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Kronborg Castle

One of Europe's most important Renaissance castles, immortalised as Elsinore in Shakespeare's Hamlet.

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The Little Mermaid
This charming bronze statue has become Copenhagen's unofficial symbol.
Rosenborg Castle
Built as a lavish summerhouse in 1606, Rosenborg is Dutch Renaissance architecture at its best.
Amalienborg Palace
The winter home of the Danish royal family has stunning Rococo interiors.
Frederiksborg Castle
Once a royal residence, this palatial complex now serves as the Museum of National History.
Kastellet
Forming a giant pentagram when viewed from above, Kastellet is one of the best preserved star fortresses in Northern Europe.
Gefion Fountain
This impressive fountain features Gefion, a Nordic goddess, commanding four majestic oxen.

Related Tours

The Copenhagen Castle Tour
In this full-day tour you will leave behind the bustling streets of Copenhagen and embark on an unforgettable journey to the historic Hillerod and Helsingor; exploring the fascinating royal history of Denmark.

  • Explore Hillerod, home to the historic Frederiksborg Palace
  • Learn about the history of Denmark in the palace's exhibition
  • Walk through the Frederiksborg Palace Gardens
  • Journey to Helsingor, home of the historical Kronborg Castle 
  • Discover some of the finest architecture, hear tales of Renaissance kings
  • Enjoy a scenic drive back to Copenhagen
Hillerod - Northern European Renaissance 

Stopping first in Hillerod, you will visit the historic Frederiksborg Palace, which now acts as Denmark’s Museum of National History. The palace, surrounded by an impressive lake and the picturesque Frederiksborg Palace Gardens, was built in the Dutch Renaissance style at the beginning of the 1600s by King Christian IV. 

The exhibition at the palace is also worth a visit, showcasing the fascinating history of Denmark and housing a considerable collection of portraits, historical paintings and modern art. 

Helsingor- Home of Hamlet

Your next stop on this royal castle tour is to Kronborg Castle in Helsingor, which is  the setting of one of William Shakespeare's most famous plays- Hamlet. One of the world’s most impressive Renaissance castles, Frederiksborg is a UNESCO World Heritage site and an absolute must for anyone interested in northern European architecture. 

Inside you will find an interactive exhibition, which tells the story of the riches brought by the Sound Dues enforced by Denmark and how the castle was used as a strategic power base by Renaissance kings. You must also pay a visit to the magnificent 62 metre long banqueting hall, which was renowned as the longest of its kind in the North. Concluding this fantastic tour of Denmark’s best castles, you will have the chance to relax on the scenic drive back to the centre of Copenhagen.

We built this tour because 
it invites travellers to journey outside the city and fully experience the wonders and histories of Copenhagen's castles.
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