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Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen

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Castle History Museum
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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  • Excellent tourist attraction but lots of stairs as you would expect. Nice outdoor cafe even in the rain as heaters/cushions and rugs all supplied. Well worth seeing the crown jewels. Look out for the ...  more »
  • A nice tour of the royal castle and its gardens, not to mention the treasure: jewelry and crowns.
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  • In the center of the city is this beautiful centuries old castle--small yet beautiful surrounded by beautiful summer garden. The best part is gawking at the Crown Jewels--priceless gems that sparkle a...  more »
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  • The castle was beautiful but they don't let you take in your purse. They have lockers there, you insert 20 Kronen, put your stuff in and take the key. We thought it would be safe. WRONG!!!!! We didn't realize until hours later that someone broke into it, took my wallet out of my purse and also took a money holder from my friends backpack. I didn't think about taking my wallet/change purse with me. Very frustrating.We had to cancel credit cards. WHAT A PAIN!!!!!!
  • For anyone interested in history this is well worth a visit... An amazing amount of things to see - could easily have spent twice as long. Staff are very knowledgeable and willing to share their knowledge when asked. Highlights for me included Christian IV's toilet, and the treasury...
  • Despite the dreary weather outside, inside the palace was gorgeous! So many antiquities to look over and learn about. Would highly recommend if you have a few hours to spare, as there is much to see in this beautiful collection.
  • Fantastic collection of opulent items from royalty. Still guarded by solders and also there is an amazing collection of weapons in the basement. Also a beautiful place grounds with a park and garden. Go check it out!
  • Must see when in Copenhagen. After taking a walking tour and hearing a little history about it and a few tips on why certain things are where they are, visiting the castle made it all the more special. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit through the castle.

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Most of the hotels in Copenhagen are located in the central Vesterbro or hip Indre By areas, though there are many more adventurous (and somewhat more affordable) places to stay during your vacation. As in the rest of Denmark, accommodations in Copenhagen are quite expensive. If you're traveling on a tight budget, consider camping along the Mølleå River or staying in one of the city's many backpacker hostels. If you prefer an inexpensive hotel, explore options in the Helgolandsgade and Colbjørnsensgade neighborhoods. For a taste of Denmark's art scene, head to the up-and-coming Kongens Nytorv and Nyhavn areas. Travelers who like to stay outside of the main tourist areas should set their sights on one of the city's suburbs, like the northern section where you can stay at a beachfront hotel or on a houseboat.
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