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Skipperhuset

It’s hard to imagine a more idyllic setting for a lazy lunch than this twisted, part-timbered 1754 boathouse perched right beside the jetty on Esrum Sø. Small but beautifully presented lunch plates include fried pla…
Palace in Fredensborg

Fredensborg Slot

Supposedly the Queen of Denmark's favourite abode, the 1720 Fredensborg Slot is a grand palace in Italian baroque style. Getting inside is only possible by tour in midsummer, but you can admire the gracious facade f…
Gardens in Fredensborg

Fredensborg Slotshave

Fredensborg Slot has around 120 soothing hectares of parkland crossed by an arc of long riding avenues that radiate from the palace. The majority of the park is open year-round without charge, apart from private gar…
Sculpture in Fredensborg

Normandsdalen

Arranged around a circular grassy amphitheatre within Fredensborg palace park are 70 folksy carvings depicting Scandinavian workers of assorted 18th-century professions. They were re-made in sandstone on the orders …
Lake in Fredensborg

Esrum Sø

At 17 sq km, Esrum Sø is Denmark’s second-largest lake. The most popular access point is about 1km west of the Fredensborg palace gate via Skipper Allé. Here you’ll find a lakeside restaurant, Skipperhuset, beside w…
Danish in Fredensborg

Restaurant Under Kronen

In what looks like an oversized kiosk-cube, this restaurant is truly 'under the crown' thanks to a dangling sculpture in its glass topknot, and there's an L-shaped balcony for summer seating perched above the former…