Fredensborg Palace, Fredensborg

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Fredensborg Palace is a palace located on the eastern shore of Lake Esrum (Danish, Esrum Sø) in Fredensborg on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in Denmark. It is the Danish Royal Family’s spring and autumn residence, and is often the site of important state visits and events in the Royal Family. It is the most used of the Royal Family’s residences.HistoryAt the end of the Great Northern War King Frederick IV asked architect Johan Cornelius Krieger, royal gardener to the court at Rosenborg Castle, to build him a small pleasure palace on the site of a farmyard named Østrup. Krieger built the French-inspired baroque palace 1720–1726, and the King himself took an active part in the planning of the building and grounds, and followed construction closely. The man responsible for the actual construction was General Building Master Johan Conrad Ernst, who was also responsible for the construction of Frederiksberg Palace.While the building was still under construction Denmark–Norway and Sweden negotiated a peace treaty, which was signed July 3, 1720 on the site of the unfinished palace The treaty determined the fate of Skåne, which since that time has been a part of Sweden, and ended Denmark’s eleven-year participation in the Great Northern War. To commemorate the signing of the peace accord the palace was named Fredens Borg (lit. "Peace's Castle").
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  • Living right next to this park is fantastic. I often go there. Its perfect for a run, a nice walk with my wife, my teen son, or even for playing with my grandson. There is something for everyone and i...  more »
  • Too bad we had little time, because this is really a place of peace, as the name implies. A royal residence unimpressive as the most famous castles, but surrounded by a park with trees and gardens. Unfortunately, for reasons of travel, we could not visit the inside.
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  • The Royal Palace is located on the road between Fredensborg better known Frederiksborgom and Kronborgom, so you can go here when visiting them. In spring and summer, serves as the residence of the Royal family. Opportunities to visit restricted Palace is open only in July and early August. However, tourists can freely walk in the Palace Gardens and the Sunday also visit the Church. In front of the Palace, the Royal Guardsmen are on duty continuously.
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  • Beautiful palace gardens, lake, and interesting art and monuments. The summer residence of the royal family is beautiful. A great afternoon drive, and the surrounding towns are gorgeous as well. Take a moment to visit the local cemetery as well. Clean, well kempt and relaxing.
  • Amazing castle of it's time. Definitely worth a visit
  • Cultural treasure open for public during the summer.
  • The Royal Guard presence at the sentry post when the Queen is in.
  • I love the castle in all its splendors :-) a must go when you are in Denmark