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Elsinore


Elsinore (Danish: Helsingør) is a city on the northeastern coast of the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark. As of 2013, the city had a population of 46,474.

Elsinore is world famous as the setting of William Shakespeare's play, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. The play is actually set in Kronborg Castle, which is a magnificent Renaissance castle located in the city - and which is today open to the public, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Key Facts about Elsinore


Kronborg Castle:
Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, Denmark
Here are some facts about Elsinore:
  1. Elsinore (Danish: Helsingør) is a city on the northeastern coast of the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark.

  2. As of 2013, Elsinore had a population of 46,474.

  3. Elsinore is world famous, because of its appearance (and in particular Kronborg Castle's appearance, as the setting of the William Shakespeare play, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.

  4. Elinsore is located on the narrowest part of the Øresund (the waterway separating Denmark from Sweden). At its narrowest point, Helsingborg, Sweden is just 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) away. (It was the presence of this important bu narrow waterway which made it a strategic location for a castle).

  5. The name Helsingør derives from the old Danish word hals which means "neck" or "narrow strait", referring to the Øresund.

  6. For 100 years (1882 to 1983), Elinsore was also an important site for shipbuilding, thanks to the presence of Elinsore Shipyard (Danish: Helsingør Værft).

  7. Elsinore was also an important center of brewing, home to Wiibroe brewery, from 1840 until 1998.

  8. Since brewing and shipbuilding left the city, Elsinore has had to redefine itself. Among the projects that resulted is Kulturhavn Kronborg, an attempt to offer cultural experiences to residents and visitors. Kulturhavn Kronborg is a joint project by Kronborg Castle, the Danish Maritime Museum, Kulturværftet (a cultural center located in the city), and Elinsore harbor.


Attractions and Places of Interest in Elsinore


Attractions and places of interest in Elsinore include:

Weather in Elsinore


Elsinore, like the rest of Denmark, has an oceanic climate, moderated by the Gulf Stream which brings warm water across the Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico.

There moderate precipitation throughout the year, with the heaviest rain occurring between July and September. From December to March, temperatures are often around freezing point, and there is a chance of snow as well as rain.

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