The main attraction of Kulturhavn Kronborg is Kronborg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Besides the historical attractions of the site, William Shakespeare's play Hamlet is performed annually in its courtyard since 1937.
In 1672 Helsingør had grown into the third biggest town in Denmark.
Johan Isaksson Pontanus (Rerum Danicarum Historica, 1631) attributes a long and partially fictitious history to Helsingør.
The people were mentioned as Helsinger (which may mean "the people of the strait") for the first time in King Valdemar the Victorious's Liber Census Daniæ from 1231 (not to be confused with the Helsings of Hälsingland in Sweden).For a century, the Helsingør Værft or Elsinore shipyard was a prominent landmark, which covered the whole area between the town and Kronborg Castle. The Wiibroe brewery, founded in 1840, was the second brewery in Denmark to ship bottled beer, just three years after Carlsberg.The last beer was brewed at Wiibroe in Helsingør in 1998.Around 1200, the first church, Saint Olaf's Church, was built.A number of convents once surrounded the church, but now all that remains is the church building, today the cathedral of the Diocese of Helsingør.
Dating sider danmark Helsingør
Carlsberg continues to brew beer under the Wiibroe Årgangsøl After the end of the industrial era, the town of Helsingør had to redefine itself, and came up with an ambitious project: Kulturhavn Kronborg, literally "Culture-harbour of Kronborg".It officially opened on , intended to appeal to tourists with an interest in culture.The route is known as the HH Ferry route and has been sailed by several shipping lines through history.The car ferry terminal is connected to the town's main railway station.There is a longstanding tradition of performing the play in English, and notable actors in the title role have included Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Christopher Plummer, Derek Jacobi, and in 2009 Jude Law.
At the heart of Kulturhavn Kronborg lies kulturværftet or The Culture Yard, a new cultural centre and a public library located in the old dockyard. The former dry dock now houses the Danish Maritime Museum.It is seen as the counterpart (and even little brother) to Edvard Eriksen's world-famous The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, and has caused both praise and protests among locals.The Swedish city of Helsingborg lies a short distance across the Øresund from Helsingør, approximately 4 km (2 mi).The castle was expanded in the 1580s and renamed Kronborg.All ships had to stop in Helsingør to get their cargo taxed and pay a toll to the Danish Crown, but it also generated a significant trade for the town.