The Local Area
Elsinore – Home of Hamlet – a cultural city with attractions for the entire family.
A 40 minute train ride from the center of Copenhagen you will find Elsinore – Home of Hamlet.
Elsinore is a culture city with deep roots in history and the maritime. World famous for Kronborg Castle, one of Northern Europe’s most important renaissance castles and a UNESCO site, the city has undergone a transformation from an industrial city with a shipyard to a culture city with a ‘Culture Harbor Kronborg’ consisting of Kronborg, M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark and The Culture Yard – a center with concerts, theater and library. Events and festivals take place all year and draw crowds from Denmark and abroad.
The Danish Riviera
Elsinore is situated in North Sealand – often referred to as the Danish Riviera. The area is filled with world-class attractions, lovely beaches, cycling routes and fishing villages.
Elsinore’s transformation was celebrated by the New York Times in an article on the city’s renaissance.
“ELSINORE IN DENMARK, HAMLET’S ‘HOME’ IS HAVING A RENAISSANCE.”
– New York Times
Elsinore is filled with events and festivals all year
From history and music festivals to market days and Shakespeare plays. Elsinore has a rich cultural life.
Narrow cobblestoned streets and a rich cultural heritage await you in Elsinore.
Elsinore and North Sealand have lots of activities for children – from water activities and playing a knight to experiencing country life as it was in the old days.