Thomas Rahbek

Spouse Tours

In addition to the many things you can do on your own, we will be arranging tours for accompanying spouses.

Depending on the weather, we propose:

Kronborg Castle

Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, at the Sound of Øresund, is one of northern Europe's most important Renaissance castles. Known all over the world from Shakespeare's Hamlet, it is also the most famous castle in Denmark with about 200,000 visitors each year.

There are few sites in the world where so much drama and history are gathered in one place.

King Frederik II built Kronborg in 1574-1585 at the narrowest neck of the Sound between Denmark and Sweden – the Renaissance counterpart of a modern motorway. Through it sailed trading vessels from all over the world and had to pay a tax, ‘the Sound Dues’ to the Danish King.

Inside the castle, an interactive exhibition tells the story of all the gold the Sound Dues brought Denmark and how the castle was used by the Renaissance kings. The banqueting hall, which with its length of 62 metres, was the longest in the North.

The Island of Ven

Ven is a small island in the Öresund strait, between Sweden and Denmark. The island was historically under Danish rule, but became Swedish in 1658, as the rest of Scania was ceded to Sweden by the Treaty of Roskilde. On this island, astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546–1601) built Europe's first and finest research institution to the use of empirical research. The institution included the spectacular castle Uraniborg, the underground observatory Stjerneborg and a fantastic renaissance garden.

Other trips, e.g. daytrip to Copenhagen can be planned according to wishes.