Where in the world: Kronborg Castle, Elsinore

This week, I’m joining the fun and games of Where in the world?, a friendly little Wednesday competition. Let’s jump right in.

Where in the world is this castle?

Kronborg Castle

It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s also haunted! Strategically situated between two rough weather seas, it’s just minutes away from another country. Once these two countries were enemies, fighting brutal battles. Today, relations are very friendly. You can even live in one and have your daily job in the other. The castle has played an important part in military history then, yet it’s most famous for being the home of a legendary prince immortalised by the world’s most famous writer. We do not have to go to Wittenberg, but where are we?

A winner will be selected among those who give the correct answer. She/he will be featured here on “Where in the world?” and on my Facebook fan page with his/her name, blog, twitter handle and a short bio!

Want more guessing games? Jeremy at Budget Travel Adventures started this weekly series. Have a look at all the players over at Budget Travel Adventures here.

Kronborg Castle, Hamlet’s castle in Elsinore

Update 10 June 2011: As many of you guessed (or knew), this is Kronborg Castle in Helsingør, Denmark – perhaps better known as Shakespeare’s Elsinore, home of Hamlet, that notorious Prince of Denmark. This week’s winner is Katherina, author of 100MilesHighway. Katherina was born with a German passport and a Spanish heart – and is currently enjoying life as an expat in Switzerland! She has had the travel bug ever since she had spaghetti ice cream, got lost in a toy shop in New York, played the piano in a hotel bar in Rio, stopped by Disney World in Florida and fished in a private lake in Belgium – and all before the age of 8! Do follow her on Twitter and enjoy her Facebook page. CONGRATS, KATHERINA!



31 Responses to “Where in the world: Kronborg Castle, Elsinore”

  1. Italian Notes 8 June 2011 1100 #

    I think I know the place, but I don’t want to spoil the fun – and the great photo which shows the castle from a rather unusual angel.

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 8 June 2011 1200 #

      @Italian Notes – yep, practically just up the street from Copenhagen 🙂

  2. Nick 8 June 2011 1257 #

    Yep, I know it too – nice clues!

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 8 June 2011 1310 #

      @Nick – You know your Shakespeare. Of course, I’d expect nothing less 🙂

  3. Katherina 8 June 2011 1317 #

    I’m pretty sure I know it… hmm… is it Kronborg Castle in Denmark? It looks so similar to one I had a pic taken as a little kid there!

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 8 June 2011 1403 #

      @Katherina – that’s right! In Hamlet’s Elsinore!

  4. Allie 8 June 2011 1539 #

    Helsingør, Denmark! (Hamlet’s Castle)

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 8 June 2011 1800 #

      @Allie and @David – Very good 🙂

  5. David from Quillcards 8 June 2011 1746 #

    It’s K…b..g Castle, but I will keep the secret too. 🙂

  6. Cam @ Traveling Canucks 8 June 2011 1801 #

    I’m thinking somewhere in the UK, but I have no clue ;-(

  7. Norbert | GloboTreks 8 June 2011 1803 #

    sigh… I really don’t know. Would say somewhere in Eastern Europe, but not really sure either. Tricky one.

  8. Michael Hodson 8 June 2011 1912 #

    Haunted scares me…. I don’t even want to know 😉

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 8 June 2011 2007 #

      @Michael – Haha, I think they’re friendly ghosts.

  9. Randy 8 June 2011 2052 #

    Man, I have no idea. I’m going with Ireland.

  10. Jeremy Branham 8 June 2011 2218 #

    HA!! I know it! Took me forever to find it but it is Kronborg castle in Helsingör, Denmark!

  11. Michael Figueiredo 8 June 2011 2345 #

    I’ve been to this one 🙂 I just sent you a message with my answer!

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 8 June 2011 2355 #

      @Jeremy and @Michael – Well done!

  12. Vera Marie Badertscher 9 June 2011 0624 #

    Great clues, and I’m not going to be as (ahem) indecisive as the others…surely we’re in Denmark at Hamlet’s castle, Kronberg.

    Very clever!

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 9 June 2011 0700 #

      @Vera – We certainly are. I’d expect nothing less from the publisher of the great A Traveler’s Library.

  13. The Dropout 9 June 2011 0705 #

    Uhhmmmm. Is it in Europe, by any chance? Perhaps Copenhagen? And Uncle Google leads me to Kronborg Castle. Am I close?

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 9 June 2011 0800 #

      @The Dropout – Spot on 🙂

  14. jade 9 June 2011 1227 #

    I don’t know it but now I feel like I should! Can’t wait to find out where it is!

  15. The Travel Chica 10 June 2011 0234 #

    Isn’t everything a UNESCO World Heritage Site now 🙂

  16. jimbo 10 June 2011 2014 #

    Kronborg Castle in Denmark

  17. Jason 11 June 2011 1601 #

    I’m glad that by the time I viewed this, the answer was posted because I had no idea where it was.

  18. Christian 12 June 2011 1320 #

    I’m a bit late to the game, I see. But I did know it, I promise! Love the quote-clue from Gertrude

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 12 June 2011 1609 #

      @Christian – ha, I’d be very surprised if you didn’t! Also, I’m impressed – you may have been the only one to get (or even notice) that quote. Hope you’re having a nice weekend and, of course, go not to Wittenberg!

  19. Katherina 14 June 2011 0005 #

    Yey! Thanks so much Sophie! 🙂

  20. Kim 15 August 2011 0000 #

    Ooh, I love the literary clues here. Do more of these quizzes, please, pretty please?


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