Hillerød Travel Guide

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  • The Nordic Versailles

    Frederiksborg Castle is the largest Renaissance castle in Scandinavia. It was built by King Frederik II's son, Christian IV, in 1600-21, but was rebuilt after the 1859 fire. You can visit the Knight's Room that served as the dining room, the Great Hall meant for dancing and the Chapel with Coats of Arms on its walls. The Coats of Arms belong to...

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  • The Neptune Fountain

    King Christian IV had the fountain built in 1617 as a symbol of Danish leading Baltic power. During the war with Sweden, the fountain was dismantled and its sculptures were taken to Sweden. The fountain was reconstructed in 1888 thanks to Jacobsen who had new bronze casts made from the original figures.

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  • The Coronation Chapel

    On the 1st floor, there's the Castle Chapel. It was completed in the 1680s and survived the 1859 fire. Danish kings were crowned here for centuries. The Coats of Arms of 2 orders, of the Elephant and of the Dannebrog, can be seen on the walls. They belong to the royals from all over the world.In the Chapel, there's an altarpiece made from gold,...

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  • The Castle Garden

    The garden consists of 2 parts. In the Romantic part, there's Frederik II's small Bath House. Cascades are in the Baroque garden. You can find out more about the development of the gardens through an outdoor exhibition.The garden's open all year round from 10 until sunset, or even 21. The cascades and fountain are active in the summer.

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  • The Great Hall

    The Great Hall on the 2nd floor was designed for dancing. This one was reconstructed after the fire. On the walls there are tapestries and portraits of the Danish royalties.

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  • The Rose

    One of the most beautiful rooms on the ground floor is the Knight's Room aka the Rose. It was used as a dining room. This one is a reconstruction of the room built by King Christian IV.

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  • Fredensborg

    The official residence if the Royal family. A place for relaxation and hunting where the royal family could come to escape

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  • The great hall

    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

    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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  • Fredericksborg Castle

    Denmarks Museum of National History has been housed here since 1878. The castle itself was built at the time of Christian IV and was restored after a fire in 1859

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  • FREDERIKSBORG CASTLE GARDENS

    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...

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  • FREDERIKSBORG CASTLE CHAPEL

    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...

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  • ROSE ROOM @ FREDERIKSBORG CASTLE

    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...

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  • THE MINT GATE @ FREDERIKSBORG CASTLE

    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...

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  • THE TERRACE WING @ FREDERIKSBORG CASTLE

    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...

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  • THE KINGS WING @ FREDERIKSBORG CASTLE

    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...

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  • NEPTUNE FOUNTAIN

    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

    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...

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  • HILLEROD

    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,...

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  • Federiksborg Ferry

    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...

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  • Residence of the Danish Royal Family

    Fredensborg Palace and Gardens Opening hoursJuly, 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 adultsDKK 25.00 children.The Palace chapel is also open in connection with services on many...

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Hillerød Hotels

  • Hotel Hillerod

    Milnersvej 41, Hillerod, Zealand, 3400, Denmark

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

Hillerød Transportation

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    by ValbyDK Updated Oct 4, 2010

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    The cities of Hillerød and Copenhagen are connected by S-train line E, and the travelling time from Copenhagen Central Station is around 40 minutes.

    When you arrive at Hillerød Station just follow the signs towards Frederiksborg Castle. It is a 20 minutes walk and it will lead you along the banks of Frederiksborg Castle Lake. The walk is really beautiful and you have a nice view of the city of Hillerød.

    The walking path along Frederiksborg Castle Lake

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Hillerød Shopping

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    by Roeffie Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is pure art. The designs of Rike Hagen are simply beautiful. You can be all kinds of glasswork and can see how it's made.

    For more info visit the website (Danish)

    What to buy: Glassworks

    What to pay: Depends on what you want. I find this a total irrelevant question. Each person decides for his own on what to spend!

    Hagenglas

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Hillerød Local Customs

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    by Sjalen Written Oct 10, 2004

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    No...it's not. The house to the right is the old bank, but so many people confuse this with the castle because of its impressive tower that it is now know as the other castle by the locals. Seen from certain streets down to the castle, the tower only DOES look like it's the castle until you see the real one!

    Main square
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Hillerød Off The Beaten Path

  • The royal summer residence

    When you take the local 'Lille Nord' train from Hillerød to Fredensborg, you can visit this large complex of royal buildings. The building of Fredensborg Palace started in 1719. It was meant to be King Frederik IV's hunting seat. It was later expanded and started to be used as the summer residence during the reign of King Christian IX and Queen...

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  • Pretty nice Volvo

    I don't know if this old Volvo has something to do with the castle (maybe a visitor just came here with this car), but it look nice in the parking near Frederiksborg.

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  • Bridge

    I liked this wooden bridge over the water around the castel.It was so simple compared to the magestic castle that I was tempted to think that is part of another scenery.

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Hillerød Favorites

  • Hillerød map

    It's good to be always informed.In case you wanna know where you are and what other attractions of Hillerod are nearby, in the parking at the entrace to the castle is this town map with all the answers to your questions.

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  • Hillerod

    Hillerod, in the heart of North Zealand, is surrounded by some of the most beautiful and extensive woodlands in Denmark. It's easy to reach from all derections. It's a must visit while being in Denmark, so don't miss it!As the history tells - The city's role as a hub began more than 400 years ago but really took off in 1602, when King Christian IV...

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  • Nathalie

    Nathalie - created in bronze by sculptress Kirsten Dufour. The statue caused not a little debate on its unveiling in 1992 due to its rather daring contours. Nathalie has nothing to hide! And certainly not a scrap to hide it in!

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