Frederiksborg Slot


Frederiksborg Castle at Hillerød – Not to be confused with Frederiksberg (district of Copenhagen), nor Fredensborg Slot

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Friday 19th September 2014                                                             All photos by Hetty

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Walking in the gardens and back to the railway station – 6 miles, 4 hours 10 mins, plus 2 hours 30 mins in the castle, which houses The National Historic Museum

Frederiksborg Palace is situated on three islets in the castle lake in Hillerød, north of Copenhagen. The palace, was built in the Dutch Renaissance style at the beginning of the 1600s by King Christian 4. After a devastating fire in the middle of the 19th century, the palace was rebuilt by the owner of the Carlsberg Breweries, J. C. Jacobsen.

Frederiksborg Castle is the largest Renaissance Castle in Scandinavia – it is huge! There is plenty to see for the DKK75 fee (about £8)

We approached via the tradesman’s entrance

The chapel wing, which survived the fire

At the entrance to the toilets:

We decide to visit the gardens next

In the grounds are the baroque style garden that was recreated in 1996 according to the original drawings from 1725.

Plan of the lower garden hedges

Royal monograms executed in boxwood,

with fountains and cascades,


and a pond

then a lake

Another lake

The farm

The Palace Garden was laid out as a romantic landscaped garden.

with more lakes

King Frederik 2’s Bath House Palace (Badstueslot)

The we went back to the palace, where The Neptune Fountain, 1617, was working

The knight’s room – was a dining room

The palace chapel survived when the rest of the palace burnt down in 1859 and today it stands as in Christian 4’s time.

17th century organ

It is the National Museum and full of paintings

The ceilings are amazing

The Great Hall

Each room had a different pattern on the floor

The baroque garden from the palace

We walked back to the station and had a lovely view of the palace on the islands

Next day – Dragor

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