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Helsingborg
Travel Guide

Climb a medieval tower, stroll through exquisite gardens and wet your feet at tropically themed beaches at this ancient city by the sea. 

Helsingborg is one of Sweden's oldest cities, with a history that extends back almost 1,000 years. Explore the seaside locale's medieval architecture and historical homes, enjoy coastal walks and relax on a beach.

Begin your adventure at the waterfront, home to some of the city’s oldest buildings. Admire the brickwork and bejeweled altars of the 14th-century Church of Saint Mary's, Helsingborg's oldest church. Nearby is Helsingborg's City Hall, a 19th-century turreted landmark known locally as the Rådhuset.

For sweeping views of the harbor, climb to the observation deck of Kärnan Tower. The 115-foot (35-meter) structure was once part of a medieval castle. Tour the 19th-century Sofiero Castle and its extensive flower-filled garden. Then go to Fredriksdal Museum and Garden, an open-air museum with historical buildings, including an 18th-century mansion. There are also several gardens and a working farm where you will see horses, sheep and geese among other animals.

There are more creatures on display at Tropikariet, an exotic zoo. Other Helsingborg attractions that children in particular will love is the Pirate Playground.

In summer, relax on the beaches of Helsingborg's waterfront. They extend for approximately 15.5 miles (25 kilometers) along the city’s coastline. Take a dip in the fresh waters of Fria Bad and enjoy a nap on the sands of Tropical Beach, which is decorated with swaying palms. During frosty Scandinavian winters, head to a public bath to enjoy heated pools and invigorating saunas.

If shopping is your thing, visit the Kullagatan, a long pedestrianized street featuring big chain stores and Swedish design shops.

At night, the city has lots to keep you entertained. Watch plays and live music at Dunkers Kulturhus. The cultural center also features art exhibitions and creative workshops. You can also see dance, drama and orchestral performances at the City Hall. Elsewhere, enjoy the bars, late night clubs and standup comedy halls.

Get to Helsingborg by car, bus or train from Copenhagen and many other Danish cities. Let the seaside destination mesmerize you with its history, architecture and beaches.

Top hotels in Helsingborg

Hotell Stadsparken
Hotell Stadsparken
4 out of 5
Bruksgatan 40, Helsingborg
The price is Rs5,940 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar

Located in the heart of Helsingborg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St Maria Kyrka and Karnan. Ferry Terminal and Main Square are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (76 reviews)

"Mycket trevligt hotell. Det fungerade dock dåligt vid sen ankomst då den externa"…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2020

Hotell Stadsparken
Clarion Grand Hotel
Clarion Grand Hotel
4 out of 5
Stortorget 8-12, Helsingborg
The price is Rs6,724 per night from 6 Mar to 7 Mar

Located in the heart of Helsingborg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ferry Terminal and Karnan. Sofiero Castle and Ramlosa Health Well are also within ...

4.2/5Very Good! (992 reviews)
Great hotel

"Very nice room - clean, cozy and great value for money. Breakfast was ok, though there is room for improvement. Would stay there again but have breakfast elsewhere."…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2020

Clarion Grand Hotel
Clarion Hotel Sea U
Clarion Hotel Sea U
4 out of 5
Kungsgatan 1, Helsingborg
The price is Rs7,447 per night from 5 Mar to 6 Mar

Located in the heart of Helsingborg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of City Hall and Karnan. Helsingborg North Harbor and Main Square are also within ...

Clarion Hotel Sea U
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Helsingborg

Mötesplats Borstahusen
Mötesplats Borstahusen
3 out of 5
Lill-Olas väg 30, Landskrona, Skåne
The price is Rs10,068 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar

Nestled on the beach, this Landskrona cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Lill-Olas and Borstahusens Harbor. Landskrona Skeppsbron Ferry Terminal and Landskrona ...

4/5Very Good! (43 reviews)
Excellent stay!

"It was an amazing place, very family friendly, the beach was so clean and quite, staff at reception were outstanding and extremely helpful and friendly , I stayed for 2 nights with my wife and 2 kids and we would definitely love to go back again, however the only inconvenience is the showers which ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2018

Mötesplats Borstahusen
Platypus Penthouse Honeymoon Suite
Platypus Penthouse Honeymoon Suite
3 out of 5
Inspektörsgatan 4, Helsingborg

Located in the heart of Helsingborg, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gustav Adolf Church and Karnan. Lunds University Helsingborg and Olympiastadion ...

4/5Very Good! (10 reviews)

"Inget hotell - borde inte vara en del av Hotels.com. Knepigt med övre våningen i en privat bostad. Mycket tvär och svårforcerad trappa. När man väl är uppe fin och välutrustad lägenhet."…"

Reviewed on 11 Dec 2016

Platypus Penthouse Honeymoon Suite
Camp Ven
Camp Ven
2 out of 5
Husviksvägen, Sankt Ibb
The price is Rs10,630 per night from 3 Mar to 4 Mar

Situated in Sankt Ibb, this campsite is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Ven Ferry Terminal and within 9 miles (15 km) of Landskrona Skeppsbron Ferry Terminal and Landskrona ...

3.6/5Good! (9 reviews)
6-manna stuga

"Fantastiskt läge precis vid havet och underbar utsikt. Bodde i en enkelt inredd campingstuga med 3 våningsängar. Saknade dock utsikt från stugan. Ingen toa, kök eller vatten på rummet. Trevlig restaurang och lekplats på området."…"

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2020

Camp Ven
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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18 Jun 2019

The castle is really interesting and the port. Great shopping at vala

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