Helsingor (Elsinore) is a port city located in eastern Denmark, with population around 60,000. This is also the closest Danish port to Sweden - approx 4 km (2 mi) from Helsingborg.
Town's name is derived from the word "hals" which means "neck" ("narrow strait"), referring to the narrowest point of Oresund. Elsinore is the main shopping destination in North Sealand (North Zealand island), with more than 1 million visitors per year.
Wiibroe Brewery (established 1840) was Denmark's second brewery producing bottled beer (the Wiibroe Flag label) - after Carlsberg. The last Wiibroe Flag was brewed in 1998. Carlsberg continues to brew the beer under the Wiibroe Årgangso label.
The city's oldest fortified building (Flynderborg) is an early medieval fortress on a hill south of the old city. The oldest church (Saint Olaf's Church) was built in the 13th-century. Another popular tourist attraction is the 1915-founded Maritime Museum of Denmark, with collections themed on Denmark's shipping trade dating back from the 15th century.
Helsingor Vaerft (Elsinore Shipyard) was founded in 1882 and used to cover the whole area between Helsingor and Kronborg Castle. At its peak (1957), the shipbuilding facility had ~3600 employees. Due to heavy financial losses, the shipyard was closed in 1983.
In November 2016, the port commissioned a floating dock (located next to the quay) used for cruise ship tender boats docking. In 2017, the cruise port handled a total of 7 ship calls.
Helsingor cruise terminal
Smaller-sized cruise ships dock very close to downtown. From the quay (where the ship is berthed) is a 5-min walk to downtown.
Larger ships are anchored and their passengers transported (via the ship's tender boats) to a landing pier. The pier is at around 20-min walking distance from downtown.
The "HH Ferry route" is operated by regularly scheduled car and passenger ferries, leaving every day from both Helsingborg and Helsingor. This ferry line is the world's busiest - with over 70 departures in each direction daily. The Helsingor car ferry terminal is connected to the city's main railway station, from where trains depart every 20 minutes to Copenhagen.
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