Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerod

Categories: Natural History Museums, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Museums, Tourist Spots
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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. For Frederiksborg Castle and beyond, use our Hillerod vacation route planner to get the most from your Hillerod vacation.
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  • I was here on a tour bus. The castle is amazing. The church part is very much highlighted as you go through. I was on a tour bus and had to rush through. I wish I had more time. The castle is well mai...  read more »
  • We didn't go into castle as we had our bikes & bags with us. Gardens are very large and are free which is nice and you can cycle mist if it. Most people are walking though. Castle huge and you can go ...  read more »
  • Great place. We have children with ages 5, 9 and 15 years. Everyone gets something out of place. Costumed people going around and telling-and it's just fat. We all ended up down in the basement, which, incidentally, is free of charge. There is a possibility to solve puzzles, dress up and write with a feather and ink.
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  • A charming castle with a free of charge beautiful garden. The museum inside the castle is free if you got the CPH card. I would recommend to visit the castle during summer time for greenery trees and more energetic atmosphere.
  • Absolutely a stellar castle, incredible shape, amazing grounds, and in June/early July, a great place for a late night twilight stroll. Danes are awesome people too!
  • Just gorgeous. Great castle and amazing grounds. Walk all the way around the lake for always changing views
  • Amazing castle, full of tapestries, interesting displays, and a lot of fun history. The chapel and great hall are gorgeous. The staff at the shop were really kind, too. It's a direct train ride from Copenhagen to Hillerod, but takes about 45 minutes. Be sure to leave plenty of time to see the underground cellars. If you come in August, you can pair your trip with the Shakespeare Festival.
  • Stunning castle with huge and beautiful gardens. If you go at right time of year you can take the ferry around the lake, unfortunately we were 3 days too early. The train ride out to Hillerød is very pretty and the train plus the castle is included in the Copenhagen Card.
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