Famous Old Cheese Shop

Famous Old Cheese Shop

One of our adventures took us to the town of Helsinger. Here in Helsinger lies Kronborg Castle, which is made famous as Elsinore in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The city has a population of about 60,000. Across the water and a 20 minute ferry ride away is Helsingborg, Sweden. You can also easily catch a train from here to Copenhagen and it is about an hour travelling time. The trains are efficient, and are designed to not only to accommodate people, but also have parking spots for your bicycle. This train service also had free Wi-Fi.

Helsinger offers charm with its cobblestone streets and it was here that we discovered the historic cheese shop named Lynhjems Eftf. Ole Jensen Aps offering a huge selection of cheeses and other Danish deli-type foods. This store dates back to 1930 and was originally started by Marius Lynhjem. It changed hands in 1967 to Ole Jensen and has continued since to expand the products it offers.
They offer over 300 cheeses and many of them are produced locally. The producers take great pride in making only the finest cheese available!

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We toured the Kronborg Castle as well. It was pretty fascinating as we walked through the grandness of where the Royalty lived, down into the bellows of the castle where the dungeon was dark and dreary. Photographs on the walls in the castle gave you a bit of an insight to the lifestyle.

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One of the highlights for us was the cathedral within the castle. We were alone in there with doors closed and sang a small tune. The acoustics were perfect. You could not help but be in awe of the craftsmanship.

 

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