<p>The sneakers give her away. Were it not for her footwear, this girl would be hard to pin down in terms of era. She's standing on a landing that leads to the garrisons of Kronborg Castle. Deemed a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000, the castle has roots in the early 15th century, when Danish king Erik of Pomerania built a fortress here. His aim: to collect dues from all ships wanting to enter or leave the Baltic. Kronborg sits in the town of Elsinore (of Hamlet fame), at the northern tip of Denmark's Zealand island.<br><br>Read more about Denmark in "The Long Weekend" in the September 2007 issue of <em>National Geographic Traveler</em>.</p>

Long Weekend: Denmark

The sneakers give her away. Were it not for her footwear, this girl would be hard to pin down in terms of era. She's standing on a landing that leads to the garrisons of Kronborg Castle. Deemed a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000, the castle has roots in the early 15th century, when Danish king Erik of Pomerania built a fortress here. His aim: to collect dues from all ships wanting to enter or leave the Baltic. Kronborg sits in the town of Elsinore (of Hamlet fame), at the northern tip of Denmark's Zealand island.

Read more about Denmark in "The Long Weekend" in the September 2007 issue of National Geographic Traveler.

Photograph by Sisse Brimberg & Cotton Coulson, Keenpress

Denmark

See photos of Denmark's castle country in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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