Monday, May 12, 2008

Kronborg Castle - Helsingor, Denmark

Looks like I did my share of Denmark travelling in the first two weeks itself. Well here are the pics from the Helsingor trip. The Kronborg castle was amazing, especially the Danish Ship museum.
The castle was built in 1420 by Danish King Eric, and has been one of the most important Renaissance Castles in Europe. The castle overlooks the sound between Denmark and Sweeden, which at Helsingor is only 4 Km wide, the town of Helsingborg, on the other side in Sweeden, being clearly visible.
The castle is also the setting of Shakespeare's famous Hamlet. It also houses a statue of Oiger or Holger Danske, who according to a legend, will rise up from his slumber to save Denmark if the nation is in grave danger.
The details of the castle and the town of Helsingor can be found at the following links,

11:45 at the Helsingor station

Helsingor Station

Helsingor station (The other side)

Tha's Kronborg Castle in the distance

Castle Entrance
The Church in the town

Kronborg Castle

View of the Oresund

Thats Oresund for you.

By the sea

This one is off to Sweeden as well

Into the Museum

U wanna eat that :)

Inside the Castle

Ek andhera kamra
16th century painting and craft work

Holger Danske

The prison cells beneath the castle

Shots from Outside of the Castle
Denmark ka jhanda
Another one to Sweeden

Helsingor Castle from the sea side

Murlidhar Singh Thakur, sirf naam hi kaafi hai

That's one more shot of Murli

And that's your's truly

Ferry to Sweeden

And the Classic

1 comment:

LEVID said...

Beautiful photography!