Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerod

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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. Plan your visit to Frederiksborg Castle and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Hillerod trip planner .
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  • August 17, 2017
    Arriving during a downpour and being our second castle visit of the day may have dampened my appreciation of Fredriksborg Slot. We were not able to explore the grounds except the fountain in the entra...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    While this castle is far from Copenhagen, it is fairly easy to travel by train to visit it. The castle is very well preserved, included in the price guide is sufficient to understand the history of the Castle. The gardens are beautiful. From the station to the Castle you can go by bus, from La for the bus you have to walk 20 minutes around Central magnificent from a lagoon, the ride is very pleased and worth. The city of Hillerød is small but with good antique shops and cafes
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  • August 17, 2017
    If you come to Copenhaguen for several days, this castle is a must. Beautiful rooms and old furniture. And the sights of the castle are probably the mostrar beautiful of Denmark  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    This place was absolutely gorgeous! We took the train from Copenhagen and spent 5 hours exploring this castle on our last day in Denmark. We could have spent the whole day here easily. The castle itself was stunning. Back in the day this would have been a sight to see in all its glory.
  • May 29, 2017
    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.
  • June 11, 2017
    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.
  • June 26, 2017
    I love the castle, I have been there many times over the years. It has been a while since my last visit so this time I tried the audio tour. I think it's great that the audio tour is free, and it was quite good, but it was difficult to get it running on my Android phone. They really should provide an RSS link so any podcast app can be used.
  • June 22, 2017
    Awesome place. Full of art and histroy... if you go to Denmark you really need to visit! Totally recommend!

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