08. 09. 2012.

UNESCO - Kronborg Castle, Denmark

Kronborg is a castle and star fortress in the town of Helsingør, Denmark, immortalized as Elsinore in William Shakespeare's play Hamlet. It dates back to a stronghold, Krogen, built by King Eric VII in the 1420s; From 1574 to 1585 King Frederick II had the medieval fortress radically transformed into a magnificent Renaissance castle. In 1785 the castle ceased to be a royal residence and was converted into barracks for the army. The army left the castle in 1923, and after a thorough renovation it was opened to the public.
Beautiful addition to my Unesco collection with the Europa stamp, many thanks to bimbim :))

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