Friday’s Weekly Travel Photo – Kronborg Castle Caretakers Hut

Posted on / by Alex Berger

Kronborg Castle - Caretakers Hut

Located just behind Kronborg Castle, the fortress that inspired Hamlet, there is a small caretaker’s hut built alongside the castle’s outer wall.  This cute extension of the fanciful stonework that decorates the castle serves as a fascinating contrast between royal opulence and the humble lifestyle of the common man (or woman).  The building, with its oddly aligned walls, cute doorways and faded paint has an intoxicating charm, which made it one of my favorite parts of my visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site, which is located in Helsingor, Denmark.

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Alex Berger

I am a travel blogger and photographer. I also am involved in academic research into the study abroad and backpacker communities.


  • Christy @ Technosyncratic
    March 31, 2012

    This is so cute and quaint! There are some lovely old houses where we’re currently staying in France, but they’re not as unique as this.

    • Alex Berger
      March 31, 2012

      Thanks for the kind words Christy! Definitely shoot me a tweet with the photos if you post any! This is definitely a charming little place ehh?

  • Ashlynne Styles
    April 1, 2012

    Doesn’t seem like a caretaker’s home because this house is way too beautiful! 🙂 Great shot by the way!

  • Caanan @ No Vacation Required
    April 3, 2012

    It looks like it grew out of the side of the castle. It looks very shallow – is that the case?


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