Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s Castle

Everyone knows that Kronborg Castle is the place inspired the fictional Elsinore in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, so it is no wonder that every year they hold a “Shakespeare Festival” at this special UNESCO World Heritage site.

This year, the Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s Castle will be running from August 1 – 10 where they will be showing King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, and Hamlet (UK film starring Kenneth Branagh). The film will be shown in the open-air cinema at the Castle’s courtyard, lending a breathtaking background making for an incredibly unforgettable experience. 

For those whose schedule won’t allow them to visit Kronborg Castle during the Shakespeare Festival, you can still enjoy a little Shakespeare if you visit on the August 12th or 31st, which is when the special Summer Concert takes place. The Summer Concert 2013 actor and singer Christian Steffensen performing excerpts of the original songs from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Storm. Accompanying him will be renowned organist Soren Hansen Gleerup. 

Of course, if visiting during either of the two special events are out of the question for you, just a walk through the halls of the Kronborg Castle as you join the special guided tour “In Hamlet’s Footsteps”, which is available all summer, will surely give you a feel of how Hamlet would have played out if it would have happened in Kronborg.

Kronborg Castle is open to the public for tours everyday this summer from 10 am till 5:30 pm.

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