Elsinore and the Maritime Museum
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Elsinore and the Maritime Museum
Elsinore—which the Danes know as Helsingør—is famous for Kronborg Castle, the setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet. There are other reasons to make the 50-kilometer (31-mile) trip north from Copenhagen, however. The Maritime Museum (Ny Kronborgvej 1), designed by the country’s most famous architecture firm, BIG, is a remarkable building set into an abandoned dry dock—you'll pass above it on your way to the castle. Also, on the harbor stands Han, a polished steel sculpture of a boy on a rock, designed to complement the Little Mermaid statue.
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