Sunday, October 16, 2016

Kronborg Castle | Denmark

Kronborg is a castle and stronghold in the town of Helsingør, Denmark. The castle is situated on the extreme northeastern tip of the island of Zealand. The origins of this castle dates back to the year 1420. Kronborg is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2000.

Did you know that this is the castle that Shakespeare set Hamlet in? Shakespeare called Kronborg Castle Elsinore.   

The stamps are part of a set of 4 stamps about (Danish) farm animals (issue 2016). From left to right: the Oldenburg Stallion, Danish Red Holstein and Wyandotte Chicken.


Medical Librarian said...

Cool connection to Hamlet. I'm not sure I would have realized this building was a castle from the outside and not some kind of museum or art gallery or other public space.

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