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    The great hall

    by mvtouring Written Jul 25, 2013
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    Another room that was reconstructed to look like it would have in the time if Christian IV. Paintings, furniture and objects showing the pompous magnificence of the early perios if ansolutism can be seen in rooms 37 - 40

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    Frederiksborg - the Rose Room

    by mvtouring Written Jul 25, 2013

    Also called the knights room is a reconstruction of how it looked at the time of Christian IV when it was used as a dining room for the lords and ladies of the court. Various special exhibitions are held in other rooms

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    FREDERIKSBORG CASTLE GARDENS

    by balhannah Written Aug 23, 2012

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    When Frederiksborg castle was built, a park area on the opposite side of the Castle was established. It was under the reign of King Frederik IV that several baroque gardens were planned with water canals and fountains that would surround a cascade of walking avenues. Royal monograms would be created in box hedges and there would be grassy areas with many colourful flower beds.
    It wasn't until 1996, the original baroque style garden from 1720, established under the reign of King Frederik IV, was re-established once again.

    It is beautiful! I especially liked the Royal monograms, but really all of it was nice, and it had the fountain infront of the Palace as a backdrop. What a nice view they would have enjoyed when looking out of the Palace's windows.

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    FREDERIKSBORG CASTLE CHAPEL

    by balhannah Written Aug 23, 2012

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    All I could say when I saw this was WOW! This would have to be one of the most beautiful Chapels I have ever seen.
    The Chapel was designed and completed in the 1680's. Christian V was the first king to be anointed, and he established the Chapel of the Orders, where shields depicting the coats-of-arms of knights were hung. The Chapel is in cream and gold, with magnifcent stucco work and stained glass windows and large paintings. I just wished my photo's came out better!

    Today, Frederiksborg Palace Chapel is an ordinary parish church and museum.

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    ROSE ROOM @ FREDERIKSBORG CASTLE

    by balhannah Written Aug 23, 2012

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    After passing through the entrance area, the first room we entered was the Rose Room, also known as the Knight's room. Absolutely huge, this is a magnificent room!

    It has been re-constructed to how it looked during the time of Christian IV. Back then, it was used as a Dining Room for the Lord's and Ladies of the Count.
    This room was a favorite of mine, even though the ceiling was all creamy/white, it had so much beautiful detailed work, who needed frescoes!. There were Hares and Foxes, Deers, Heron's, Eagles and so much more, it was so amazing!
    In this room was a clothing display, and also Knights armour.

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    THE MINT GATE @ FREDERIKSBORG CASTLE

    by balhannah Updated Aug 23, 2012

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    The Mint Gate and the secret passage differs from the castle, in that it is of brick, but with sandstone facings, and not just red brick like the rest of the Castle. The gate building with a secret passage across the moat was erected in 1616. It contained a mint, hence the name "Mint Gate." There is a detached colonnade with figures, including Mars and Venus.

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    THE TERRACE WING @ FREDERIKSBORG CASTLE

    by balhannah Written Aug 23, 2012

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    Terrace wing sculptures
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    The one-storey terrace wing was completed in 1609. Take a look at it from the Moat, for you will see a gallery of mythological figures in sandstone. Later it was fitted with open arcades facing the courtyard, and in the middle stood a portal with the coats of arms of the King and Queen Anna Cathrine.
    Two marble columns were erected in front of the bridge with sculptures in the round representing Alexander the Great and Caesar.
    What an amazing display!

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    THE KINGS WING @ FREDERIKSBORG CASTLE

    by balhannah Written Aug 23, 2012

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    The main wing to the north, is the King's Wing and was completed in 1604. Here the King and Queen resided on the first floor. On completion of the castle in 1621, the King's Wing facing the courtyard was decorated with a two-storey gallery of mythological figures mounted between marble columns.
    This Great Gallery was designed by Hans van Steenwinckel the Younger and was made in a workshop in Amsterdam.

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    NEPTUNE FOUNTAIN

    by balhannah Updated Aug 23, 2012

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    On passing through the Castle gate, I am greeted by a magnificent fountain known as the "Neptune Fountain."

    It was built in 1622, and is a beautiful piece of work. The fountain has the sea god, "Neptune," towering over other bronze figures. This is a copy of the original fountain which was taken to Sweden in 1658.

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    ENTRY TO THE CASTLE

    by balhannah Updated Aug 23, 2012

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    Sights before entering Castle
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    Frederiksborg Castle is built on three islets, and is surrounded by a beautiful lake and baroque gardens. We entered over a Bridge onto the middle islets where two parallel two-storey wings surround the Outer Courtyard. On one side, is the Lord of the Manor's House, erected in 1611, the home of the lord lieutenant, and on the opposite side, the Chancellery from 1615, which was used by government officials when the King was in residence. Both buildings have an octagonal turret and are built in Renaissance style.
    Before I even enter, I am marvelling at the Castle Walls and the views of the Castle.

    THE CASTLE IS OPEN.....Every day of the year
    April - October: 10am - 5pm.............November - March: 11am - 3pm

    ADMISSION IN 2012...
    Adults DKK 75..........Children (6-15) DKK 20
    Students DKK 60......Seniors (60+) DKK 60

    Train from Copenhagen (line E to Hillerød) or local train from Helsingør to Hillerød
    Local buses from Hillerød Station: 301, 302 or 324.
    You can walk from the station to the castle in approximately 20 min.

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    HILLEROD

    by balhannah Written Aug 23, 2012

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    Arriving by Train at Hillerod Station, we then walked probably less than 30mins, to the old town of Hillerod.
    As it was wet, not that many people were about. A browse in the shop windows, and I found Chocolate Mageriet, which had a chocolate model of Frekeriksborg Castle! Here they make their own chocolates, and it is also a cafe and much more, check out the website. They are located at Town Square 3.

    Which brings me to the Town Square. What a view of the Castle from here, if only the day had been fine, the reflections would have been magnificent......It just wasn't to be. A Boat leaves from the Town square and takes you across to the Castle. Around the Town Square are some great old buildings, and a couple of Cafes in the centre.

    After our visit to the Castle, we had a coffee at a one of these Cafe's in the centre of the square, making sure to choose the one with clear plastic windows, which I imagine would be wound up on a nice day. What a view, and a wood fire was burning, so it was nice and warm for us!

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    Federiksborg Ferry

    by DSwede Written Jul 23, 2011
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    The "Sea Gull" was the first boat to operate a short ferry service in 1903. Since then, the boats have been updated, restored and currently the ferry is a 30pax rebuilt lifeboat from the Danish cruise ship Jutlandia.

    The total cruise is 1 nautical mile, with three stops in a clockwise circle. The stops are the main city square, the Frederiksborg Castle entrance and the Baroque Gardens.

    A complete circle takes about 30 minutes. If you happen to have the "Copenhagen Card", the price is free. Without the card, price is 25DKK (5DKK child). It operates May through September.

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    Residence of the Danish Royal Family

    by Roeffie Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Fredensborg Palace

    Fredensborg Palace and Gardens

    Opening hours
    July, the Palace is open for guided tours every 15 minutes all days from 13:00 to 16:30.

    Entrance fee
    DKK 35.00 adults
    DKK 15.00 children.

    Joint ticket for the Palace and the Orangery and Herb Garden:
    DKK 55.00 adults
    DKK 25.00 children.

    The Palace chapel is also open in connection with services on many Sundays and holidays throughout the year.

    The Reserved Gardens
    In July, the Reserved Gardens are open to the public free of charge daily 9:00-17:00.

    Here is a map for the gardens.

    More pictures and info on my Fredensborg page

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    Frederiksborg Castle Garden

    by ValbyDK Updated Jun 8, 2009

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    The Baroque Garden
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    Frederiksborg Castle Gardens consist of the Baroque Garden - laid out in the 1720s by King Frederik IV and restored in the 1990s with more than 70000 plants and trees - and a landscaped garden where you’ll find King Frederik II’s small Bath House Castle (Badstueslottet) which is a part of the original Frederiksborg Castle from around year 1560.

    The gardens are a very nice and beautiful place for a walk.

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    Frederiksborg Castle - Modern Collection

    by ValbyDK Updated Jun 8, 2009

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    Modern Collection - Crown Princess Mary

    Frederiksborg Castle has an outstanding collection of old portraits and history paintings and they creates a great historical atmosphere when you are walking around inside the old castle.

    However, the castle also contains a modern collection with paintings from the 20th and 21st centuries. Normally I would say it doesn’t belong inside a castle museum, but must admit that there are many beautiful and interesting paintings in the collection. My favourites were the portraits of Karen Blixen, Crown Princess Mary and the historical painting of Copenhagen during the German occupation (1940-1945).

    You’ll find the modern collection on the 3rd floor of The King’s Wing and the Princess’s Wing.

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