Fredensborg Palace, Fredensborg

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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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  • Wonderful place, where the days the Queen is at home can watch the changing of the guard. Here you can freely walk in the beautiful grounds and has in certain weeks during the summer opportunity to enter the Palace and the Orangery
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  • Lovely day out if the sun is out! The gardens are beautiful to walk around. The Palace is closed to the public unless you're there in June or July but having a wander around outside can still be done....  read more »
  • We have the castle is not open to visitors, but only walked through the gardens. Very large, nice and varied. Recommended for a nice walk.
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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.
  • I love the castle in all its splendors :-) a must go when you are in Denmark
  • Mesmerizing
  • Queen 🌼's digs in the summer months
  • Will like To visit its gardens and the inside of the palace
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