The charming city of Helsingborg offers a wonderful snapshot of traditional Sweden. Scenic, interesting and welcoming, the city is popular with tourists and locals alike, as it is easy to navigate and home to a number of sights and sounds to see and experience.
Located on the shores of south-west Sweden, this coastal city has an abundance of beautiful beaches and a pretty harbour to enjoy, as well a large number of restaurants serving fine cuisine from around the globe and tasty local delights.[ReadMoreMob] If you wish to explore the city’s diverse culture and interesting history, there are plenty of monuments and museums to visit, including Kärnan, the city’s 14th century medieval tower, the beautiful Church of St. Mary and The Fredriksdal Open-air museum. Plus, with over 500 shops in its city centre, Helsingborg is perfect for a little retail therapy too.
The magnificent Sofiero Gardens, home to the stunning Sofiero Castle – one of the Swedish Royal Family’s former residences - is without doubt one of the city's greatest sites. Today, the castle and the surrounding gardens are Helsingborg’s most popular tourist attraction, thanks to its incredible collection of flora - including over 500 different species of Rhododendrons - its beautiful architecture and number of events that take place in the grounds throughout the year.
Helsingborg's keep is a 35m high medieval tower and the only surviving part of the castle of which it formed part. The Kärnan has become a symbol of the city since its construction in the early 1300s.
Fredriksdal Open-Air Museum and Botanical Garden
This museum features 50 historical buildings, including a good collection of old houses that used to be located in downtown Helsingborg. Rare native livestock and plant species are also found here.
Cruises to Helsingborg
Departs: Dover • Fri 24 Jul 2020
11 nights • Boudicca • D2019
- Discover the very best that Sweden has to offer on this very special summertime sailing that combines diverse destinations with breathtaking waterways to present you with a plethora of cultural, historical and scenic highlights.
- You’ll revel in the idyllic scenes of west-coast fjords; delight in the medieval gems of Helsingborg and UNESCO-listed Visby; and uncover a harmonious mix of old and new treasures in classically Swedish Malmö.
- The main event is an overnight stay in stunning Stockholm, affording time to take in the capital’s many museums, palaces and historic districts at leisure, before enjoying a memorable exploration of the sprawling Stockholm Archipelago.
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