Frederiksborg Slot

Frederiksborg Slot information

Hillerød , Denmark
Address
Extras Hillerød
Telephone
+45 48 26 04 39
Getting there
train S-train Hillerød, 40 min north of Copenhagen, then 10-min walk through town centre
Prices
adult/concession/child 60/50/15kr
Opening hours
11am-3pm Nov-Mar, 10am-5pm Apr-Oct
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Lonely Planet review

Said to be one of the finest Renaissance palaces in Northern Europe, Frederiksborg Slot was bought by Frederik II in 1560 from a local nobleman. By rights, ‘Christiansborg’ Slot would be a better name, as Christian IV was both born here in 1577 and built the castle that stands today in its red-brick and sandstone splendour in the Dutch Renaissance style. Following a devastating fire in 1859, the castle was rebuilt using funds from the Carlsberg Foundation and opened as the Museum of National History in 1877, filled with a priceless collection of furniture and art.