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
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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