Frederiksborg Castle

IMG_20170430_142410_432 The Frederiksborg Castle is just a short 45-minute drive from Copenhagen and well worth it. Since we were staying in Copenhagen we decided to rent a car and make the drive. There are easy connections with the train but we wanted to continue on up to Kronborg to visit the castle that inspired Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet. 

I would recommend the self-guided audio tour. To be honest, we really did not know much about the history of Denmark, but the guided tour through the castle gave us quite the insight. A ticket to view the castle is 75 DKK, about 12 USD, which includes the guided tour.

Inside the castle, there was an absolutely breathtaking church. The intricate designs throughout the ceilings and walls were breathtaking.

The Frederiksborg Castle is furnished throughout and gives you a look into Denmark’s fascinating history. The Castle suffered a horrible fire in 1859 but was restored and furnished with original furniture and art from that time period. It was a chilly day when we visited and I was happily surprised that parts of the castles were heated.

The castle features artwork throughout and the Museum of National History of Denmark has many originals on display. Just off the wing of the church was a huge room of art all done by Carl Bloch.  An artist who’s work I was familiar with.

The entrance into the castle gardens is free and well worth the walk behind the castle to see.  Spring had barely arrived when we visited so I can imagine in the summer the garden is stunning. They have a small cafe open in the summer months where you can sit and take in the views.

 

 

 

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