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. 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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  • This place is amazing! The castle is 3 floors of beautifully ornate ornamentation, combined with a treasury including the crown jewels in the basement. The staff was phenomenal! They were exceedingly ...  more »
  • Despite the gloomy and rainy day, the Castle has kept intact the charm that characterizes it. Positioned in the city is surrounded by a nice Park and green gardens. Also worth visiting the Royal rooms and the Crown jewels.
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  • Despite cool summer weather with a tendency to bursts, so is the garden beautiful. early flowering perennials in the flower, the tulips were moving away, and the roses were waiting for slightly warmer temperatures. The beautifully etched ask, in their ornate designs are a pleasure to behold, what a work it must be to keep so fine
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  • 4/10/2017 This is one of the castles in the city of Copenhagen that has a museum of the crown jewel. It's pretty small compared to the other castles around the area. The adjacent garden/park is beautiful and nice to just take a stroll and enjoy the greenery. Admission is included in the Copenhagen card and the museum has alot of really cool jewelry, shiny stuff. Oh I love shiny stuff. The castle is very cool to look at, it has the classic Renaissance structure with lots of rooms, hallways and corridors. It would be really fun to play hide and go seek here. There was a room with an extensive collection of swords, I'm sure they are priceless. Loved this place, must visit when in Copenhagen!
  • Interesting historic castle on beautiful grounds in central Copenhagen. Tour the castle then visit the vault to see arms and gorgeous gems! There is an audio guide you can download (which wasn't working when we visited, unfortunately). Children really enjoyed visiting, and there is enough to see to keep 6 and 7-year-old children engaged.
  • One of the most well kept palaces that I’ve seen. It has some really neat artifacts and history. It’s not extremely huge but if you like history and excess opulence then you should definitely go.
  • Firstly, as a side note, Copenhagen's number one tourist attraction (on trip advisor) closes at 2pm on a Sunday. That's 2 in the afternoon if you are in any doubt. A great place to spend an hour or two, however, if you've been to an equivalent in any of Europe's other big cities there is not a lot to knock your socks off...
  • Historically significant palace in Copenhagen. You can see the crown jewels and other historical antique items. You can easily spend half a day here, but a quick overview is going to take around an hour. There is student discount.

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