Best Tourist Places to Visit in Helsingor, Denmark, Europe
Helsingor is a city as well as the seat of Helsingor Municipality in eastern Denmark covering an area of 121.61 sq. km. It comes under the region of Capital (Hovedstaden), located 45 km north of Copenhagen (capital of Denmark) and 23 km northeast of Hillerod (regional capital).
Helsingor is internationally recognized for its citadel Kronborg where William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is performed.
Geography of Helsingor:
Helsingor is positioned on the northeast coast of the Zealand Island at an altitude of 8 meters and geographically coordinates at 56°02′11″ N 12°37′49″ E.
History of Helsingor:
The name of Helsingor is derived from the word ‘hals’ which means ‘narrow strait’ which refers to the narrow strait that is between Helsingborg in Sweden and Helsingor. According to the historical sources, Danish king Eric of Pomerania was the founder of Helsingor, established during 1420s. Helsingor gained city status during 17th century and the current municipality of Helsingor was formed in 2007.
Connectivity to Helsingborg:
Copenhagen Airport is the closest airport to Helsingor, situated about 65 km from the centre of Helsingor, operating flights to most of the major cities of Europe including London, Amsterdam, Moscow, Berlin, Rome and Milan.
Tourists can take train or bus or taxis from Copenhagen to Helsingor, trains generally take 45 minutes and are served by DSBFirst.
To get around, taxi, bus and rental cars are useful options.
Culture, Food and Shopping in Helsingborg:
Hamlets Castle Theater Festival is the major event in Helsingor celebrated in the month of August annually. The city also houses exhibition centers and theatres all around.
Some shopping options in Helsingor are listed below:
- The Axel Torv Market
- Helsingør Bycenter
- Arnold Busck Bookstore
List of the prominent food corners in Helsingborg include:
- Byens Spisehus
- Bistro Francophile
- Kronborg Havbad
- La Dolce Vita
Things to do in Helsingborg:
- Beach exploration
- Festival celebration
- Visiting museums, churches and art galleries
Places to see in Helsingborg:
Danish Maritime Museum:
The Danish Maritime Museum is situated in Kronborg Castle in Helsingor. It exhibits objects related to the Danish trade and shipping from the 14th century to present Denmark. It was initially opened in the year 1915 and Bjarke Ingels Group is the designer of new museum.
Oresundsakvariet is a typical salt water aquarium showcasing native marine life, is located at Strandpromenaden 5 and is generally open for tourists from 10AM-5PM. The entrance fee is 55 Kr for adults and 35 Kr for children.
Danmarks Tekniske Museum:
Danmarks Tekniske Museum or Technical Museum of Denmark is placed in a former iron foundry featuring a great collection of cars, steam engines and airplanes. Tourists can visit this special museum between 10am and 5pm (from Tuesday to Sunday).
Other places of interest in and around Helsingborg include:
- Kronborg Castle
- Handels og Søfartsmuseet
- Kronborg Gallerierne
- Helsingør Værftsmuseum
- lynderupgard Museet
- Helsingor Bymuseum
- Helsingør Domkirke
- Marienlyst Slot
- Helsingør Cinema Center
- Helsingør Golf Club
- Helsingør Musik Teater
- Vor Frue Kloster
Ideal time to visit Helsingborg:
From May to August is the ideal time to visit Helsingborg for festival celebrations.
Where to stay in Helsingborg?
Helsingborg is a historical city known for its museums, churches and theaters as well as world class hotels with amazing facilities and services. The reputed hotels in Helsingborg are listed here below:
- Helsingør Camping
- Danhostel Helsingør Vandrehjem
- Hotel Skandia
- Hotel Holger D
- Hotel Sleep2Night
- Hotel Villa Brinkly
- Hotel Madam Spruck
- Comwell Borupgaard
- Hotel & Casino Marienlyst
- Konventum lo Skolens Konference Center
- BHotel Marienlyst
- Bed and Breakfast Helsingor Sundbo
- Madam Sprunck Hotel & Restaurant
- Helsingor Bed and Breakfast