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Denmark's Magical Islands (PHOTOS)

Posted: 05/10/2012 7:00 am

The majestic kingdom of Denmark is sandwiched in northwestern Europe between the Baltic and the North Sea. This oft-overlooked Scandinavian nation is home to one of the most ancient royal dynasties in Europe and emerged from the last century almost entirely unscathed. With enchanting scenery and an abundance of picturesque structures and villages dotted throughout the countryside, international visitors will discover a treasure trove of magical destinations within easy reach of the capital city of Copenhagen.

-- Eric Selzer

Kronborg Castle
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Kronborg Castle is one of the best preserved and most spectacular Renaissance castles in all of Denmark, boasting impressive turrets, spires and regal courtyards. Situated in the historic port city of Helsingør, the castle has been listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site and it has achieved global notoriety through the writings of William Shakespeare as “Hamlet’s Castle.” This proud maritime fortification dates from the sixteenth century and it possesses a truly royal heritage as it was given the honor of housing King James I of England when he arrived in Scandinavia for his marriage to Princess Anne of Denmark in 1589.
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