Elsinore and Kronborg Castle

The old town of Elsinore is like stepping into a fairy tale. One sunny day we went for a stroll from the harbour to Kronborg Castle. Old medieval buildings lure with history, interesting facts and legends. Elsinore and Kronborg Castle always entice with a tale.

Mural, Hamlet
To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and, by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, ’tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub.

William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Copyright © Hanna Greenwood, Hanna’s Walk 2016.

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16 thoughts on “Elsinore and Kronborg Castle

    • I’m glad that you had a joyful experience. I like the castle’s geographical location and the historical perspective to the Sound Dues.
      All the best,

  1. I’ve been there, but I haven’t had the opportunity to visit the castle nor the Maritime Museum. Have you ever been to the museum?

    • Hi Samuel. No, I hadn’t got the time yet. But I’ve heard very good recommendations.
      On the other hand, I have been on a guided tour at the Carmelite monastery, a complete awesome experience. I have gone through the colonnades in twilight in winter, when the snow drifted in between the arches, settling at the small Christmas trees decorated with lights. Whether it was evocative? 🙂
      See more about the monastery

  2. Wow! What beautiful images, Hanna. I especially like the one of the castle framed through the arch. Nicely done!

  3. Very impressive. I would like to go there. I remember you visiting Elsinore once before and me thinking how beautiful it was.
    Cheers, Alen

    • You should do that, Alen. An early morning before the town awakens. When the only sounds you hear are cries of the sea gulls and the smell of the sea.
      At such a time it’s easy to imagine history.

    • Gracias, Jacint. Es agradable cuando apreciamos nuestra historia y preservar edificios históricos. Hay un montón de experiencias emocionantes en Elsinore 🙂

    • Hi Jo. Thanks a lot for your nice comment. I’ve heard that before. I think I have a strong weakness for the bright happy colours 🙂 🙂

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