Rosenborg Castle
Rosenborg Castle
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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About
The beautiful 400-year-old castle is situated in central Copenhagen's popular park, The King's Garden. The castle was built by one of the most famous Scandinavian kings, Christian IV. Today, the glory of the past can be experienced through the numerous art treasures of the previous kings and queens. Among the main attractions is the Great Hall with the coronation thrones and three life-size silver lions standing guard. The crown jewels and royal regalia sparkle behind the thick walls of the treasury beneath the castle.
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Neighborhood: Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
How to get there
  • Nørreport • 6 min walk
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  • David B
    Toronto, Canada402 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular !
    The castle is interesting but the antiques and artifacts were exquisite. I don’t believe I have seen such a concentration of several centuries of Europe’s finest crafts, it just went on and on. Make sure not to miss the armoury and treasury down below. I think the only drawback was that the entire museum was just overwhelming, several rooms were worthy of an entire tour on their own.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 2, 2023
  • ChaiTea
    Maumelle, Arkansas108 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Missed the Crown Jewels in the Basement!
    Highly advise getting tickets online for a particular time slot due to long lines at the ticket office. We enjoyed our self guided tour but somehow missed the basement with the Crown Jewels! I didn’t read about them until after we left - my fault. The castle is filled to the brim with the finest furnishings and art. Well worth a visit!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 3, 2023
  • JimRiesterer
    Edina, Minnesota5,886 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A top tourist site
    One of the top attractions in Denmark, this former “summer” palace of the Danish Royalty features art artifacts and the Crown Jewels. Be sure to make a reservation in advance as this place gets really busy and timed tickets are required. You enter on the ground floor and proceed through a series of rooms including the King’s bedroom and formal receiving rooms. Every surface is adorned with art and period artifacts. Proceed up to the 1st floor and continue your self-guided visit and be sure to poke into the small alcove to take in the mirror room, an homage to the grandness of Versailles in France. The throne room and life-sized silver lions are another high point. Proceed to the 2nd floor then back down the spiral staircase and outside and around to the right to visit the castle treasury. Here you will see the Danish crowns as well as the imperial jewels-definitely a highlight. Even with timed tickets this place is swarming with tourists so come with an attitude of patience. Probably best appreciated with a guide as the map and written information covers just the basics.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Ruther W
    Duluth, Minnesota61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must not miss in Copen Hagen
    Incredible home of Danish Royal Family. The Castle, Gardens and vicinity all well kept. Great staff. Royal rooms well maintained. Treasury also worth a tour. Standing the times. Amazing architecture.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 8, 2023
  • doctorfoxtrot
    Taguig City, Philippines12,856 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Treasures of Danish Royalty
    Visiting the castle entails a lot of patience when you don’t make an online ticket purchase much more if you do it on the spot. See how majestic they like. The lions, crowns and jewels. Just outside there are promo gimmicks of those wearing them uniform royalty. Also outside is a beautiful garden.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 11, 2023
  • RYC88
    Centreville, Virginia1,284 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful castle with a fantastic treasury
    It looks small on the outside, but the inside is filled with beautiful rooms. As wonderful as the rooms were, the treasury was the most amazing with the most beautiful swords with inlay, wonderful carved ivory pieces, and amazing jewelry and crowns. We had seen the ivory lathe in one of the rooms and apparently the queen and noble ladies loved to turn ivory. The ivory pieces in the treasury were jaw-droppingly beautiful, as the objects were carved with impossibly lacy filigree and amazing patterns. The castle does have a limit on tickets, so you should plan to buy your tickets online before going to make sure you get a time slot. Then, there is a limit to visitors going in at one time, so you may have to stand in line, waiting to enter, but it's worth the wait.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 22, 2023
  • JT_NS
    Oxfordshire, United Kingdom62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely “Slot” with parkland around and interesting guides.
    One of our Copenhagen Card uses (yes it is a good thing to get!) but remember to book your time slot online even if you have a Copenhagen card. This is an impressive castle and the rooms are well displayed. We found the guides throughout the castle helpful and willing to answer any questions we had. Information was in English as well as Danish so we were able to learn a great deal and visited on the same day as two other castles (Slots) so had the timeline of the various Christians and Fredericks fully understood by the end of the day. This was probably my favourite Slot (with the possible exception of the one at Helsingor) Definitely worth the visit and there is a decent cafe in the park adjacent. Just remember to book a time slot - we saw lots of people being turned away.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 25, 2023
  • T-SGlobetrotters
    Preston, United Kingdom3,586 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful building but book on-line before you go
    A spectacular castle built by Christian the fourth 400 years ago. All the contents inside the building on three floors have royal connections including the spectacular banqueting suite on the top floor. A self-guided tour of the castle and Treasury is very rewarding. Although you are given a good information leaflet on entry, there is no additional information in the castle itself apart from in certain areas, QR codes available as an alternative to a good guide book. Although timed tickets are available until 40 minutes before closure you really need 1 ½ hours to really do the place justice and everything closes promptly at 5pm. They only allow 50 visitors in each 10-minute timed slot to it is strongly recommended to book tickets before arrival. Tickets had been sold out for the day and the first two slots the following morning when we arrived in the afternoon. Tickets can be booked easily on line. Everything is immaculately maintained. Be sure to allow sufficient time to view the Treasury with its crowns and spectacular jewellery if you do this last. If necessary, rush through the middle of three floors if short on time as this is slightly less interesting. Access to the treasury section is through a different entrance.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Ashley C
    Boston, Massachusetts516 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour in the heart of the city!
    Really enjoyed getting to tour the Rosenborg Castle and its beautiful gardens! Definitely get your tickets ahead of time as only 50 people are let in every 15 minutes. This can be done online and is very easy! I'd recommend setting aside time to walk around the gardens as well as touring the castle, which itself takes about an hour. The area surrounding the castle and gardens has many other attractions, so definitely check out the food hall that is nearby!
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 11, 2023
  • babykong
    London, United Kingdom1,224 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well preserved castle.
    I really enjoyed visiting Rosenborg Castle; the rooms and furniture are exquisite, and in fantastic condition. The castle is easy to navigate by yourself, and the whole visit (including The Treasury) is easily done in under an hour. There are guided tours in English & Danish, but this needs to be booked at least two weeks in advance. Having said that, you can discover more about the things that interest you via their comprehensive website. Definitely worth visiting.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 11, 2023
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Karen186424
Worcester, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Great castle to visit in Copenhagen. Just a short walk from Nørreport station. Tour passes through castle in chronological order so you learn quite a lot of Danish Royal History. A floor plan guide is provided but these were quite difficult to read in some rooms because the lighting is low to protect the exhibits. We found it a lot better to use the iPhone tour. Really easy with no download required. Just point your camera at the QR code in each room and the relevant info came up on the internet browser. (Free Wi-fi in castle) There was also more info than on the floor plan guide. If you find the initial rooms a bit drab, don’t give up - they get more stunning. The great hall at the top is amazing with some brilliant tapestries, glass, bronze and porcelain cupboards. But the best bit is the treasury. Loads of Ivory, jewels, gold etc but this isn’t like visiting the English Crown Jewels where you are on a conveyor belt and only get a timed glimpse, the Danish even, very considerately, provide steps so that you can admire the crowns, up close, for as long as you like!
Written January 11, 2020
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Stephanie W
63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Beautiful grounds- You can take food here for picnic and Iit's the oldest royal garden in Denmark. Museum holds artifacts from 15th to 19th centuries including crown jewels. Entrance is 115DKK (~$18)

It's in walking distance to Tovehallerne where you could go for a bite to eat before or after.
Written January 7, 2020
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T-SGlobetrotters
Preston, UK3,586 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
A spectacular castle built by Christian the fourth 400 years ago. All the contents inside the building on three floors have royal connections including the spectacular banqueting suite on the top floor.
A self-guided tour of the castle and Treasury is very rewarding. Although you are given a good information leaflet on entry, there is no additional information in the castle itself apart from in certain areas, QR codes available as an alternative to a good guide book. Although timed tickets are available until 40 minutes before closure you really need 1 ½ hours to really do the place justice and everything closes promptly at 5pm.
They only allow 50 visitors in each 10-minute timed slot to it is strongly recommended to book tickets before arrival. Tickets had been sold out for the day and the first two slots the following morning when we arrived in the afternoon. Tickets can be booked easily on line.
Everything is immaculately maintained. Be sure to allow sufficient time to view the Treasury with its crowns and spectacular jewellery if you do this last. If necessary, rush through the middle of three floors if short on time as this is slightly less interesting. Access to the treasury section is through a different entrance.
Written August 7, 2023
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MNowosad
San Jose, CA173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The Rosenborg Castle is a 17th century building with an impressive collection of historical furniture and halls, including the coronation chair. But even more impressive it is the Royal Treasury, which displays the Danish Crown Regalia and Jewels. The castle is within the beautiful Rosenborg Castle Garden, which by itself deserves a visit. I would recommend booking the visit ahead of time, since the castle has very limited capacity (only 50 people can enter every 15 minutes). This can be done online. Even better is to buy and book it through the Copenhagen Card website, which provide savings for many other attractions in Copenhagen.
Written August 12, 2023
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RYC88
Centreville, VA1,284 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
It looks small on the outside, but the inside is filled with beautiful rooms. As wonderful as the rooms were, the treasury was the most amazing with the most beautiful swords with inlay, wonderful carved ivory pieces, and amazing jewelry and crowns. We had seen the ivory lathe in one of the rooms and apparently the queen and noble ladies loved to turn ivory. The ivory pieces in the treasury were jaw-droppingly beautiful, as the objects were carved with impossibly lacy filigree and amazing patterns. The castle does have a limit on tickets, so you should plan to buy your tickets online before going to make sure you get a time slot. Then, there is a limit to visitors going in at one time, so you may have to stand in line, waiting to enter, but it's worth the wait.
Written July 22, 2023
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK10,307 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We headed to Rosenborg Castle Gardens, by now in glorious sunshine. The castle is a beautiful building and the grounds are dotted with statues and formal displays, although there wasn't much greenery in January! There were plenty of information boards in English too. The moat was full of fish and lots of families were in the grounds, feeding the fish and ducks. It was, again, litter free too. We didn't go inside the castle or visit the cafe this time as the weather was too nice to waste!
Written January 7, 2020
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JohnRegoPark
Rego Park, NY1,233 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is the most impressive site in Copenhagen. The castle has a huge dominating presence in a series of gardens in downtown Copenhagen. You get a timed ticket at the ticket window and they let in a few people every 15 minutes. Some of the rooms are small so you can see why they space things out. The throne room is the most impressive. After you are done, you can go into the basement to see the spectacular crown jewels which rival any in Europe. The castle is covered by the Copenhagen card but you still need a timed ticket at the gate.
Written July 10, 2022
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Jeanine van Velden
Pretoria, South Africa254 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Well maintained renaissance castle and gardens. Many rooms to visit on multiple floors containing various artifacts spanning 3 centuries.

Definitely one of the more interesting castles / palaces I have visited.

The free leaflet is excellent, but you can also link to the castle wifi and access a free guide via a QR code.

The timeslot indicated on your ticket is for arrival/entrance only - you can stay at Rosenborg for as long as you like.

They recommend buying your ticket online, we did not, but you can check the website for availability (it indicates the number of tickets still available for the various timeslots) if you are in the area and decide to visit.
Written January 9, 2023
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smac
Derby, UK498 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
This is well worth a visit whilst in Copenhagen. We appreciated just how many of the rooms were open to the public and we got a real sense of the history. The crown jewels are the star of the show.

Some of the exhibits are a little dusty - some TLC is definitely needed here and there as surely such precious artefacts demand a little more attention?

Anyway, top tips: pick up a guide at the entrance and ensure you hv e a 20DKK coin to use for the locker as you are not permitted to take any size of bag around with you.
Written February 21, 2022
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Hi Sarmac. Mange tak for din anmedelse. Vi råder også alle gæster til at medbringe en guide rundt på slottet - og alle der har brug for det, får udleveret en mønt ved billetsalget. Men tak for at gøre opmærksom på dette. Mvh. Trine / Kongernes Samling
Written March 9, 2022
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Livelove laughplay
Saint-Briac-sur-Mer, France1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
In July 1995, when my son was 2, we visited this castle and, when admiring the Crown Jewels, noticed an empty display case was open. After I commented on this, an alarm rang and guards ushered us out at gunpoint, ordering us to stand against the wall with guns pointed at our heads! Suddenly my 2-year-old escaped my grasp and ran down the grassy slope.
Terrified, I yelled “Please don’t shoot!” and begged for permission to bring him back. The guard nodded so I ran after my son, and carried him back.
After some time we were allowed to go, never knowing if the jewels were recovered.
This is probably why they now make you take your phone in a plastic bag, or use lockers.
If anyone has more details of this frightening incident, please email to livelovelaughplay@hotmail.com.
Thanks
Written January 15, 2020
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