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Frederiksberg Palace, Frederiksberg

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Frederiksberg Palace is a Baroque residence, located in Frederiksberg, Denmark, adjacent to the Copenhagen Zoo. It commands an impressive view over Frederiksberg Gardens, originally designed as a palace garden in the Baroque style. Constructed and extended from 1699 to 1735, the palace served as the royal family’s summer residence until the mid-19th century. Since 1869, it has housed the Royal Danish Military Academy.Style and historyAs crown prince, Frederick IV had broadened his education by travelling in Europe. He was particularly impressed by the architecture in Italy and, on his return to Denmark, asked his father, Christian V, for permission to build a summer palace on Solbjerg as the hill in Valby was then known.The original building, probably designed by Ernst Brandenburger, was completed in 1703 for Frederick IV as a small, one-storey summer residence. The first major extension, when it was converted into a three-storey H-shaped building, was completed in 1709 by Johan Conrad Ernst, giving the palace an Italian Baroque appearance. It was Lauritz de Thurah who executed the third and final extension from 1733 to 1738 when the palace received extensions to the lateral wings encircling the courtyard.
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  • Very easy to reach by public transport. Beautiful Palace, be sure to visit. Beautiful interior, like so many others in Denmark.
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  • This was my second visit to the great Danish castle [I first went in 2000] and it was so wonderful to see it again. The richness of the architecture, the extraordinary King's Chapel, the Great Hall, t...  more »
  • A nice beautiful garden, where you can walk around, running or have a picnic. Too bad you're not in the castle itself can.
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  • Beautiful and tranquil. Lose yourself in the twisting paths in the garden and find your favorite spot to lay down and read a book, have a picnic or have a peak into the zoo's elephant enclosure.
  • Palace is not so good but park here is very good
  • The palace itself is not accessible but the gardens they stand in are worth visiting
  • Huge garden next to the palace is very famous for outdoor exercise.
  • Nice cozy garden

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