Helsingor is the site of Kronborg Slot, a 16th century castle that was built to enforce the collection of Sound Dues (tolls) from ships passing through the sound. These dues, instituted by Erik of Pomerania in the 15th century, brought the town a great deal of wealth. Today, the castle is probably best known as the model Shakespeare used for Elsinore Castle in Hamlet.
Kronborg Castle is one of Northern Europe's most important Renaissance castles and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site Sally and my dad beside the castle moat
The castle's hefty fortifications; in the background you can see one of the many ferries that shuttle back and forth between Denmark and Sweden