finish the tour at the Viking Ship Museum. This small-group tour is limited to just 16 people or fewer.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Castles Tour from Copenhagen: North Zealand and Hamlet Castle

Uncover the mysteries behind the fairy tale castles of Copenhagen on a full-day tour of North Zealand, a beautiful region just outside the Danish capital. With a guide, visit Kronborg Castle, a castle made famous as the setting of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’, and delve into the intriguing history of the fortress. Then, admire the architecture of Fredensborg Palace, residence of the Danish royal family, and the ancient Frederiksborg Castle.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Copenhagen Card

Get the best from Denmark’s charm-laden capital for less with the great-value Copenhagen Card. Choose a 24-, 48-, 72- or 120-hour card, and use it like your very own Copenhagen pass: enjoying a plethora of savings and benefits that help you make the very most of this beautiful city. Gain free entry to 73 top Copenhagen attractions, including the legendary Tivoli Gardens and awesome Den Blå Planet aquarium; get valuable discounts on select tours, museum tickets and more; and enjoy free, unlimited use of the city’s public transport networks.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
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Hamlet And Sweden Tour - Two countries in one day !

Visit two countries in one day—and explore castles, cathedrals, skyscrapers, and more—on this tour from Copenhagen. After setting off from the Grand Hotel in the morning, travel via luxury minibus to Helsingør (Elsinore), where you can visit the UNESCO-listed Kronborg Castle (own expense), immortalized in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Then, hop on a ferry to Sweden. Enjoy free time to explore the historical university city of Lund, and get to know buzzing Malmö. Finally, return via the Øresund Bridge to Copenhagen.
  • Duration: 900 to 1,800 hours
  • Duration: 900 to 1,800 hours
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Private Hamlet Castle Tour from Copenhagen

Immortalized in print as the setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Kronborg Castle (also known as Hamlet Castle) is one of Denmark’s top attractions and a convenient day trip from downtown Copenhagen. This private tour provides an in-depth exploration of the UNESCO-listed castle, its history, and Danish culture—with the full attention of your guide and no unknown guests.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Shore Excursion: Best of Copenhagen and Northern Zealand with Kronborg Castle

When your ship docks in Copenhagen's port, get off the beaten path with this 7-hour private shore excursion into the Danish countryside. Explore the landscape and Kronborg Castle, then head back to Copenhagen for a city tour. Transportation from the cruise port in a private vehicle included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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