Visit: Easy Travel, Ruoholahdenranta 1D 308A, Helsinki 00180 Finland
EXCURSION TO THE FREDERIKSBORG CASTLE
Frederiksborg Palace is situated on three islets in the castle lake in Hillerod, north of Copenhagen. The palace, which is surrounded by the beautiful Frederiksborg Palace Garden, was built in the Dutch Renaissance style at the beginning of the 1600s by King Christian 4. The palace was built in Dutch Renaissance style by King Christian 4 in the 17th century. After a devastating fire in the middle of the 19th century, the palace was rebuilt by the owner of the Carlsberg Breweries, J. C. Jacobsen. The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Palace exhibits the history of Denmark and houses a considerable collection of portraits, historical paintings and modern art. At the museum you will find portraits of both Johan Friedrich Struensee and Queen Caroline Mathilde made by the artist Jens Juel, as well as other paintings by artists like Karel van Mander, Wilhelm Marstrand, P.S. Kroyer and Niels Strob?k. A new permanent exhibition shows the history of the castle and the museum - including parts of the castle, previously closed to the public. Here you can see original sculptures and decorations from before the fire in 1859. The palace chapel survived when the rest of the palace burnt down in 1859 and today it stands as in Christian 4's time. The Palace Garden was laid out as a romantic landscaped garden. In the garden you will find King Frederik 2's small Bath House Palace (Badstueslot) which is occasionally used by the Royal Family for hunt lunches. The grounds also include the baroque style garden that was recreated in 1996 according to the original drawings by J.C. Krieger from 1725. Especially worth noting are the royal monograms executed in boxwood, the historical flowers and the festive cascades.