Most people are more familiar with Kronborg Castle as Elsinore, the name William Shakespeare bestowed upon it in Hamlet. Kronborg has long been considered an important example of a Renaissance castle. Construction began in 1574 on a particularly strategic stretch of land on the Sound, the body of water that forms a border between Denmark and Sweden. For centuries it protected the Danish people and hosted the grand affairs of state dignitaries. Now it is one of the most renowned tourist attractions in Denmark. People may choose from a variety of activities onsite. One of the most popular is a guided tour called In Halmlet’s Footsteps.