Fredensborg Palace, Fredensborg
(4.5/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Beautiful gardens, overviewing the lake. Nice tour around the castle - and in July you can see the Queen's private gardens and rooms in the castle. Definitely worthwile a visit 
  • The palace garden did a few years year undergo a total makeover where all the old trees of the center park avenue were removed and replaced by new ones. At the same time all statues were given a much ...  more »
  • An incredibly beautiful castle with a park that is really worth a visit. Very exciting; O velholdtog)-you can easily get more hours to go and enjoy all the impressions.
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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