Bramstrade 1, Helsingor, Zealand, 3000, Denmark
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Travel Tips for Helsingør
The Strait (Øresund) is Narrow
It's not a long way across to Sweden - a few miles, perhaps. There's always been a lot of traffic through these narrows - this is the main nautical passage to the Baltic Sea, with its rich ports and significant hinterlands. For many centuries, furs, lumber, and iron ore (to name only the most important commodities) have come through the Øresund.
When Danish King Frederik II began construction of Helsingør Castle, the Danes still controlled both sides of the Strait. But the Swedes were just about to begin their Golden Century, and by the middle of the 17th Century, the eastern side of the passage had fallen permanently under Swedish control.
Perfect fishing and swimming
Visiting Kronborg Castle, lots of fishingopportunities for trout and codfish - Perfect beaches and lovely scenery on the whole northern coastline - Visits to Hornbæk and Gilleleje and of course Copenhagen which is only 45 minutes away by train I live here and will probally do so for the rest of my life
Castle's area - Eurasian coots
Having seen enough of architectural and historical sights try to find a minute for dialogue with the nature. Walk around of the castle and you will see picturesque channels in which affable Eurasian coots float. I thought they were ducks but David (traveldave) has corrected me... Thanks!
There was a remarkable expance for our dogs.
Not Even A Small One Sir?
As well as the culture and history that Kronborg has to offer, it also has a cracking little cafe/bar. Given the choice between the spring sunshine or Holger in the crypt we opted for the beer.
Medieval knight's halls are all very well and fine, as too are Renaissance tapestries, but a beer in the sun and a delish little server made for an ideal finale to the cultural bit of Saturday.
Helsingör Cathedral - S:t Olai church
Helsingör's catherdral - S:t Olai Church - is named after its patron saint, the Norwegian king Olav the Saint. Olav died in the battle of Stiklestad in 1030. In several places of the church, there are illustrations of Olav stepping on the dragon of paganism.
Up to 1819 the cathedrl was the only parish church in Helsingör. In 1819 the parish St Olai was divided into two parishes and thats when the city got one more parish church.
The present cathedral was completed in 1559, but the history of the cathedral dates right back to the 13th cetnury. It went though a big renovation in 2000-2001.
The cathedral is a beautiful cathedral well worth a visit.
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Address: Bramstrade 1, Helsingor, Zealand, 3000, Denmark