There are nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Denmark. Six are cultural and three are natural sites. The Kronborg Castle at Helsingor is of particular interest, not only because of its actual history, but because of its exalted place in literature. Helsingor translates to Elsinore in English, and, of course, Elsinore was the home of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the most famous play of the English language.
Roskilde Cathedral is also of particular note. It suffers some from its conversion from a Catholic to a Protestant church, because many of the historical frescoes have been whitewashed by the reformers. But it is nevertheless lovely.
So, there’s one more good reason to visit Helsingor. Just watch out for ghosts who ask you to do things.
Below is a list of those sites, with links to our posts about the ones we have visited.
- Christiansfeld, a Moravian Church Settlement (2015)
- Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church (1994)
- Kronborg Castle (2000)
- Kujataa Greenland: Norse and Inuit Farming at the Edge of the Ice Cap (2017)
- Roskilde Cathedral (1995)
- The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand (2015)
- Ilulissat Icefjord (2004)
- Stevns Klint (2014)
- Wadden Sea (2009,2014)