Wednesday, 8 February 2017

ELSINORE, DENMARK

Kronborg is a castle and stronghold in the town of Helsingør, Denmark. Immortalised as Elsinore in William Shakespeare's play "Hamlet", Kronborg is one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe and has been added to UNESCO's World Heritage Sites list (2000).

The castle is situated on the extreme northeastern tip of the island of Zealand at the narrowest point of the Øresund, the sound between Denmark and Sweden. In this part, the sound is only 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) wide, hence the strategic importance of maintaining a coastal fortification at this location commanding one of the few outlets of the Baltic Sea.

This post is part of the Wednesday Waters meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme.


5 comments:

  1. hmmmm that looks very appealing... would love to visit it

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  2. Interesting facts. What a clear day to take the picture of a castle.

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  3. Amazing picture and interesting post. It's so exciting that places which you read about in famous books, really exist.

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  4. Extremely beautiful castle - I've been teaching Hamlet this term to Grade 12 students and as usual, find it a bit boring. Not my favourite Shakespeare play by far. But this architecture and scenery is so beautiful!

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  5. I did recognize the name from Hamlet
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