Photo by Iwan Baan
Maritime Museum of Denmark
Elsinore—which the Danes know as Helsingør—is famous for Kronborg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s famously the setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet. However there are several other reasons to make the 30-mile trip north from Copenhagen. The Maritime Museum of Denmark is stunning, housed in a remarkable building by famous Danish architects BIG—Bjarke Ingels Group—built underground inside an old dry dock. Also, on the harbor stands Han, a sculpture of a boy posed on a rock much like the Little Mermaid, though he’s made from polished steel so he looks like something from the Terminator movies and every now and then he blinks.
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Ny Kronborgvej 1, 3000 Helsingør, Denmark
+45 49 21 06 85
Sun - Sat 11am - 5pm