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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  • Inside the Palace were not allowed on the day of our visit, so we walked around the park ensemble around the Palace. Enjoy the beautiful scenery.
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  • Fredensborg (palace of peace in Danish) got the name to celebrate the peace with Sweden 1721 after centuries of war. The baroque building is just 30 minutes from the impressive renaissance castles of ...  more »
  • Grand walk about but no entry. Still, the gardens were beautiful and worth the visit. It is great knowing there remains a fascination with royalty in the days of cynicism.  more »
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  • Free public toilets are on the east side of the castle
  • Beautiful palace in the outskirts of Copenhagen. Must visit if you have a couple of days in Copenhagen.
  • 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
  • The Royal Guard presence at the sentry post when the Queen is in.

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