City center of Elsinore

When you approach Helsingør by ferry or train, you will immediately enter in the small historic town center with its pedestrian streets, nice stores, Danish flags, small squares and department stores. St Olaf's Church and the Town Hall are the most prominent buildings. Stengade is the main street and Axeltorv is the main square. Just a few blocks North of the old city center you will find the new Culture Center, the harbour and the legendary Kronborg Castle (click here).

Historic town center seen from the ferry arriving from Sweden; dominated by the Town Hall and St Olaf's Church.

Culture Harbour (click on picture to visit the harbour section)


Old Town Center with the Town Hall. Jernbanevej and Havnepladsen are seen in the front next to the military ship.Kronborg Castle (click on picture to visit the harbour section)

Helsingør Town Hall from 1855 has glass mosaics with motifs of the town's history.


Town Hall seen from Stengade (Stone St), the main pedestrian st.

Town Hall

Havnepladsen (Harbour Square) with the Swedish pillar, a 11.75m high coppar columns that was erected in 1947 to show gratitude to Sweden, since they helped Danish refugees during the World War II. This is the first sight when you enter from the ferry. To the right is St Olafs Kirke.


A small lane leading to Stengade.

Typical Danish colourful street near the ferries.

St Olaf's Church (Helsingør Domkirke, St Olaf's Kirke), Helsingør's tallest building. A red brick gothic church that was built between 1480 and 1559. The first romanesque building was built in the 1200s.


St Olaf's Church

St Olaf's Church is now a cathedral.

Sankt Mariae Kirke (St Mary's Church), here seen from Skt Anna Gade, was built in the middle ages. The composer Dietrich Buxtehude was organist here in the 1660s. The church forms the south wing of a Carmelite monastery from 1430, Vor fru kloster (Cloister of Our Lady).


St Mary's Church

St Mary's Church has concerts inside its enclosed courtyard. Helsingor Municipal Museum is right next to it.

Railway Station/Ferry terminal/Post office/Tourist office building, a historic building in renaissance style.


Central station
Ferry terminal

Gamle Faergestraede (Old Ferry Lane), an very old and narrow pedestrian passage from the ferries to the main street, Stengade.


Old Ferry Lane, only for pedestrians

Gamle Faergestraede

Stengade (Stone Street) is the main pedestrian street of Elsinore. Here you find beautiful historic buildings as well as many nice stores and restaurants. You won't hesitate that you are in Denmark!


Stengade is full of Danish flags!

Stengade is filled with especially Swedish tourists and shoppers.

St Olaf's Church from Stengade.   Stjerngade   Stjerngade

Helsingør Center. In this shopping galleria you find Føtex, H&M and other stores.   Stjernegade, side street to Stengade.   We shopped in the Kvickly department store (left) on Stjernegade.

Axeltorv is a vibrant square in the Northern edge of the town center. Here you can find a lot of restaurants, cafés and pubs, and try the Danish specialty pølser (red hot dog). Markets are held here on Wednesdays and Sundays.


The sculpture of King Eric of Pomerania who gave the city its character. This monument from 1926 is in coppar and marble on Axeltorv.

Café Chaplin, Axeltorv, the hub of Elsinore.

Streetscape of the town center   Painting in the town center   Music store opposite the ferries

Kirkestraede (Church Lane) towards St Olaf's Church and a beautiful wall painting that tells a story about birth and plague.

Kirkestraede (Church Lane) towards St Olaf's Church. You can find many half-timbered houses in bright colours, many of them yellow.


Details of wall painting.


Sophie Brahes Gade, towards the harbour   Looking towards Kronborg and the harbour   St Olaf's Kirke, The Cathedral of Elsinore