Frederiksborg Slot

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.