Fredensborg Palace

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Fredensborg Palace
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
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Fredensborg Palace was built in the beginning of the 18th Century. The image of an Italian country villa was on the drawing board when Frederick IV began construction on his Baroque palace. The king wanted to create a haven where his family life could flourish. This Baroque masterpiece took seven years to complete, and during this time the gardens were also planted. When Frederick IV died, his son Christian VI pulled down wings of the palace and erected new ones, which he, albeit, generally never made use of. It was only when Christian IX came to the throne that the palace was used for the purpose for which it was built. In the summer months, Christian IX and his queen Louise's 6 children, their children's spouses and 36 grandchildren flocked to Fredensborg Palace. Laughter and the trip-trap of tiny feet echoed in the palace halls, and members of the Danish Royal Family would spend time playing in the gardens. Ever since those happy days, the Danish Royal Family has been moving into the palace for the summer months, giving the youngest members of the family a trove of carefree childhood memories to treasure. The Royal Couple use the palace for three months in the spring and three months in the autumn. They celebrate weddings, silver wedding anniversaries and birthdays at the palace. Fredensborg also provides a setting for Her Majesty to carry out her official duties. She receives heads of state and ambassadors who submit their credentials to her at the palace. In the summer, Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary use the palace as a summer residence. They have their own residential quarters in the Chancellery House. The expansive Baroque palace gardens are open to the public all year round. The palace and the Private Gardens are open for guided tours from July 1st to August 7th.
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OCDane
Los Angeles, CA1,004 contributions
Garden and herbes are amazing (all free)
Jul 2020
The garden at this castle is huge and very beautiful. Look at the herbes garden as well, in the summer it is amazing.
Written 25 July 2020
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mc1012can
Guangzhou, China35 contributions
Where Nature Meets Design
Jul 2019 • Family
A majestic place with excellent scenery with not only carefully trimmed bushes, but also forests with trees growing naturally.
Written 7 April 2020
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Dennis B
Findlay, OH25 contributions
Royal Danish Summer Castle
Dec 2019
This palace is so awesome. We've been there in spring, summer and winter - all year this place is great. In the spring, the Queen comes to Fredensborg for her summer residency. It seems the entire town gathers in the city center in the evening to "welcome" the queen. They march from the center with torches they carry to the entrance of the palace. This is the only time the general public is allowed inside this area of the grounds while the Queen is there. Once everyone is gathered in that area, the Queen comes outside where she is greeted by song. Several songs are sang. I'm a big fan of Viking history and their march to the palace with torches seems to me to be a bit of a Viking ritual (it is really cool to experience). Once the singing is done, she delivers a short thank you to the public for the welcome and she wishes they a happy summer. There is also a great greenhouse on site that offers tours occasionally one can tour the palace -we did several years ago. The Crown Prince and his wife are currently building facilities there to house horses as that area has several prominent horse breeders and horse farms. The gardens (woods) are great to take a stroll. There are many great sculptures in the gardens too. There is usually a lot of snow there in the inter so sledding is possible there.
Written 12 February 2020
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Fam_Hautopp
Fredensborg, Denmark23 contributions
A must see place
Aug 2019 • Family
But that said, the park is the real gem here. You can go both for a short or for a long walk in this gorgeous park. There is many opportunities here. Both if you're just interested in a short walk or a good long walk.
Written 11 August 2019
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Avagerdes
Hanoi, Vietnam5 contributions
Great English Tour
Jul 2019 • Solo
Check the times specifically for the English language tour! They did a great job walking us around the castle and grounds. They have a great sense of humor and are very informative.
Written 25 July 2019
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Birgit Skov
Hillerod, Denmark452 contributions
Beautiful castle and park
Jul 2019 • Friends
Queen Margrethe lives here Spring and Autumn. The beautiful park is open to the public for walks. All July until 4 August the castle is open for visitors for guided tours. Tickets can be bought on line or at the entrance. The private part of the park can be visited at the same period without a ticket.
Written 23 July 2019
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lexmiller
Burlington, MA930 contributions
Beautiful gardens
Jun 2019 • Couples
This is not a museum, still very much in use by the Royal Family, so access is quite limited. Still, go to watch the changing of the guards, and to walk through the gardens and go down to the sea's edge. A beautiful area.
Written 7 July 2019
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IanC
Devonport, New Zealand627 contributions
Quite limiting
Jun 2019 • Couples
We turned up at 11:55am by chance to watch the changing of the guard. The whole process takes about 45minutes. This only happens if the queen is in residence, I believe. Once, you have watch that, cannot really walk about the palace or if you can then it’s not really that well signposted. You can walk down to the water to a cafe/boathouse.
Written 15 June 2019
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Sabine1705
Townsville, Australia138 contributions
Beautiful castle and garden
Mar 2019 • Couples
Worth a visit - beautiful scenic garden with massive trees (hundreds years old) and well kept grass fields. Would be even more beautiful in summertime. Unfortunately the queen wasn’t staying at the castle, however this means that you can get close to the buildings for a look.
Written 25 March 2019
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Louise N
12 contributions
Amazing and beautiful
Mar 2019 • Couples
Beautiful castle with a garden behind that’s nice for a walk, a dip in the lake or you can go get a cup of coffee near by.
Written 3 March 2019
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