Check out what The Guardian writes about the
North Coast of Sealand and about Helsingør
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Discover the Danish riviera
Explore the sights of North Sealand, from Helsingor or Elsinore to Gilleleje and endless white sandy beaches.
To bike or not to bike? That is the real question worth pondering when it comes to a break in North Sealand. This picturesque coastal region north of Copenhagen is where the Danes like to holiday – and locals will argue that the area is best explored on two wheels, breathing in the sea air as you go. If you’d rather travel by car, stick to the winding coast road for epic views, and take the fast track from castle to beach.
There is plenty to discover in the north of Denmark’s largest island. Start at Helsingor (Elsinore) and the region’s biggest drawcard, Hamlet’s castle. Kronborg castle is best known to Shakespeare fans as the fabled Elsinore, setting for one of the Bard’s most famous plays. Explore this coastal fortress with its soaring towers, opulent Renaissance-era royal apartments and the dark and damp casements beneath it all, where soldiers hid during sieges. Visit in August for the annual Shakespeare Festival and see Hamlet performed in the open air.
Check out what The New York Times writes about the Maritime Museum in Helsingoer on their list: Places to visit in 2014 - number 43. Elsinore, Denmark
A museum’s entrance makes for something new in the state of Denmark.
Even angst-ridden Prince Hamlet, literature’s most famous Dane, might be cheered by the new Maritime Museum of Denmark, which recently opened in his hometown Elsinore. Designed by the architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group, the glassy structure is built into a U-shaped dry dock and filled with slanted floors and zigzag passageways that evoke ocean-rocked ships’ decks. Maritime relics — from torpedoes to Lego pirate ships — mix with electronic maps and films that explore the romance of the sea, shipboard existence and trade, both centuries ago and today. Interactive exhibits allow you to run your own trade company, navigate by the stars and ink a sailor’s tattoo. For additional watery wonders, head to Copenhagen’s new Blue Planet aquarium, billed as the largest in Northern Europe. — SETH SHERWOOD
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