Comfort Hotel Nouveau
Helsingborg, 252 25
Phone: (46) 42 37 19 50
Arts & Museums
The remaining fortifications of the once mighty Helsingborg castle are now known as Kärnan, or "the core" in English. They constitute only the keep, or central tower of the old fortress, but the insides of the building are fitted out with a museum of medieval life and warfare. The top of the keep also features a viewing area with stunning views of the city, the surrounding countryside, the Öresund and Denmark across the water.
The Fredriksdals Friluftsmuseum (Frederick's Open Air Museum) was developed around a 1765 manor house after it was donated to the city council by its last family in 1923. It is spread across 69 acres at the city center and is open to public throughout the year for stroll down the narrow pathways of the garden. The garden also boasts of holding one of the most elaborate rose gardens in the country where you can find more than 400 variety of roses. The Fredriksdalsteatern (Fredriksdal Theater), inside the museum, is a French baroque styled open-air theater that hosts variety of theater as well as cultural acts from time to time.
The Grafiska Museet in Helsingborg is one of the premiere museums in town. It is a highly refined collection of graphic arts, from painting to drawing to sculpture. The museum is well funded, so several works of art by famous artists are on display. The grounds and building of the museum are worth a look by themselves, but the museum itself is one of Helsingborg's best sights.
Located in the city of Helsingør, this museum is housed inside an ancient building known as Karmeliterhuset or Carmelite House. The building itself is believed to have been built in the 16th Century; the museum primarily showcases artifacts and models pertaining to the city. For more details, check the website.
The Danmarks Tekniske Museet houses an impressive collection of appliances, vehicles and steam engines. The museum highlights are the ancient Hammel car and vintage automobile displays. Admission prices vary seasonally.
Founded in 1958, Louisiana is one of Denmark's greatest museum of modern art. The museum is the annex of an old villa, located in the middle of a magnificent park which stretches down to Oresund. In the park, you'll find sculptures by Henry Moore, Calder, Max Ernst, Arp and Debuffet. Inside lies a fine collection of sculptures by Giacometti. Also view exhibitions by Van Gogh, Monet, Magritte, Chagall, Matisse, Warhol and Hopper. The museum contains a concert hall and an excellent restaurant boasting beautiful views of Oresund.
Sveriges Cirkusmuseum is a museum dedicated to circus and its troupe. It showcases assortment of colorful outfits and props used in circus. Right from the toys of clowns to the objects toggled by tightrope walkers, this space has it all. Apart from that, it also has circus shows that are loved by one and all. For more details, call ahead.
In 1903 Johannes Hage donated his collection of paintings to this museum. Here you will find work by brilliant Italian painters from the fifteenth century, as well as Dutch painters from the 1600s, amongst them Rembrandt. Also Dansk Guldaldermalerier, paintings from the Danish Golden Age (1750-1850), amongst them work by C.N. Eckersberg.
This museum is located at the site of a bunker and artillery complex dating back to World War II. The installation is fitted out as though the weapons were set to go into action, and everything is authentically set up to replicate conditions from the war. Due to Sweden's neutrality, the guns were never fired in combat, but their condition, the complex and the informative staff can give one a sense of the uncertainty and fear of that unique and historic time.
Tegners Museum og Staue Park is an ode to Denmark's most revered sculptor, Rudolph Tegner. This park has several of his sculptures that have been carefully preserved over the centuries much to the awe of art enthusiasts. After a stroll through the exhibits, replenish yourself at the museum cafe that serves some delicious Danish snacks and beverages.
This delightful manor in Gammel Holte, north of Copenhagen, houses a museum of modern art. Originally this was part of lands belonging to the Crown. In 1755 Lauritz de Thurah bought Gl. Holtegård and constructed the distinguished three-winged main building, which was taken over in 1976 by Sllerd. Gl. Holtegård shows temporary exhibitions, but also has a fixed collection of very fine paintings. Here you can also find the archives of the municipality.
Abelholt Klostermuseum gives you an insight into the medical world of the bygone era. Medicines and herbs used in those days along with the garden comprising herbal and medicinal plants make for an interesting tour.