Jarnavagsgatan 17, Helsingborg, 252 24, Sweden
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going here on a cruise
Hi all we are going here on a cruise we will be here for about 6 hours (longer but we obviously need to get back to ship before it sails) I was just wondering what peoples recommendation where for things to see and do here. We will also have an 8 year old girl in toe who loves olding buildings, museums oh and shopping
Re: going here on a cruise
Helsingborg is a pleasant enough little city with plenty to do if you are only there for 6 hours. However you might want to consider popping over to Helsingor in Denmark to visit the famous Kronborg Castle (Hamlet's Castle). This is a real "fairy-tale" castle and well worth the visit. There are regular ferries and the journey only takes 20 minutes (tho' of course you might be looking forward to being back on land).
For a good Helsinborg page try Sjalen's here on VT. For Kronborg - www.kronborg.dk
Re: going here on a cruise
i was just about to recommend a trip to kronborg too, but john got there before me :o)
Travel Tips for Helsingborg
Where to get tickets for the game
As Olympia rarely is sold out, except for the derby against Malmö FF, it's almost always okey to show up at the stadium before the game and buy your tickets at the ticket office there.
If you want to be sure you can also by them throught the online-shop on the homepage (www.hif.se) and I think it's also possible via www.ticnet.se.
Ticket prices for 2005 aren't official yet, but prices usually are from 90 SEK up to 180 SEK.
Take the water
Just south of Helsingborg, with its own commuter train station, is the suburb of Ramlösa, known for the well were the famous mineral water comes from. You can go here and just stroll in the nice park and enjoy the architecture of this affluent former spa village. The well was found by a Dr Döbelius in 1707 and you can still see his portrait on some of the bottle labels.
I have to say I was slightly disappointed by Sofiero. Its gardens (rather than the castle itself) is what people come for and they are fantastic but not that fantastic compared to some other Swedish gardens (my own favourite is the Botanical Gardens in Göteborg). At SEK 75 a person, the entrance fee seemed a bit steep for what you get. However, the rhododendron in late May and early June spreads its way down the slopes towards the strait in all colours you might want, and later in summer you can admire the rose garden. There is also a sculpture area, a totem pole and a hothouse, as well as opportunities to buy seed for your own garden.
The quite plain castle was built for Sofia of Nassau, a German princess who married our king Oscar II, hence its name. It has an outrageously expensive and good restaurant and if that's out of you budget, you can have a picnic or ice cream in the gardens where there is also a playground. The orangerie is the place for various exhibitions on "kitchen herbs", "spices", "fruit" and similar. Sofiero also hosts concerts both classical and Swedish pop, a couple of times in summer, as well as the odd dog show. See more in my travelogue if this seems tempting.
Rest in peace, Claudinei Resende
2004 was a bad year for the club. Not only they had a quite misguided season in the league, finishing 10th, but they also lost one of their players.
During the winter Helsingborg signed the brazilian player Claudinei Resende, a very promising talent who in the beginning played very well for Helsingborg. But he never find the life in Sweden any good, and after some months he left the country, leaving Helsingborg without any explanation, but with a huge phone-bill for all the calls he had made back to his homecountry.
His former brazilian club bought him back, but later during 2004 Claudinei was shot to death at a disco in his hometown, by some drug dealers who were looking for some of his friends.
The news shocked Helsingborg, as a club and as a city. The supporters have started a fond in his name, with the though of helping Claudinei’s seven month old son with some money.
Also in Brazil his death was a huge and tragic shock for a lot of people. Hundreds of people followed his funeral.
This museum is in fact a part of the Fredriksdal Open Air Museum described above. It is Sweden's largest printing museum and housed in an old Helsingborg house saved from destruction and moved to Fredriksdal. The museum has an exhibition on the history of printing from Guteberg to the computer age and also shows both hand prints and machines. It also has a section on book binding.
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