The Sound Dues were abolished in 1857 with the Copenhagen Convention, where all naval nations agreed to pay a one-time fee.
The oldest known fortified building of Helsingør is Flynderborg, an early medieval fortress situated on a hill just south of the medieval city.
From Helsingør harbour, there is a frequent car ferry service to Helsingborg in Sweden.
Kronborg castle also houses the Danish Maritime Museum.
Få familieoplevelser for fuld kraft og lær alt om vidunderlige og epokegørende opfindelser. Museet har en imponerende samling af elektriske opfindelser, cykler, biler og fly.
Perlen i museets samling af modeltog er den såkaldte ’Krokodille’ af mærket Märklin fra 1933.
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.
Helsingør lies in the middle of Northern Europe's riviera close to Grib Forest, with bathing beaches such as Hornbæk and Gilleleje within easy reach.
At the entrance to the Øresund lies the Renaissance castle Kronborg, which is known throughout the world as the Elsinore of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
The name Helsingør is derived from the word hals meaning "neck" or "narrow strait", referring to the narrowest point of the Øresund (Øre Sound) between what is now Helsingør and Helsingborg, Sweden.
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).
Den var så stor, at der skulle en hel villa i Valby til at huse den. Unge kvinder i 1960’erne skulle have krøller, hvis man skulle følge tidens trends. Ørsted, hvordan elektromagnetismen fungerer – en vigtig opdagelse i forhold til at kunne benytte elektricitet i apparater.