The defeat of the Germans at Helsingborg only called into being the stronger town and territorial alliance of 1367, known as the Cologne Confederation, and its final victory, with the peace of Stralsund in 1370, which gave for a limited period the four chief castles on the Sound into the hands of the Hanseatic towns, greatly enhanced the prestige of the League.
The conquest of Gotland at once led to a war between Valdemar and Sweden allied with the Hanseatic towns; but in the spring of 1362 Valdemar repulsed from the fortress of Helsingborg a large Hanseatic fleet provided with "shooting engines" (cannon) and commanded by Johan Wittenburg, the burgomaster of Lubeck.
By the coast to Helsingborg, &c. From the Vestgota station a narrow-gauge line runs N.E.
The principal exports are granite, timber and hats; and butter through Helsingborg and Gothenburg.
HELSINGBORG, a seaport of Sweden in the district (ldn) of Malmohus, 35 m.