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Karnan - the keep of Helsingborg

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Address: 1 Slottshagsgatan, Helsingborg 252 23, Sweden
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+46 42 10 59 91
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In the beautiful Slottshagsparken above Terasstrapporna in the centre of...

In the beautiful Slottshagsparken above Terasstrapporna in the centre of Helsingborg you’ll find the medieval Kärnan castle tower. Kärnan is about 35 metres high and it’s worth every single step up the stairs to reach the top and enjoy the magnificent views over the harbour, Öresund and Helsingör.Kärnan will close for restauration on the 5th of november.

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Beautiful place and many old stories to tell. Great views!

I have been in this place several times and I never get tired.👍😊 If you are here in Scandinavia, come and visit this place.

Reviewed 6 days ago
lynnbarbosa
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Helsingborg, Sweden
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Helsingborg, Sweden
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been in this place several times and I never get tired.👍😊 If you are here in Scandinavia, come and visit this place.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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305 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wether you walk up the steps from the bottom or walk through the park at the top as I did, you will still find the views of the city very nice. I was there just before sunset, although a little chilly in March, it offered the chance for some great photos of the city. A must do if you are... More 

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Thank Soundgesture
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kärnan is a small, historical park in Helsingborg. Families can enjoy the big space for pick-nicks during summer and kids can play at the playground. Travelers come up here to mount the Kärnan Tower. I usually come here to admire the view , overlooking Denmark in the horizon. A must go if in Helsingborg.

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Thank Yvette L
Helsingborg, Sweden
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

When you finally got to the top of the building there is a stunning view of the surrounding areas. Also a monocular available so you can see details in the far distance.

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Thank Albin A
KulturforvaltningHBG, Informationsansvarig at Karnan – the keep of Helsingborg, responded to this review

Hi Albin, Thanks for your kind review of our beloved tower. Hope to see you climbing the stairs once more this year! Best wishes, Max - web editor More 

Helsingborg, Sweden
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017

A kinda cool place where you can see the whole city center and on bright clear days over to Denmark.

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Thank Göran S
KulturforvaltningHBG, Informationsansvarig at Karnan – the keep of Helsingborg, responded to this review

Hi Göran, Thanks for your kind review. Although we want to know what we can do better to improve our rating and meet your expecatations. Please email your thoughts to infomaster.fredriksdal@helsingborg.se Best wishes, Max - web editor More 

Ottawa, Canada
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75 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

When visiting friends and family for Christmas, we took a day trip to see Hamlet's Castle in Helsingor, Denmark and walk around Helsingborg. The entrance and steps to the keep itself are the real attraction as far as I'm concerned. They felt like a Game of Thrones set.

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Thank FelixMacias
KulturforvaltningHBG, Informationsansvarig at Karnan – the keep of Helsingborg, responded to this review

Dear Felix, Thank you for your kind review. It glads me to see that you've visited many of our regions historically significant sites. Although I want to know what we can do to improve our rating and meet your expectations for your next visit. Please email your thoughts to infomaster.fredriksdal@helsingborg.se Best wishes, Max - web editor More 

Sweden
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1,054 reviews
258 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Visit this place, very nice view and great historical story, all the stairs up from the ground level is a pleasure to do since you know what is waiting up there

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Thank Jens H
KulturforvaltningHBG, Informationsansvarig at Karnan – the keep of Helsingborg, responded to this review

Hi JHE, Thank your for a nice review of our beloved landmark. I hope to see you in the tower again! Best wishes, Max - web editor More 

Brisbane, Australia
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222 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Helsingborg is an interesting small town on the Swedish side of the straits between Denmark and Sweden. Pleasant to stroll around and great views from the keep on the hill behind the town.

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Thank CaseyandSue
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best places to visit. Every time I had been to Helsingborg, I have always visited this place. From the Karnan you can see the coastline of Helsingor and almost all of Helsingborg. The Karnan tower is their historical heritage and a must see. Wonderful place. Do go there!

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Thank Vivek M
Gottmadingen, Germany
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63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

When you visit Helsingborg at a clear day, the visit of Kärnan is a must-do. Each level in the tower offers an interesting insight into history and when you finally enter the top, you are given a great view over town and towards Denmark. Worth the fee!

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Thank 66Norbert
KulturforvaltningHBG, Informationsansvarig at Karnan – the keep of Helsingborg, responded to this review

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