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Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen

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To see an exhibit featuring a collection of Danish crown jewels and regalia, head to Rosenborg Castle, one of the country's finest examples of Renaissance architecture. Originally constructed as King Christian IV's country house in 1606, the structure underwent several major expansion projects through 1624. The elegant castle sits in the middle of one of the city's liveliest parks and serves as a royal history museum. In addition to the famous crown jewels, which are displayed in the catacombs beneath the castle, the museum collection also includes a coronation carpet and the throne chair of Denmark. Our Copenhagen trip itinerary maker makes visiting Rosenborg Castle and other Copenhagen attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I was plesantly surprised by how good Rosenborg Castle was. I knew it would have some good things to see being as how it houses the Danish crown jewels but was expecting it to be a bit less interestin...  more »
  • The visit of the Park around the castle is nice. The Park is neat, the view of the castle is friendly.
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  • Rosenborg Castle is stunning both inside and out. If you wish to take this tour it is important that you arrive at the castle early to avoid the huge crowds of people and get the most out of the castl...  more »
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  • The Danish crown jewels are here, so expect to see armed guards. There's an entry fee of 105DKK--free if you have a Copenhagen Card. All bags have to be left in lockers. The crown jewels are in the basement which has a separate entrance. These jewels are retrieved and used for ceremonial events. Inside there are some beautifully decorated rooms and ceilings. There is a long room on the upper floor which is where the king would have held court. It has a most attractive ceiling--never seen one like that before with reliefs. There's a park right in front of the castle. Good place to relax and picnic. There were lots of mums out there with their kids. There is also a statue of their famous son, Hans Christian Andersen. Easy to get to--it's about 500 metres from Norreport station. You could spend about 1.5 hours here.
  • Excellent castle in the city. The royal castle is beautiful on the outside. The interior is just as beautiful spread over three levels and the Treasury in the basement. Allow for at least one hour to tour the inside and additional time for the outside grounds. The staff were also very knowledgeable of the Castle and could provide additional details on the rooms when asked.
  • Very cool building! You get such a vivid look into what life was like hundreds of years ago. Some of the smaller rooms get pretty packed but it's to be expected and doesn't detract from the experience. Definitely get the free guide pamphlet with your ticket. It give great context for the visit.
  • Really beautiful building inside and out! It's pretty dark inside as I'm guessing they want to protect all of the paintings. It's relatively small inside so shouldn't take you no more than an hour to do. Be careful of opening times during winter, they shut at 3pm most days which is pretty early for a tourist attraction. The gardens nearby in the grounds are lovely, I suspect it would be a nice walk in the summer! The top floor room is incredible and very regal.
  • Stunning castle and grounds. Definitely a must-see in Copenhagen. You do need to pay for a locker to leave your backpack in (in addition to the entrance fee) and you can only pay it with a coin, so that was a bit of a hassle (we didn't have any danish currency with us). The staff was very helpful though and in the end, accepted our card.