Experience a New Kind of Cultural Centre in Helsingor

Visitors in Denmark can never get enough of their cultural experience. Being a country rich in history and culture, this country in the Scandinavian region never runs out of interesting cultural attractions worth exploring.

One place in Denmark you should not miss is The Culture Yard in the beautiful coastal city of Helsingor. This new cultural center lies in front of Denmark’s most famous historic landmark, the Kronborg Castle.

The Culture Yard opened last October 10, 2010. Inside this complex you will find various structures that boast of unique architectural designs — a new theater, a large library with modern facilities, a wharf museum of international standard, a concert hall, a café, arcades, a media workshop as well as meeting and conference facilities. The maritime museum here was designed by BIG composed of Denmark’s award-winning architects.

The yard is referred to as an intelligent building because of the digital experience it offers to visitors as they explore the different areas of the complex. There are digital screens in place that guide visitors by providing a stream of information about the newest cultural attraction.

This new cultural centre was built in the old shipyard in Helsingor. It spans an area of 13,000 square meters and is considered as the first project in a large scale revitalization program of Helsingor’s old wharfs. 

It is the goal of the Helsingor Council to develop a new urban center in the city that will connect it to the harbor and the Kronborg Castle. The council also aims to eventually provide opportunities to cultural institutions to offer artistic productions as a way to promote an inspired environment.

Helsingor is a city situated in the northeast coast of Denmark’s island of Zealand. It is very famous for its Kronborg Castle where William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet took place.

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