Helsingborg Travel Guide

  • Steps to Kärnen
    Steps to Kärnen
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    Sunset over Helsingborg
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    Stairs leading to Kärnan
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Helsingborg Highlights

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     Supernice city by the sea, in the summer! 

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     Beer and vine is more expensive than in Helsingør 

  • In a nutshell
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     Gardens, ferries and an international atmosphere 

Helsingborg Things to Do

  • Kärnan

    Karnan A short walk from the terminal we make our way here. Not many tourists around , so lots of good photo opps. Most of what was the castle burned down , but just the one section remains . They best part is the view over the city....makes the climb up worth it

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  • City Centre

    Town Centre From the old Castle , we make our way to the town center. Stone steps lead us down ...so many lovely views from the brick archway. Below there is a also a small fresh water spring .... David When we get to the square we see a Charming statue named David ....and in some ways we can see why . there is plaque beneath which declares "David...

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  • Town Hall

    One of the most prominent buildings when you depart the ferry in Helsingborg is the Town Hall. It was build in 1897, the same year my grandmother was born. So this struck a note with me. The bell tower is 68 meters high and captures your attention at first glance.

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  • Mariakyrkan

    Mariakyrkan is a Hanseatic looking little pretty church smack bang in the middle of Helsingborg. Built in the 14th century on the remains of an earlier church as more and more people discovered the huge amount of herring in the strait and started to settle the shores of Helsingborg and not just the fortress area at the top.

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  • Sofiero

    From the city you can walk until the Sofiero castle...it's a long but beautiful walk. You'll see the ocean, rich houses and nice gardens. When u get to the castle, make sure u'll visit the entire garden...it's so magic!!! I didn't get into the castle...but it's wonderful anyway...

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  • Jacob Hansen's House/Henckelska house

    Because of Helsingborg's strategic defense position, not many historical buildings are left in the city centre as most disappeared in great wars in the 17th century. Councillor Jacob Hansen's House from 1641 is the main exception to this and can be visited at certain hours (otherwise it is mainly used for city conferences and dinners). Gamlegård...

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Helsingborg Restaurants

  • various around H99

    The area in the H99 architectural quarters down by the waterfront has become very popular with the crowds. Here they sit and eat and/or drink on sunny days and I cannot name just one restaurant as there are several in the newhouses overlooking the little yacht harbour.

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  • S/S Swea

    In Helsingborg there are a lot of restaurant with dishes of the four corners of the world but I suggest SS Swea. SS Swea is a ship at Kungstorget , furnished like luxury cruises from times past long. Foods with good taste an a cozy ambient.

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  • Great Pastries

    Falmans 1914By now we re hungry and start to scout out a place for lunch ...as usual we read the menus and see which places look popular. We see the corner cafe and decide to give it a try ....Lots of beautiful breads , rolls and pastries. we pick a couple of sandwiches and some teas. I had one with shrimp ..with way too much mayo. It didn't sit...

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  • Fastfood.

    Here you can sit while you wait for your train, boat or bus. You can sit here and use your laptop and have free wifi, but to get the password, you have to buy something.

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  • very good food and even better service.

    i went to helsingborg with a group of friends from vt and we decided to have dinner at teaterkatten.that was one of the best choices we made that day.the food was excellent and the service was fantastic.teaterkatten is located by the theater in helsingborg and has outdoor seating when the weather is right. i had a steak there and the meat was...

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  • Good Seafood and Steak

    After seeing Hamlet's Castle in Helsingør we were delayed a few hours for our lunch.We were a group of 15 VT'ers who arrived to Helsingborg around 3PM very hungry.The weather was great - nice and warm and sunshine - so it was a bit crowded at the small restaurants at the harbour. We then walked a few hundred meters into town and found...

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Helsingborg Nightlife

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    by elcolibri Updated Sep 5, 2005

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    If you like a place to listen live music, eat and a cozy atmosphere then The Tivoli is your place in Helsingborg. It is neighbour the Harbour and the City Hall and not far the others interesting point of the city.

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Helsingborg Transportation

  • Ferry to Helsingør and Oslo

    Today we have plan to visit Sweden ! We walk to the train ...no luggage to drag this time. We head to the ticket counter at the terminal ...they are so helpful there. We buy 24 hour ticket to Helsinger , which is just across the water from Helsingborg Sweden.This is the best option as trains leave much more frequently to Helsinger. And then you...

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  • Train and then Ferry

    Today we have plan to visit Sweden !We walk to the train ...no luggage to drag this time. We head to the ticket counter at the terminal ...they are so helpful there. We buy 24 hour ticket to Helsinger , which is just across the water from Helsingborg Sweden.This is the best option as trains leave much more frequently to Helsinger. And then you can...

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  • By ferry

    The best was to go to Helsingborg from Denmark or from Helsingborg to Denmark is to took the Sundsbussarna ferry. At this point it's the shortest distance between these two Scandinavian countries. If you go by ferry on week days it will cost you about 50DKK both ways. But if you go on Sunday, it will cost you just 16 DKK both ways. Have you ever...

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Helsingborg Shopping

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    by ginte Updated Apr 24, 2005

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    At this old and cosy pedestrian street you can find lots of various shops. Unfortunately, all were closed on Sunday when I was there;-)

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Helsingborg Local Customs

  • Go "tura" across the strait

    Don't miss the opportunity to do what the locals do and go for a trip across to Denmark. Those who are real regulars call it "tura" which means "to tour" (that was tricky!) and they never even go ashore in Denmark but just sit on the ferry and have dinner in the restaurant whilst making quite a few crossings before dessert! Most people however do...

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  • Flowers

    I've visited Helsingborg at Sunday afternoon, maybe that's why it seemed so calm and cozy without a big noise of a city. Or maybe it's really so cozy;-) And not only cozy, but clean city as well. What I liked most on the cold afternoon while I was there, were these flowers - the nice decoration of the city.

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Helsingborg Warnings and Dangers

  • Drunk ducks

    Or maybe these ducks were so friendly because they just drank a can of beer. Can you see it in the picture?...;-)

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  • Ducks

    Beware! These ducks aren't afraid of the people at all. They live in the city near the water at the shores of Helsingborg and almost attack innocent people... Hahahaha... I hope, you didn't take that serious. These ducks are just friendly;-)

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  • Football hooligans

    Normally it’s totally safe watching football in Helsingborg. But for some games it could be wise to keep an extra eye on what’s happening around you.Fights between hooligans are quite common when it’s a derby against Malmö, and also against hooligans from IFK Göteborg or any Stockholm-club.Normally these fights occur in the centre of the town, some...

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Helsingborg Off The Beaten Path

  • Kristiansted

    Traveled to beautiful and tranquel town of Kristansted. It was one pretty late October day, sun was setting far far awayin the horizon when my wife and I walked along a slow running river. We both felt like we were been floated in total relaxed way by the beauty of the place. We both realy felt the calm in our hearts and in our minds. Well worth...

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  • Gantofta sharpening stones

    An amazing site in a small nature reserve along the Råå river, this is a site where stone age people sharpened their knives and tools in the extremely soft sandstone. Amazing patterns have been made in the stone and the setting by the very lush small riverside makes it even more mysterious.

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  • Råå Fishing Village

    Råå is a nice old fishing village which has been wrecked by both Danes and Russians but now boasts more leasure boats than anywhere in Skåne. It is also nice to just stroll along the old cottages or visit the small maritime museum (link below).

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Helsingborg Sports & Outdoors

  • Fishing

    The harbour piers at Helsingborg are very popular to fish from as the big ferries' movements drive up lots of fish.

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  • Home of Henke Larsson

    Helsingborgs IF has won the Swedish premier league but since then been in financial difficulties and the city council recently had to step in to save the club, much to the irritation of nurses and teachers who saw money disappear...Nevertheless, they seem to be back and no wonder - this is the club that had Henrik Larsson playing for it before his...

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  • Ferry from Denmark

    Approach Helsinborg by ferry from Denmark to get the best feel for the city straight away. From the deck of a ferry, you can make out the City Hall and then Kärnan fortress high on its hill and you can imagine the defense needs.

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  • Seeing Denmark

    Helsingborg has several twin towns and Helsing¸r in Denmark is one of them. Its beautiful town centre, with old buildings and beautiful small cottages from times gone by, has been preserved better than ours. Both towns are engaged in a joint infrastructure project, the European Corridor, which includes the construction of a railway tunnel between...

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  • Seaside strolling

    From the pier between Dunkers and the Central station/Ferry terminal, you have a great view and several benches to rest on whilst overseeing all activity in the strait. You can also walk north from the Bo01 area if you fancy a stroll. Eventually, you get to the nice beach and swim house (which I hope won't disappear because of the building of a...

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