Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerod

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Natural History Museum Garden
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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  • The castle is beautiful and absolutely recommended. This includes a very well-kept courtyard and a huge park with many lakes and ponds. Also the old bath house which is located in the Park. The castle itself is a wonderful Church that stands out in its beauty. All other rooms are very richly decorated and it houses the National Museum of Denmark.
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  • The castle is simply beautiful. So are the gardens. The trip to the castle is a simple 30-40 minute train ride from Copenhagen's Central Station. The Good: Nice audio tour - worth it Beautiful grounds...  more »
  • If you're going to visit a castle near Copenhagen, this is it. Far superior to the not so far away Hamlet castle. Beautiful decor and so much detail to look at. They offer free tours which I highly re...  more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Awesome place. Full of art and histroy... if you go to Denmark you really need to visit! Totally recommend!

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