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Frederiksborg Castle/ Palace (Frederiksborg Slot)

Frederiksborg Castle

Frederiksborg Palace is located in Hillerød, Zealand region of Denmark. Royal residence is spread over three islets in the middle of the Slotssøen Lake.




Location: Frederiksborg Slot 11 3400 Hillerød, Zealand   Map

Tel. 42 26 04 39

Open: Apr- Sep: 10am- 5pm daily

Oct- Mar: 11am- 3pm daily

Baroque gardens: 10am- sunset







History of Frederiksborg Palace

Construction of Frederiksborg Palace started in 1560 by king Frederik II who also gave the chateau its name. Most of the structure, however, was constructed by Frederik II's son, Christian IV in Renaissance style. Between 1671 and 1840 all Danish monarchs were crowned in the small chapel of the Frederiksborg Palace. Frederiksborg Palace was badly damaged during sweeping fire of 1859, but in 1860- 84 it was reconstructed with help of brewer J.C. Jacobsen and later Carlsberg Foundation. Some additions included The National History Museum and an impressive collection or portraits, historical paintings and modern art. Newly renovated palace was open to all citizens on February 1882.



Palace chapel constructed by Christian IV houses an organ built by Esajas Compenius since 1610. It escaped the great fire in the 19th century. Small chapel adjacent to Frederiksborg Castle was used to crown many Danish royals is still used today occasionally. This includes Prince Joachim and Princess Alexandra who were crowned here in November 1995. Another structure that survived damage by a devastating fire is a Bath House Palace (Badstueslot). It is one of the original structures of Frederiksborg Palace erected by its founder Frederik II.










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