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Review of Rosenborg Castle

Rosenborg Castle
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The beautiful 400-year-old castle is situated in central Copenhagen's popular park, The King's Garden. The castle was built by one of the most famous Scandinavian kings, Christian IV. Today, the glory of the past can be experienced through the numerous art treasures of the previous kings and queens. Among the main attractions is the Great Hall with the coronation thrones and three life-size silver lions standing guard. The crown jewels and royal regalia sparkle behind the thick walls of the treasury beneath the castle.
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Rosenborg and its grounds are lovely. Any lover of royal history will enjoy it, and just about everyone else will be impressed by the crown jewels at minimum. It is not a huge place so you could get through in an hour if you just skim the surface. Entry fee is 90 DKK or free with the Copenhagen card.

You cannot carry anything larger than a small purse into the castle. There are lockers available for 20 DKK at the ticket office. There is no interpretation of anything you will see - no notes on the walls or otherwise. If you want to know more, a guide is available in the museum shop for 75 DKK. Some rooms are quite dark - authentic for the time and protects the artifacts - but at times I wished for more light. There is a small cafe and shop, both of which you can enter without paying a fee.

The highlight for me was seeing the crown jewels (well lit!) which are spectacular! All-in-all worth a visit!

Thank jameskul
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

You will need a couple of hours at least to enjoy all that is on offer. Your ticket affords access to the Castle, the Treasury and the temporary exhibition. There are 24 rooms to explore offering an insight into how the Kings and Queens from Christian IV to Frederik VII lived. Wonderful collections to enjoy. The Treasury and Basement houses all sorts of interesting items including the Rosenborg Wine 1615 and I wondered what it would taste like! My favourite was the Crown jewels, Crowns, sceptre and orb. On a nice day, enjoy the gardens and there is a museum shop and cafe - very interesting visit.

Thank Elaine W
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Here you will find the magnificent royal crown jewels very well displayed in a specially created museum in the cellars - not to be missed! Only criticism is the lack of explanatory labelling in any language. Upstairs there are the staterooms which are worth a visit. Outside the King's Garden which is a rose garden.

Thank Chelt0nian
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

To get to the attraction it is best to walk through the park, taking in the garden along the way.

The castle is quite small, but packed with the treasures of the Danish Royal Family. From the impressive Thrones, to the Crown Jewels it was very well laid out. There is plenty of English text for those of us who have chosen not to learn Danish.

I have seen the English Crown Jewels and these Danish Crown Jewels are just as impressive.

This is a great way top spend a few hours.

Thank Travplane
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We went early to enjoy the park like grounds surrounding the castle before the ticket office opened at 9:00 am. In June, the rose garden was colorful with yellow, red, and coral roses surrounded with blue lavender. We also found the Anderson statue and pool and children's playground with dragons placed around a sand moat...looked like fun but dusty! The espaliered apple trees lining the walkways were a new experience and seemed so European.
At 9:00, there was a short line-up for tickets (tour buses hadn't arrived yet) and bags including purses must be put in the free of charge lockers, although you need a 20 DKK coin (refunded on your return) to operate the key. There is no fee for taking pictures.

This castle is quite different from the European palaces we had been accustomed to seeing. For one thing it is built using red brick much like Henry VIII’s Hampton Court and parts of a moat and defensive wall are still visible. Also, this castle feels lived in, with its small rooms (for a royal residence), its inlaid mosaic tables, storage chests, clocks, dishes, glassware, cutlery, amber chess sets, amber lamps, porcelain bowls and pots, and knick knacks of importance to the families who lived here. The shrapnel and bloodied clothing of one of the kings is proudly displayed to demonstrate his leadership in military affairs. Another display case in a room too dark to see the clothing details has apparel for a royal male and female. Additionally, this castle shows its age with the door thresholds visibly worn down in the middle from use, uneven heights of floors from room to room, iron doors between important rooms, inlaid wood floors, tapestries on some walls, and wooden planks painted for ceiling decoration. There even is a display of a toilet as perhaps used by the royalty (a wooden outdoor toilet type seat placed over a hole at the corner of the building). Furthermore, the palace walls in each room and hallway, are chock a block filled with paintings of royalty portraits (the Christians and Fredricks), but there is little info about the subject or the painter. I found the paintings of Christian VII and his family the most interesting after having seen the movie, "The Royal Affair". Some rooms are quite dark while others brighter are still dim. Dogents who guard the rooms can be asked questions. There are 3 floors to view. The top floor has the reception room which is like other royal reception rooms…decorated to impress. The several throne chairs are the first thing one sees – one is all red, one is all white made from tusks, and the third is silver. Coronation silver lions are strategically placed by the thrones while the walls have tapestries to show some of the military battles of the day and the leadership of the royals in the forefront. The white plastered ceiling is very decorative – rococo style- and not in keeping with the other floors. Allow about 1 ½ hours for the castle and an additional ½ hour for the Treasury rooms. This visit was worth the 90DKK.

The Treasury, included in the castle entrance fee, is located in a vaulted area outside of the main palace and easily found by following the signs. There are several rooms here and one can spend varying amounts of time in each. We quickly glanced at the polished old rifles, hand guns, swords, royal horse gear, and intricately carved ivory objects, but examined more closely the crowns from different periods – some with precious stones some with just pearls on a gold crown – the royal rings, diamond jewellery, and pins.

Thank retireeVancouver
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