Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerod
(4.8/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This was a really nice castle. Actually one of the nicest we have seen yet, and we have seen a lot. I would def. recommend going if you are in the area. The staff was very nice and gave us lots of the...  more »
  • Not 1:00 drive from central Copenhagen. Is a wonderful place, I walked through one end of the gardens and I was immediately amazed with the view of the castle in the middle of a Lake, several gardens with mirrors and water fountains, flowers and trees, all in perfect communion. The Lake with its ducks receives the reflection of the façade of the Castle, you can take some beautiful pictures! The castle itself is what you'd expect from Sissy Castle reminds in Vienna, but I'm not sure what's more beautiful:)
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  • VisitDenmark photo exhibition in the beautiful old castle. Check out the homepage for what is on. The castle itself as well as the baroque garden are absolutely worth a visit anytime during the year. 
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  • You should visit once. A beautiful castle with a nice park behind it. There is a lot to see inside. The free audio guide is sometimes sending you strange routes. Take more time to enjoy the castle it's really worth your time. Public transportation gets you there easily and it's included in CPH Card and otherwise affordable.
  • it is a lovely place in the summer good surroundings. nature to enjoy. and you can take a trip inside the castle too.
  • Beautiful castle on the water. Free admission with the Copenhagen Card. Be sure to take the ferry across the lake for the best views of the castle.
  • Spent all afternoon viewing incredible paintings, tapestries, artwork, family history. Only a visit will help one to appreciate the history which is incorporated in the interior of the castle & the magnificent gardens surrounding the lake. Very helpful & friendly staff
  • Very grand with many treasures. Love the garden - it is the best among all the gardens I visited in Copenhagen.