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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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  • The a walk through a king's castle built in. The early 1600's. It has correct furniture, wonderful paintings and artifacts. TThe best part is that it looks like the royal. Family have actually lived t...  more »
  • In the Centre of the city lies the beautiful Royal Park in which stands the Castle. Its construction, in the Renaissance style, began at the behest of King Christian IV in the early 1600 intended to receive the permanent residence of the ruling dynasty. Was structured into twenty-four rooms arranged on three floors, it was enlarged over time numerous times and, as a further protection, the moat was built. After the King's death was intended, by his successors, in a summer destination to enjoy the coolness of forest and a "treasure chest" most objects were dynastic guarded rare and valuable, distinctive signs of wealth and riches of the Scandinavian Kingdom. In more recent times the castle became one of Denmark's tourist symbols and media (among other things one of the most beloved by the Danes) and in it you can admire a collection of prized possessions on display in chronological order in the halls, to witness the evolution of the family tree of the Royal family. In the basement you can admire the treasure consisting of crowns and regalia, jewels that belonged to several Queens, weapons such as the sword of coronations of Christian II, the Horn of Oldenburg, many suits of armour, amber necklaces and (alas!) of ivory, Flemish school paintings, tapestries. The Park of Kongens Have (King's gardens) is characterized by huge, manicured lawns and gardens filled with flowers and shrubs trees (ideal for relaxing outdoors); wonderful, relaxing stroll through the green. Access to the Park is free while charges are the entrance to the Castle; There is a free wifi; also Interior photos are allowed.
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  • I enjoyed my visit to the castle. The grounds are nice, the rooms have quite a bit of history to them, and the Crown Jewels are interesting. This is not an opulent castle by any stretch, and the jewel...  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.