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...more
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...more
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...more
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....more
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...more
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...more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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...more
Shields in StairwaysThere were all kinds of different shields in the stairways. All with names of different places!I can't remember the story behind these shields, probably they were offered to the king when people of these place visited the castle.But don't shoot me if I'm wrong.more
No, actually I think I came in jeans. This is just to show you the dress that king Christian IV's youngest daughter wore. Well...a replica of it :))) There is always something for children at the castle (usually in the old wine cellar or mint). When we were there, this was an exhibition on what it was like to be a royal child. Knowing that you had to be educated to become the future ruler...Children could try to imagine this, try on the clothes and crown etc.
When you have seen the interior, a walk in the nice gardens is just what you need to get some fresh air and let possible children run around a bit more freely without the fear of them wrecking centuries old Danish heritage :)))
Apart from getting a nice lakeside view of the castle, you can also walk around the lake and get back to Hilleroed that way.