Kronborg Slot Copenhagen, Denmark
Kronborg Slot 2C
+45 4921 3078No
Built in 1574-85, Kronborg Castle is known throughout the literary world as the setting for Shakespeare's Hamlet. The castle, which lies in a strategic position overlooking the entrance to the Sound of Øresund, burnt down in 1629 but was rebuilt in 1637 by Hans van Steenwinckel the Younger. Kronborg contains the 62m-long Knight's Hall - one of the longest halls in Europe - and the famous statue of Holger Danske. Legend has it that when Denmark is threatened, the stone figure will turn into flesh and blood and rise in defense of the kingdom. Visitors to Copenhagen should not miss the opportunity to visit this fantastic Renaissance castle which was recently added to UNESCO's World Heritage List.
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