Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerod

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Natural History Museum Historic Site
Head to Frederiksborg Castle to explore the lavish rooms and lush gardens of past Danish royalty, now transformed into the area's national history museum. The oldest parts of the castle were built by Frederick II in 1560, but the majority of what remains today was constructed by Christian IV in the early 1600s. Walk the grounds of the largest Renaissance palace in Scandinavia to see fountains, sculptures, hedges, and a variety of flowers and other foliage. The castle is in the middle of Palace Lake and stretches across three small islands. Check out the large Baroque chapel, the lavishly decorated rooms, the Great Hall and Throne Room, and the contemporary Danish art collection housed inside. A small cafe in the garden is an ideal place to sit down and grab a coffee while taking in great views of the palace. For Frederiksborg Castle and beyond, use our Hillerod vacation route planner to get the most from your Hillerod vacation.
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  • First things first, parking is not free so make sure you pay for parking. This castle and the gardens are huge, with also a massive park with a couple of ponds attached to the main site. We did not vi...  more »
  • One tip that we were given was to make it early to avoid the crowds and we made good use of our time by visiting this destination early. There was free audio tour and it was quite good and informative...  more »
  • The so called "Versailles of Denmark" was a fantastic place to visit. We went there on our first full day in Copenhagen. We took the S-tog from the Central Station to Hillerod and walked to the castle...  more »
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  • Beautiful caste and surroundings. It takes about a day with travel in and out of Copenhagen. There is a lot to see in the castle and in the park as well. We could have spent another few hours walking around in the park, as the area is huge. There are no audio guides, but leaflets are provided in most of the rooms to read the background history. There is a TV screen in one of the rooms in the entrance which shows how the castle was build and remodeled during the different periods. Make sure you watch out for the guy dressed in 17. century clothing. He is wondering around in the rooms with the visitors.
  • A castle that really really worth a visit. It's very big, you can walk at least 1.5 hour inside, very beautiful, with a gold church. A lot of detailed paintings. The great hall made me a "wow". I have to say it's wonderful.
  • Beautiful castle. Definitely worth half a day trip from Copenhagen. Probably my favorite castle in Denmark. The garden is a must see as well.
  • The place it is very welcome and the gardens are beautiful, if you are a person that likes museums, it is recommended to visit it as it has a lot of interesting things, a pictures with the old Copenhagen.
  • The start to day 2 started at Frederiksborg Castle/Palace - huge, I mean really huge place. you walk and walk all the way through the gorgeous garden to the castle while admiring the splendor of it. Denmark's Museum of National History has been housed at this castle since 1878. The castle built at the time of Christian IV (1588-1648) was restored after a fire in 1859 while the museum was founded by the brewer J.C. Jacobsen as a separate department of the Carlsberg Foundation.In addition to the magnificent rooms such as the Chapel, the Rose, the Audience Chamber and the Great Hall, the Museum contains Denmark's most important collection of portraits and historical paintings as well as the distinguished decorative art. The Chronological Collection illustrates Denmark's history from 1500 until the present day and the Audience Chamber, designed and completed in 1680s.