Idea #472 – Visiting Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark
The castle of Frederiksborg and its magnificent gardens are situated on the islands of the small Slotsø lake, in Hillerød, around 30 kilometers in the North of Copenhagen. The castle was built at the beginning of the XVIIth century by king Christian IV to ensure his power. The castle constitutes a unique Danish Renaissance example.
The castle was reconstructed after a fire in half of the XIXth century and since 1878 it became the Museum of National History. The museum presents 500 years of the Danish history, with a remarkable collection of portraits, historic paintings, furniture, tapestries and decorative arts. It is about the biggest and the most important collection of Denmark. You will be enchanted with Riddershalen – the room of the Knights -, the Slotskirken – the chapel of the Crowning- , dated 1617 and which survived the fire of 1859.
From the castle, you can reach the baroque Garden and the romantic Garden. The baroque garden was recreated in 1996 according to the original J.C. Krieger’s project of 1725 and it embodies the ideal of the XVIIIth century, characterized by the effort of the man to rule the nature. In the romantic garden lays the Badstueslot, used by the royal family for the lunches of hunting.