Kronberg was an important castle in its own right in the history of Denmark. But it was made world-famous as Elsinore in Shakespeare's Hamlet. It is an engaging story, but it is so tragic. Perhaps people love it precisely because it is such a sad story? Why is it that we tend to be touched more by tragic story than by happy ones?
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Kronberg Castle in Denmark is a star-shaped fortress. It is situated at the north-east of Denmark, where the North Sea passes into the Baltic Sea. This is also the point where Denmark is closest to Sweden, where the channel is only 4 kilometer wide. Standing on the shore in front of the castle, we could see clearly the land and the buildings on the opposite shore. It is obviously a strategic location.