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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  • For our July visit it was nice to be so cool, since our friends at home in Atlanta were baking. A tip: bring a light rain jacket, even in the summer. This is one of those attractions that will be comp...  more »
  • A visit in Fredensborg park and garden is definitely an experience you will remember, there is something for all the senses. You will see and experience all the Park's nuances, one must take it in several visits over the year in the time park and garden is open to the public.
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  • The castle of Fredensborg is the summer residence of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark the, she spends more than six months of the year.
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  • 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.
  • I love the castle in all its splendors :-) a must go when you are in Denmark

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