Frederiksberg Palace and Garden, Copenhagen

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Roskildevej 32, Frederiksberg

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    a statue of Frederick the 7th I think
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    Frederiksberg Have

    by illumina Updated Jul 24, 2014

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    Frederiksberg Park (Have, or garden) is one of the largest and nicest parks in Copenhagen. There are plenty of rolling lawns for lounging on in the sun, lots of trees, lakes and canals with avchinese style pavilion and bridge and even boats for hire! One of the most popular features is a small hill overlooking the Elephants Enclosure at next-door Copenhagen Zoo.

    Every summer, on Sankt Hans Aften (23rd June), many people gather in the park for the traditional midsummer celebrations - picnics, speeches, singing and the bonfire with a 'witch' to burn.

    Look out for herons!

    Sankt Hans aften 2011 Autumn 2012

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    Frederiksborg Castle

    by illumina Written Jul 23, 2014

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    Even further afield than Frilandsmuseet, but well worth a trip is Frederiksborg Slot, situated in Hillerød. It was built as a royal residence for King Christian IV between 1602 and 1620 replacing a previous castle erected by Frederick II in 1560 (although some parts of that structure survive), constructed on islands in the middle of a lake. It was damaged by fire in 1859 and was subsequently restored - it is now a museum and home of an important collection of portraits and historical paintings.

    The gardens and park surrounding the palace and lake are free to the access, and make for a lovely walk.

    Entry fee to the castle (July 2014): 75kr

    Take the S train (B line at weekend, E during week) from Central station, Nørreport, Østerport etc. From Hillerød station, turn left and walk to the junction, then right, then follow the main road until you see a sign saying Frederiksborg Slot pointing to the right - follow to the entrance.

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    A lovely place to chill out

    by pugwashman Written May 1, 2014

    The Frederiksberg Palace and Gardens are about 20 mins walk from the central railway station, and certainly if the weather's nice it's a very pleasant walk.
    You can't go in the palace itself as it's now used by the military, but the gardens are very nice with a couple of lakes.
    When we were there loads of people were spread out on the lawns taking in the sunshine ... you'd have thought it was the height of summer rather than April.

    Fredericksberg Slot or Castle Fredericksberg gardens a statue of Frederick the 7th I think A heron in the grounds Japanese Garden
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    by balhannah Written Aug 17, 2012

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    After an enjoyable time at the Zoo, we exited and walked into Frederiksburg park.
    This is another huge park with lots and lots of lawn, trees, pathways, fountains, nice buildings and beautiful flower gardens, quite impressive!
    We exited the park by the "Storm P. Museum," which happened to be painted in the same bright orange as the other building. He was a cartoonist.

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    Visit Frederiksborg Slot (Castle)

    by wise23girl Updated Jul 31, 2012

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    First there is an interesting drive form Copenhagen to reach the castle, Frederiksborg Slot, 'Det Nationalhistorriske Museum set in the most beautiful gardens where you can wander and explore.

    Denmark's Museum of Natural History has been housed here since 1878 though the building was actually built between 1588-1648. It is Denmark's most important collection of portraits, history paintings, and decorative art.

    Once you are allowed to pass by the lady at the door who checks the size of your handbag you are treated to 4 floors of treasures dating from 1500 to 1900,s.
    In the Rose room for example you can see how it looked in the time of Christian IV..or you can view the beautiful chapel and the magnificent paintings set in the surrounding gallery . And do be sure to find and admire the fireplace....3rd floor I think.

    The Royal family still use the castle for special functions.

    And for Australians there was special interest in the painting of Princess Australian bride for a Danish prince.

    Some history
    ' Frederiksborg Castle was originally a manor house called Hillerodsholm. It belonged to a nobleman called Herluf Trolle and his wife Birgitte Gay. In 1560 the King Frederick acquired the manor and renamed it Frederiksborg Castle. Christian IV was born there in 1577"

    Frederiksborg Slot The Chaple The fireplace
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    Frederiksberg Slot

    by mindcrime Written Mar 12, 2012

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    Frederiksberg Palace (Frederiksberg Slot) was built at the end of 17th century in baroque style, at the beginning as a small one storey summer residence but later into a three storey building. It housed the royal family during their boring summers, Frederick IV spent much time here, King Christian VII but also Frederick VI, but that was only until 1869 when it turned into the Royal Danish Army Officers Academy.

    But when we visited it we didnt know that and we try to go inside (the gate was open) and 2 officers came out loudly to tell us that this is military area or something! We laughed and we went at the side gate that leads to Frederiksberg Park, which is as old as the palace and it was designed as a strictly symmetrical baroque garden, actually the palace has a great view over the park but also from the park you have great view of the castle :)

    Nice lakes, waterfalls, ducks and others birds, small islands, canals, a kiosk with ice cream, a chinese summerhouse, the Apis Temple and a Swiss Cottage are some of the things you can see here. So, peace and relax for 1 hour for us, it was one of the last things we did in Denmark and we just enjoyed it. The birds also enjoyed our company, they ate our sandwich although we were sad with the stupid tall one that was very snob and didnt even want to try some.

    King Frederik VI liked the park and was sailing in a gondola, in our days you can rent a boat and have a romantic boat ride through the lake.

    The park is open daily 7.00am till sunset

    Frederiksberg Slot Frederiksberg park trees at Frederiksberg Slot lake at Frederiksberg park
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    Frederiksberg Palace and Park

    by antistar Updated Dec 28, 2011

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    Built as the summer residence of Denmark's royal family, the Palace has a commanding view of the stunning and expansive palace gardens. The Palace is typically Baroque. The gardens too were once Baroque in design, but following the whims of fashion they were changed to an English landscape garden.

    The park was initially private, but with the Palace turned over to the War Ministry, it became more and more open. At first all but riff-raff were allowed entry; sailors, the poorly dressed and those carrying large bundles were turned away. But later all proscriptions were lifted and all were allowed entry, beggars and dogs included.

    Entry to the park is free and you can find it behind the town hall at the centre of Fredriksberg, about 500 meters from the metro station.

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    drown her !!!

    by smirnofforiginal Written Dec 28, 2010

    A lovely setting for a palace.... lawns, trees,,, and atop the hill is the palace. Very romantic.
    The story (whether it is true or not I do not know) says that, the king, upon believing his wife to have had an affair, dorwned his wife in the bath...
    do not believe you can go into the former palace but you can tramp around the gardens and the zoo backs onto the park so you can see the elephant house and the elephants outdoor enclosure!

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    Frederiksberg Have and vicinity

    by juliegd Written Jun 12, 2006

    Take a "promenade" of Frederiksberg Have, the gardens are beautiful, I was recently told they are some of most highly (ie €!) maintained in the city. The castle on the hill is pictoresque and picnicking or just walking about is a lovely way to spend a quiet afternoon away from the hustle and bustle of the city - and it's only 10 minutes from the train station by bike or bus. Or walk up Vesterbrogade and take Frederiksberg Alle on the right hand side - leads you straight to the park (about 30-40 minute walk from train station). The zoo is on the other side of it, and a bit farther to the south is the old Carlsberg Brewery which is soon to be shut down. Check out the famous Elephant statues (picture coming soon) there.

    Frederiksberg Have at Twilight Foyer of grand buildings lining Frederiksberg Alle My window on Frederiksberg Alle

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