Helsingborg's Top 10
Collected by David Nikel, AFAR Local Expert
Gisela Trapps väg 1, 254 37 Helsingborg, Sweden
Take a trip back in time at Sweden’s best open-air museum. While you cannot enter the 18th-century manor house at the center of Fredriksdal, you will get a glimpse of what it was like to live in its shadow. Most of the houses were moved here from...
Mariagatan 8B, 252 23 Helsingborg, Sweden
Small but full of character, St. Mary’s offers a place for peaceful reflection amid the busy shopping streets of downtown Helsingborg. Although built of brick, the Gothic church incorporates sandstone from a previous church. Inside you'll see a...
Stengade 59, 3000 Helsingør, Denmark
Just four kilometers away, Helsingborg’s Danish twin can be admired without even crossing the water. Helsingør is well worth the journey, though, not least for Kronborg Castle, made famous as Elsinore in Shakespeare's Hamlet. Get up close and...
Krafts torg 12A, 223 50 Lund, Sweden
Discover the medieval charm of Sweden’s oldest town, just a short bus ride from Helsingborg. Don’t miss the remarkable astronomical clock, crypt, bronze pillars and sculpted facade of the striking Lund Cathedral, where daily services have been...
256 54 Ramlösa, Sweden
This well-maintained park dates back to the 18th century, when professor Johan Jacob Döbelius first opened a health spa. Today, the popular park is still home to the original spa buildings, plus new works of art and exhibitions about the history...
Slottshagsgatan, 250 07 Helsingborg, Sweden
Take in the atmosphere of Helsingborg’s medieval tower, which doubles as the best photo opportunity in the city. You’re made to work for it though, as you'll have to walk across gravel paths and climb a steep wooden staircase to reach the top of...
Hävertgatan 21, 254 42 Helsingborg, Sweden
Get up close and personal with Madagascar lemurs, African meerkats and sharks from the Pacific Ocean, all without leaving Helsingborg. Tropikariet is a small indoor zoo that's home to exotic animals from around the world. Exhibits include an...
Kungsgatan 11, 252 21 Helsingborg, Sweden
In recent years the northern harbor of Helsingborg has been transformed into an attractive waterfront development. Among the luxury condos and yachts you'll find Dunkers, the largest cultural center in southern Sweden. Known for its curved roof...
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