Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerod

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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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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  • Stately castle, royal look and feel, easy drive from Copenhagen. We focused on the lovely gardens, which were French type near the castle and English landscape gardens further out. Children can run around freely in the latter. Would be great for a picnic. We parked at the far end of the gardens (furthest from the castle), and on our way to the castle had lunch in the garden cafe. Quality of the buffet was OK but not great; outdoor seating was its strong point.
  • Absolutely amazing. Each room brings a different treasure, and there's at least one room that completely took my breath away (you'll know it when you see it!). A must for any Copenhagen visit.
  • This would really be the highlight of my trip to Copenhagen. You can easily take up to half a day here. The castle itself is magnificent especially the interior. You can also take a nice stroll around the lake next to the castle. Highly recommended.
  • This castle is marvellous. There are 3 floors of artifacts and Danish history which extraordinary. Quite possibly one of the best historical locations in Denmark.
  • Beautiful castle, enjoyable audio tour, easily reached by train from Copenhagen. Do visit if you have at least half a day to spare.

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