Kronborg Castle

Discover one of Denmark's most important cultural and historical sights: the magnificent and impressive Kronborg Castle, which from the outside appears as a mix of both an elegant royal palace and a brutal military fortress.

Renaissance palace and power symbol
The inside of the castle is a testimony of the Renaissance and baroque royal living. Both the castle and its surroundings are unique experiences. The presence of history can be felt when you walk around the impressive building which shows that Denmark once had major military power in Northern Europe.

Kronborg for the whole family

Kronborg offers a wide range of experiences. Via your mobile phone, you can experience Kronborg through a dramatization of the life of a convict in the fortress, and you can meet the Danish legend Holger Danske in a modern 3D staging. The castle also offers lots of fun for children. You can borrow a key to Kronborg’s six play boxes with toys for both children and adults. In the castle you can build your own castle in Lego blocks or climb around on a giant model of Kronborg.

Holger Danske and Hamlet
The hero Holger Danske sleeps in Kronborg’s casemates and will only wake up to save Denmark in a time of need. But what kind of life did Holger Danske lead, before he ended up sleeping in the barracks of Kronborg? With flashlights in hand, go explore the legend of Holger Danske and shed light on the mythic history and significance of the Danish identity. Kronborg Castle is also linked to Shakespeare's play about Prince Hamlet, which is one of the most famous and frequently performed plays in the world. Since the 1600s, countless theater productions at Kronborg and many other places in the world made sure to keep the myth of Hamlet alive.

Share this page

Practical information

Website - Facebook

Kronborg Castle
3000 Elsinore
Telephone: +45 49 21 30 78
E-mail: Kronborg Castle

Opening hours

October 2017

Daily 11:00 - 16:00
Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.

November - December 2017

Tuesday - Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
Please note the Castle is closed on Mondays
Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time. The castle is closed 24th, 25th og 31st of December 2017.

January - March 2018

Tuesday - Sunday   11:00 - 16:00 
Please note the Castle is closed on Mondays.
Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time. The castle is closed 1st of January 2018

June - September 2018

Daily   10:00 - 17:30
Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.

Admission

September 2017 - 14th October 2017

Adult: DKK 90

Child under 18 years: Free of charge

Student: DKK 80 by showing valid student ID

Group (min. 10 guests): DKK 80 (no participation in the castle’s guided tour options)

15th – 20th October 

Price: DKK 125 per person
Children under the age of 4 are free of charge.
Buy ticket

21th October – May 2018

Adult: DKK 90

Child under 18 years: Free of charge

Student: DKK 80 by showing valid student ID

Group (min. 10 guests): DKK 80 (no participation in the castle’s guided tour options)

June – August 2018

Adult: DKK 140

Child under 18 years: Free of charge

Student: DKK 130 by showing valid student ID

Group (min. 10 guests): DKK 130 (no participation in the castle’s guided tour options)