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“Favorite thing we did in Copenhagen”

Frederiksborg Castle
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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.
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“Favorite thing we did in Copenhagen”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

It is a bit north from the city center, but well worth it! The Copenhagen card covers the train to get up there, and the entrance fee. We visited a few castles in our trip around Scandinavia, but this one was our favorite. The inside is so beautiful and intricate, as well as the breathtaking gardens! A definite must!

Visited July 2014
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Ennis, Ireland
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“Amazing castle and gardens”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Out of the way location in Hillerød, but definitely worth a visit. Allow 3 hours for your visit. As well as the huge palace, there are very extensive gardens. Palace closes at 5 pm, so give yourself enough time!
Nice day trip from Copenhagen when combined with Helsingør (Elsinore) and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

Visited August 2014
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Oakland, California
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“Skip touristy spots and do a castle tour!”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

A must-see if you are in Copenhagen. The gardens are immaculate and the rooms are full of history. It was very hot that day, so be prepared if so. Get the audio guide.

Visited July 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Palace full of incredible ceilings”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

If you do one day excursion from Copenhagen, make it Frederiksborg Castle. This is the largest palace in Scandinavia and is surrounded by perfectly manicured gardens and a huge lake. It was the royal residence of King Christian IV and was built on the site of an earlier castle by Frederick II. There are four floors of renaissance & baroque rooms to explore, with Christian 4th's monogram visible everywhere. A highlight is The Great Hall, which has one of the most extravagantly carved ceilings you will ever see. You can get lost for hours checking out the fine detail. Different trades such as cannon makers, clock makers, people picking fruit, polar bears and other exotic animals. It is all there. The Kings audience chamber has an innovative trapdoor in the floor through which the King was raised and lowered into the room. There are also many huge paintings showing the coronations of former monarchs.

Visited September 2013
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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“Royalty in the countryside”
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

The approach to this palace is a treat, and the interior is a feast for the eyes. Take in the Hugh interior, the history and the art. My only disappointment was the modern exhibitions at the top. Can't really understand why it needs a Bob Dylan collection- it felt out of place to the rest.

If you have the time, enjoy the stroll in the park, then jump on the little ferry boat to get a great view from the lake, then jump off on the other side, enjoy an ice cream, and finally make your way back up to the station. A great half day trip from Copenhagen!

Visited July 2014
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