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Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen

Must see · Castle · Historic Site
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. To visit Rosenborg Castle and get the most from your holiday in Copenhagen, create itinerary details personal to you using our Copenhagen online visit planner.
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  • My wife and I visited the castle over the weekend and we really enjoyed it. The building and artifacts were amazing. The best part was the visit down to the vaults where the crown jewels and other...  more »
  • Lovely castle, it takes 1-2 hours to see everything. Please note - it you want to see the Crown Jewels you would need a ticket for the exhibition as well.  more »
  • The Castle has lovely grounds (go in rose season), and the castle is arranged so that each rooms gives the history of one of the kings. The Treasury is spectacular. Well worth a visit of 2-3 hours...  more »
  • Magnificent exhibits! Much of the signage is in English. You can upload a audio tour to your cell phone. You have to be able to climb steps. The lighting is dim but we were able to take photos. We went on a cold day and it was only slightly warmer inside. Highly recommended.
  • Spectacular! I have been to Rosenberg Castle many times and each time I discover something new . Definitely take a tour with the tour guides. They have so many interesting informative historical facts and stories to tell . The Royal Jewels are absolutely beautiful. The gardens are free to visit . Take a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful gardens .
  • The rooms are full of exhibition item so you really get a unique glimpse of the lives of European nobility. The upstairs felt cramped with too many items (every inch of walls are covered with paintings and ornaments) and not enough light even though the rooms are large. You'll get to appreciate the spaciousness of modern living quarters and the advent of electrical lighting once you return to your hotel room! The treasury in the basement is a wonder of bedazzling gold and precious jewels. The diadem collection is worth the visit.
  • I missed the crown jewels because the time Google recommends was too short, but I would be perfectly happy to see the whole exhibit again at the same (very reasonable) price. The place is gorgeous and overflowing with treats of Baroque art, porcelain, and early clockwork. The online guide you can get on your phone in the castle has the stories for not just all the rooms but also every major piece of art and furniture. The ivory collection is astounding, too. I'd schedule at least 2.5 hours if you're going for the first time.
  • The castle is absolutely beautiful. If you are interested in knowing more about the history of the castle, be sure to bring a fully charged device. You could connect to their WiFi and get a detailed written guide about the castle. That said, it is still not as well-curated as some of the castles I’ve visited in England or Vienna. There’s a pretty garden right outside too.

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