Helsingør, Denmark

On our second day in Denmark, we took the train northbound along the Danish coast to Helsingør, one of the largest cities in Northern Zealand. Helsingør is typically known for Kronborg Castle, the setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet, but recently the city completed development of Kulturhavn Kronborg, a new cultural hub on the harbour which has helped update the city's image. The new M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark is worth the trip alone. Designed by the famous Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group, the Maritime Museum offers fascinating exhibits about Danish maritime trade and shipping within a brilliant work of architecture. The museum was built sunken into the ground around a former dry dock, to both honour the UNESCO World Heritage status of Kronborg Slot and to give the museum a subterranean, underwater atmosphere reminiscent of life on the water. A visit to Helsingør was the perfect way to spend a Sunday morning in Denmark.


M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark
Ny Kronborgvej 1
3000 Helsingør