Frederiksborg Palace, Denmark

Frederiksborg Palace (Danish Frederiksberg Slot) is a castle in Hillerød, Denmark (North Zealand) which was built as a royal residence for King Christian IV. It is the largest Renaissance palace in Scandinavia.

King Christian IV’s portrait

The palace is located on 3 small islands in the middle of Palace Lake, and is adjoined by a large, baroque formal garden.

Frederiksborg Palace in the middle of Palace Lake

We were brought into the royal residence by the local tour guide who gave us brief explanations of the various rooms/halls in the residence. There is also a palace church, with its walls displaying the coats-of-arms of recipients of Denmark’s royal orders. Some pictures of the palace for your viewing pleasure below 🙂

Frederiksborg Palace’s opening hours

The Royal Family’s costumes

Left: Front of church; Right: sitting area of the church

The palace museum is really pretty big and we took about 1.5 hours to tour just the “more important” parts. So if you want to read through every little detail in the palace museum, I guess you need half a day. ^^

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