Saturday, July 30, 2011

Attractions in Helsingborg - Sweden

Helsingborg is another major tourist destination in Sweden. It is the place to go if you are looking forward to a full immersion in cultural delights, bask in the beauty of stunning gardens and survey several centuries-old buildings.

There is no better place to start your Helsingborg tour than from its namesake castle. From the site of the Helsingborg Castle, follow the archway steps that will lead you to the city center. Do be mindful of your surroundings and make necessary stops along the way to fully enjoy the spectacular view of the harbor it affords. As you find yourself in the center of the city, at the main square of Stortoget, you will find the medieval keep of Karnan. The tower is the only structure left of the 14th century castle that once stood here. You can climb up the tower to catch sight of the city's panorama with the sparkling harbor at the background.

From Karnan, you can pass by Fredriksdal's Open Air Museum. It was once a proud 18th century mansion that was transformed into a beautiful museum. Aside from the rare species of plants in its impressive botanical gardens, it also houses farm animals, old houses and a printing museum in the area. It is a great place for the entire family to visit. You will not only enjoy the wonderful gardens and interesting exhibits, you will also learn a lot during your visit. You may also want to cross the short distance from Fredriksdal to Tropikariet. It is a small zoo where you can interact with some exotic animals sans the cages.

For another interesting museum experience, check out Dunkers Kulturhus or the Dunker's Culture House. The museum's exhibits and art galleries are not the only reason for making a stopover. It also hosts various concerts that you might find worth watching. However, if you are looking for a livelier concert scene, you can check out Tivoli where exciting local and foreign bands usually give the audience a great time.

If you are interested in old churches, you can visit the 14th century church of Sankta Maria Kyrka, which served as a haven for plenty of herring fishermen back in the Middle Ages. There is also Raus Kyrka which dates back to the 12th century, making it one of the oldest churches in the country.

Of course, you can't miss the crowning glory of all Helsingborg attractions. It is the 19th century Sofiero Castle. Its oceanfront location adds to its charm and romance. However, it is the castle's rhododendrons which make the area the most visited and easily the most favorite of visiting tourists. Timing is key if you want to fully appreciate the stunning beauty of these lovely blooms. Visit during early summer and you will see for yourself why the blooming plantation of rhododendron is a spectacle worth observing. You can also visit the modern art gallery while you are in the area. 

To cap your Helsingborg exploration, how about a tura experience? It simply means dinner on the ferries and is considered a unique Helsingborg experience. An advance booking is recommended to ensure that you have a place reserved for your romantic dinner getaway.

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