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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.more
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...more
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,...more
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...more
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...more
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....more
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...more
Frederiksborg Castle Chapel from 1617 is a very beautiful part of Frederiksborg Castle. The chapel was only slightly damaged by the fire in 1859 and therefore most of the interiors are from the time of King Christian IV. The Compenius Organ and the magnificent altarpiece from Hamburg are two examples.From 1671 to 1840 it was here in the chapel...more
Frederiksborg Castle is situated in the centre of Hillerød on three islets in the Castle Lake surrounded by Frederiksborg Castle Gardens. The castle is named after King Frederik II who built the oldest parts of the castle in 1560. His son - the Danish architect King - Christian IV, was born here in 1577, and he later pulled down many of the old...more
And then a wonderful view opens and you can't see anything around only this beautiful Frederiksborg Castle. It's the most gorgeous Hillerod's landmark. Frederiksborg Castle is located in the middle of Hillerod on three islands in the castle lake. The oldest parts of the castle were built in 1560 by King Frederik II and the castle is named after...more
Milnersvej 41, Hillerod, Zealand, 3400, Denmark
Good for: Solo
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.
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!
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!
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...more