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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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  • Wow amazing place. A museum and portrait gallery all in one. The chapel is so beautiful. Each room was more ornate than the last. Have to say one of the most best castle / museum I have seen and I... 
    Wow amazing place. A museum and portrait gallery all in one. The chapel is so beautiful. Each room was more ornate than the last. Have to say one of the most best castle / museum I have seen and I...  more »
  • The walk up to Frederiksborg was imposing, and my wife thought i would use up our limited time on photo after photo of the outside--so many angles. The castle includes knights rooms, an incredible... 
    The walk up to Frederiksborg was imposing, and my wife thought i would use up our limited time on photo after photo of the outside--so many angles. The castle includes knights rooms, an incredible...  more »
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  • Spectacular castle experience. The audio tour was informative and not too long. Bags are not allowed inside, but they have lockers available. The building is cold and quite dark, so keep your coat on. Staff was friendly. Organ concert was at 13:30 and quite cool to see. We spent 3.5 hours there. We recommend that you get there right at opening, because you can definitely use all 4 hours they were open. (Limited hours in January). Take a spare battery to be sure your phone stays charged for photos and audio tour. Keep your coat on, because the castle is relatively cold. The museum offered flashlights which came in handy. The castle store was pretty good. After we were kicked out at closing time, we enjoyed walking down the town’s walking street and getting something to eat, on our way back to the train station.
  • This was the best castle we visiting out of all the castles in Copenhagen - it is beautiful and well maintained - and the gardens were lovely! We are so glad we chose to do a day trip here. Very pleasant. Make sure you check out the cafe on the grounds for lunch, it was delicious.

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