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Frederiksborg Castle

  • Hillerod, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark

Last updated: 08 April, 2024

Frederiksborg is one of Europe’s most magnificent Renaissance castle-palaces, its iconic russet and mint-green frontage rising up above immaculate formal gardens.

It was built in the 17th century by King Christian IV, to show off and enhance Christian’s reputation as a powerful European monarch.

Rich in art and unusual decorative touches, the building now houses the Museum of National History, which traces the nation’s history through portraits, paintings, furniture and decorative arts, with a section aimed at children.

Outside the expansive gardens surround a vast boating lake, with regular concerts held in the baroque castle church.

Logistics

Price from: £10
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

The castle is located in Hillerod, a 40-minute train journey north of Copenhagen. Take the S-train line E to Hillerod station. From there it’s a ten-minute walk through the town centre. Tickets can be purchased online in advance (dnm.dk) and free audio guides in multiple languages are available at the ticket office or as a free download via the iTunes store.

When to do it

The museum is open daily all year round, and the palace is enjoyable at any time of the year. The gardens are at their most beautiful in late spring and summer, but in the winter months there are less tour groups and cruise crowds.

Who to go with: organised tours

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  • Copenhagen

You will enjoy two of the most wonderful castles in the North of the island of Zealand. In this tour, there will be a driver and a guide who will take good care of you and will explain you everything about the history of the castles and Denmark. You will hear about Frederick II and Christian IV as well as the history between Denmark and Sweden. The van is very confortable and spacious. We will pick you up at your hotel, as long as it is in the city centre.

Price DKK 6,500

Min age 0

Rating 4.25 / 5 [8 ratings]

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  • Copenhagen

Meet your guide and driver at your hotel for a half-day private tour to Frederiksborg - probably the most famous Danish castle, known worldwide from Shakespeare's Hamlet. During the tour, you will have an insight into the Dutch Royal History as well as the Renaissance Architecture traditions. The castles are surrounded by nature landscapes

Price €385

Min age 4

Rating 5 / 5 [7 ratings]

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  • Copenhagen

Would you like to have a private castle tour with your family, friends or colleagues and no unknown guests? If yes, then join this 4-hour guided castle tour and walk through over 400 years of Danish royal history. Located in the sleepy village of Hillerød, the Frederiksborg Castle is located not far outside Copenhagen and is an absolute gem in the Danish countryside. Please note that transportation back and forth to Frederiksborg Castle will be by train.  Private Tour is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Price $500

Min age 0

Rating 5 / 5 [5 ratings]

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