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“LUXURY PALACE BUT MORE PRACTICAL SETTING”

Frederiksborg Slot Hillerod
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US$173.50*
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Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen
Ranked #44 of 1,857 things to do in Zealand
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This historic castle was constructed on three islands and is surrounded by lake and beautiful gardens. Frederiksborg Castle has housed The Museum of National History since 1878. A tour through the museum's many beautiful rooms is an encounter with kings, queens, nobles, the bourgeois, events, and epochs, which have all shaped the country's history and development from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. The museum was founded by brewer J.C. Jacobsen, the founder of Carlsberg.
Reviewed 24 May 2014

If you get the opportunity to see where the Danish Royalty spend their Spring and Falls then you will be in a serene place.

The Castle is beautifully done and the large courtyard makes the place seem more spacious.

You may see soldiers marching in front of the palace.

This is not a feudal style castle like the ones you may see in England or Scotland. It's more like a huge estate.

Thank Ken J
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"gardens are well kept"
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"king frederick"
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"great hall"
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"audio guide"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

Our two girls were excited to see a real castle where real princesses, queens, kings and queens lives so they loved it despite being small. They did note that the furniture was old and that they thought that a queen would live much nicer (Why is all of their furniture so old - can't they buy some new and nicer stuff?)

The Guided tour of the castle:
Our guide was excellent. She addressed our kids directly and asked them questions thereby making it more interesting for them - asking our middle daughter how old she is and making the comment that Prince Christian is the same age - notch notch

Our guide took her time, telling, explaining and answering questions. The group after us was much quicker and their guide was a bit impatient asking our guide to hurry up - which meant that she felt pressured. That was not so cool because she really had a lot of interesting stories to tell. Thank you Pia, you really made a difference - top notch guided tour.

Recommendations:
If you have younger children, especially girls that are into dressing up as princesses then this is probably a tour you want to take. Kids younger than 5 will not find it interesting - going into the garden will be more appropriate.

2  Thank JAJ9999
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

The most interesting thing about the castle is not the castle itself, which is more like a very large estate. It's the gardens surrounding it. The castle has the usual changing of the guard in the summer during the time the queen and prince lives there, but compared to Amalienborg, it's rather dull. You might be able to cheat the guards into talking to you, especially if you bring small children.
Go to Nordmandsdalen and look at the statues. The extensive renovation of the front alley towards Esrum lake looks nice.

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

During our visit to Denmark in May 2013 , we visited the Royal Family's Spring and Fall retreat at Fredensborg..

It is an impressive set of digs with well maintained gardens and grounds for visitors to enjoy. While the Royal Family is in residence , there is a contingent of Danish Royal Life Guards on sentry duty at all times.

We were fortunate to be present during the changing of the guards ceremonies and witnessed an amusing event. After the new guards marched up to the event with a Fife and Drum band playing " I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy " ( My mind saw Jimmy Cagney singing and dancing to the tune ) they were ready for the ceremony and what happened next was fun to watch.

The guard in charge of the old contingent came out of the guards quarters and was about to take his saber salute when he realized that he had left his saber in the guards quarters. He did a rapid about face and was in such a hurry that he punched in the wrong door code to the guards quarters and had to try it again. He emerged quickly with his proper regalia and with all the guards having all they could do to keep a straight face , they completed the changing ceremony .

It was good to see that with all their military discipline they were human after all and not just mechanical robots.

We finished our visit with a walking tour of the grounds followed by a fabulous hotdog at the refreshment stand and a nice chitchat with some off duty guards also enjoying a respite.

Thank Ralph R
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

You can not enter the white castle - just give it a glance, but you can visit the park wander along in the great allé and look at the Wergeland sculptures showing the dress of peasant from whole Denmark , go down to Esrum lake and have lunch, ore just afternoon tea by the water.
But best - take time to see queen Margrethes kitchengarden and "glasshouse", and the little vineyard of prince Henrik. Nice to know what is being served at the royal table. You have to reserve a ticket for this special guided tour.

Thank SUNDBOBandB
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