Sondermarken is a large park in Frederiksberg,it shares much of its history with Frederiksberg park from which it is seperated on by the street of Roskildevej.The Cisternerne,an underground museum dedicated to modern glass art located in some former cisterns,are located inside the park.The park is has wide open fields and plenty of wooded areas to stroll about as well as the usual pathways and benches and numerous statues and fountains.
Located in Frederiksberg district The Copenhagen Zoo is a major tourist attraction and is a fairly large sized,modern Zoo with a variety of Animals from all over the world.The Zoo is split into several zones such as Asia,Africa,Nordic,Tropical etc.Recent improvements are the new Giraffe house and state of the art Elephant house designed by British artitect' Sir Norman Foster'.Current construction is ongoing in the Zoo for a new,modern enclosure for the Polar Bears which will open in summer 2012.
There are plenty of picnic tables,benches and cafe's dotted around,a kids play area and educational centre and very nice gift shop.A tower near the entrance gives you a great view of the Zoo and of Copenhagen.
opening times:9am til 4pm mon-fri,till 5pm sat and sun.till 4pm from nov-feb.
No trip for beer lovers to Copenhagen would be complete without visiting the Carlsberg Centre and Musuem.Located in the 'Frederiksberg'district of the city just thiorty mins walk west of the city centre,it is an interesting centre on how the Carlsberg name began.
Carlsberg is one of the largest breweries in the world.It was founded by 'Christian Jacobsen'in 1801,but when Christians son 'Jacob'moved into the area in 1847 he renamed the brewery after his son 'Carl'(Carlsberg means Carl's Hill).Soon the company was producing over a million bottles a year,and donating millions of Knoner to museums and foundations in Denmark.
This recently renovated Visitors Centre offers an entertaining journey through the beer making process and the story of Carlsberg's global success.There is a large screen inside showing the history of the company and various rooms with equipment used throughout the years in the brewery.Outside there are numerous delivery vechiles from the early years to modern times.A gift shop inside and a large bar for a drink or two at the end of the tour.
Frederiksborg Castle is a well-fortified castle built on three islands on the edge of a small lake. The Northern-most island houses the main castle buildings, while the other two islands contain the gates and main fortifications. The islands are connected by bridges.
This castle was built by Frederick II of Denmark in the late 1500s & early 1600s. Frederick II's son Christian IV greatly remodeled the castle in the early 1600s into the general appearance you see today. It was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in the 1800s.
Inside the castle you will find the Danish National History Museum where many of Denmark's greatest paintings and portraits are on display.
It is a pretty long walk from Hillerod Station to the castle, but there are a few signs. My directions below should help!
Frederiksborg Castle was started in 1560 and rebuilt several times. It is surrounded by the water and it's a beautiful landscape.
As always, the best shots of the castles and other architectural monuments are from the distance:)
The PREHISTORY of the trip to the Frederiksborg Castle
you can find here.
So, finally we reached the gates into this wonderful castle area and review into Danish history has begun...
The Romantic Gardens at Frederiksborg are located just west of the Baroque Gardens. Frederick II commissioned these gardens in the late 1800s. These gardens consist of winding paths, a few ponds, and a great oak forest, originally intended to supply wood for the Danish Navy shipbuilders. One of the ponds has a small island with a miniature replica of a Norwegian Manor.
Just south of the Frederiksborg Castle lies Frederiksborg town. Whether you drive or take the train to Frederiksborg, you will walk through this pleasant town on the way to the castle. Just south of the castle and to the left, you will find a nice, small shopping street with a few bakeries, cafes, and other shops -- a great place for lunch or a snack.
The Baroque Gardens at Frederiksborg were completed in 1725. They were commissioned by Frederick IV. In a straight line, from the castle, through the center of the gardens runs a multi-level cascading series of pools. In the early 1800s, the garden was removed due to the expense, however, in 1996, the it was re-established.
The museum provides a wide collection of paintings and furniture. Photography is allowed in the collections but the use of flash and tripods is not permitted. There are printed guides, audio guides and guided tours available.
This castle is located in the city of Hillerod, at about 30 minutes by train from Copenhagen. Definitely worth a visit ! It´s a huge and luxury palace ! When you leave the train station, past to the litlle city center and than take the path of the lakeshore (don´t make a shortcut). You´ll have splendid views of the lake and the castle.
You'll find lots of sculptures an figures at the inside yard of the Castle. I guess, I took at least 20 photos of it. Everywhere you turn, everywhere you take a look, you'll see something worth a picture.
While leaving the Castle take a look back. That's a proof of this gorgeous and unforgetable royal creature. Although Frederiksborg Castle today is no longer a Royal palace – it is The National History Museum. But the castle still has very close links to the current monarchy through Christian 4.’s Chapel of Orders, and the Bath House.
Ginte: 'Hey, Indre, let's make a photo'.
Indre: 'Great idea!'
Click click (clicking on the button).
Ginte: 'Let me see, let me see... Hmmm... Indre, do you think we look OK?';-)
Ginte: 'Let's take another one...'
The castle church survived the fire pretty well and never needed much repair. It is a fantastic little church with a huge amount of details such as several famous organs, painted glass windows, shields of all international royals and others who have received the Elephant Order, wood carvings and much more. Very popular for weddings so you might have to wait a couple of hours to see it, but there is plenty to see at the castle meanwhile.