Rosenburg casle houses the Royal Danish collection of interiors, portraits & other collections
The cellar is home to the crown jewels & Crown Regalia
King Christian IV built Rosenburg Castle in 1606-34 as a summer castle. He designed most of this Dutch Renaissance style castle himself. It was great to visit the castle with Roggeveen, being a dutchie & his fascination of ships made it that more interesting. I fancied some of the tiara's but Walter said no - how mean!! :-)
Three generations of kings thereafter lived at the castle until King Frederik IV who erected Frederiksberg Castle in 1790
We noticed the on the higher floors it got more ornate
The castle is well guarded & has a moat surrounding it.
The public gardens surrounding the palace are fantastic & attracts many sunbathers in summer
Entrance is DKK65, you have to put your bag in a locker with a DKK20 deposit - probably so you don't walk out with the crown jewels!!
You can obtain a photograpic permit for DKK20, No mobile phones can be switched on
Rosenborg Slot (Rosenborg Castle) was built in the years 1606-1634 as a royal summer residence of King Christian IV. The King designed the castle himself and lived here until he died in 1648. The castle was passed to his son, King Frederik III, who carried out several modernisations. The last King to reside at the castle was King Frederik IV, who lived from 1699 to 1730.
In 1838, Rosenborg Slot was opened as a museum to the public, and today the castle houses the Royal Danish Collections of interiors, portraits and handicrafts from the Kings of the House of Oldenborg (1448->1863). (Artefacts from the Kings of the House of Glücksborg (1863->today) are exhibited at the Amalienborg Palace Museum). In my opinion, Rosenborg Slot is the most interesting and beautiful castle in the centre of Copenhagen. Especially the Knights’ Hall (the Long Hall) is quite impressing, but also the Treasury in the castle cellars - with the royal crown jewels - is worth a visit.
Around the castle Kongens Have (King’s Gardens) (or Rosenborg Have (Rosenborg Castle Gardens)) is located. It is the country's oldest royal garden and was established in the Renaissance style by King Christian IV in 1606. The Gardens opened for public in the 1770s and it was here Georg Carstensen established his first Tivoli Garden (now moved to another location). Today, Kongens Have is home to a large herbaceous border, a rose-garden, old beautiful pavilions, and several different-sized sculptures (for example Hans Christian Andersen and Queen Caroline Amalie).
In the summer season the garden is the setting for various musical and theatrical events - including a puppet theatre for children. Kongens Have is a very popular retreat for locals - and estimated 3 million people visits the garden every year. This is a great place for a walk, a picnic or to enjoy a couple of beers. Kongens Have is normally open until sunset, but check their webpage for exact opening hours.
We were on a short trip, so we had to choose one castle or museum to see. I am so glad we went to Rosenborg, it was just breathtaking. The castle itself is in a huge park, and there's a moat with ducks and swans, so naturally I was overjoyed! The crown jewels and collected precious objects were incredible, all the workmanship that went into crafting these incredibly detailed swords and scabbards and dishes and decorative accents.
By the time we got out of the jewelry collection in the treasury and into the main castle, there was only 20 minutes until closing time. You better believe we tore through that place like mad so we could see it all. We couldn't take photos though, they charged an extra 20kr for photo permission. Plus we'd had to leave my purse in a locker, which also cost 20kr, so we didn't have the camera anyhow. We did get some nice photos of the exterior though.
Also, there was nowhere to buy food to feed the duckies, which disappointed me.
Rosenborg castle is one of the pettiest in Copenhagen and it also has a good museum telling about the royals in denmark over the centuries and the castle is also housing the crown jewels of Denmark.
The castle is roughly 400 years old and situated in a park called Kongens Have (the kings garden).
A very popular hang out for locals on a sunny day and favorite spot for sunbading and BBQ'ing.
This castle was build by Christian IV in the special Dutch Renaissance style in the years 1606-1607. At that time it served as the kings summerhouse in the newly laid out park "Kongens Have" (The Kings Garden).
We were only able to see half of the castle because of renovation of the 1st floor.
The floor of the great hall is being strengthened and a new marble floor is being laid.
The work will be completed in April 2008.
By the side of Rosenborg Castle there is a little moat, if you have a little bread (or buy some cheap sandwich bread) you can go here and feed the carps its fun to see this big fish fighting off the ducks as they are stirring up the water as they go to the surface to eat
I hope this tip will get all of you from VT to help me feeding the carps as I have a little project trying to see if I can catch one of the capes with the hands. Right now they seems a little to afraid of humans for this to happen. (I will release it if I get one naturally)
Rosenborg Castle Gardens are Denmark's oldest royal gardens. It's also called King's Garden. Nowadays Rosenborg Castle is a museum.
Nice and romantic place for to have a long walk and to spend a lovely afternoon.
King Christian IV was the longest reigning monarch in modern Danish history, and certainly placed his remarkable stamp upon his kingdom and his capital city of Copenhagen. Rosenborg Castle is fascinating even for people who aren't usually interested in history. As for history geeks - like yooperprof - this is a wonderful attraction.
Here are some highlights of Rosenborg Castle that I thought were remarkable:
a) the King's Music Room - a stately drawing room on the ground level where the Christian IV could entertain guests while his musicians - many of whom came from England - played in the basement. The King designed "listening channels" so the stately music could "waft" up invisibly from below.
b) the wonderful reception hall on the second floor of the Castle - with stunning silver plated lions guarding the thrones of the king and queen.
c) the Royal collections on display in the basement - especially the toy soldiers and the considerable hoard of amber jewelry
d) the Danish Crown Jewels
For more about Christian IV, his common-law wife Kristin Munk, and his remarkable taste in architecture and music, read Rose Tremain's fascinating recent novel, "Music and Silence."
Rosenborg Slot is a castle originally built as a summer home. It currently houses the crown jewels. There is a park area that is a great place to stroll through when the weather is nice.
One warning, do not try to walk through the front gate from the vantage point in which this picture was taken. Evidently it is some sort of military facility.
This park makes for a pleasant side track for those who may walk back from Den Lille Havfrue (The Little Mermaid) to the city centre.
Kongens Have (or Rosenborg Have) was laid out in 1606 when Christian IV commission it alongside the building of Roseborg Slot (Rosenborg Castle) and is the oldest park in Denmark. It contains many statues, including one of Hans Christian Andersen, who found inspiration for his fairy tales here.
During Spring, a beautiful sea of crocuses come into bloom in front of Rosenborg Slot.
Gardens are open until sunset. Admission is free.
Rosenborg Castle is situated within the ground of Kongens Have (King's Gardens) and is now home to the historical Treasury and Crown Jewels.
Admission costs DKK65. A Photo permit will cost a further DKK20.
Although not used as a Royal residence since 1710, the small but beautiful Rosenborg Castle adds a touch of class to its surroundings. The gardens behind the castle were just coming into bloom during our visit and helped to create a beautiful post card like quality to our pictures. Today the Rosenborg Castle houses the Crown Jewels and the Danish Crown Regalia. You can tour the castle and follow the history of the Danish kings from Frederik II in the late 16th century all the way through Frederik VII in the 19th century.
Rasmus was kind enough to hang out with three crazy Canuks for a few days. He took us to the Queens Gardens and it was amazing. People having picnics, children flying kites, adolescents drunk and devouring one another. This place is huge and there are many places to sit and think.
The oldest park in Denmark, Kongens Have was laid out when Christian IV commissioned the building of Rosenborg Castle in 1634. Some parts of the original Renaissance garden are intact. The 18th century brought several lovely lime tree-lined paths; while the 19th century saw the park re-landscaped according to English ideals. Several sculptures adorn corners of the park including one of Hans Christian Andersen, who, it is said, found inspiration for his fairytales here. The gardens are open until sunset.
The avenues of trees must look lovely at any time of year, but in the winter of 2005, covered with snow, they took on a particular magical quality.
Update: The park is indeed lovely in summer, and is one of my favourite places to go and sit in the sun after work!
Rosenborg Castle is one of the few castles in Copenhagen. You can visit the entire castle with exhibitions in every room. Everything is exactly the way it was in the old days. Just buy a ticket at the ticket booth and pick up a pamflet explaining evrything. And of course you can also partake in a guided tour. You can also see the crown jewels in the treasury room, but for this you have to pay extra. The castles garden is huge and is a great place for having a rest and a drink.
The castle is open for visitors every day from 10 to 4. A Ticket costs 60 Kroner.