Rosenborg Castle

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Rosenborg Castle
4.5
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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.
Suggested duration
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The area
Address
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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YvesLuxembourg
Luxembourg131 contributions
Dec 2021
There are possibly some interesting objects in this castle. Unfortunately, on a clouded December day, one can hardly see a thing in those dark state rooms. And if you dare put your guide book on a window sill, one of the attendants will bark at you, arguing that all items are valuable…
A positive note for the crown jewels though. Otherwise, I would recommend Rosenborg on a bright day only (but then they might close the shutters).
A last point: Don’t expect the little footbridge from the park suggested by your navigation system to be open!
Written December 15, 2021
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permia
Ireland37,324 contributions
Oct 2021
A fabulous Renaissance castle, built by Christian IV and his favourite residence. Evidenced by that on his deathbed in Frederiksborg he ordered he be brought here by sleigh, where he died.

In addition to the superb external architectural features and flourishes, stepping inside is to see the stupendous Great or Long Hall, in all its sumptuous splendour. An exquisite ceiling, fine tapestries and Coronation Thrones of King and Queen are to be admired. Three silver lions stand guard at the latter.

Descending to the vaults we saw the Crown Jewels, including the stunning Crown of Christian IV. We asked one of the staff whether the Crown continues to be used for modern Coronations.

Interesting to hear that this ceremony was abolished on the adoption of the Constitution in 1849 and since then the Crown only appears at the Monarch’s funeral when it’s placed on the coffin.

Beautiful silver toy soldiers based on Roman and Carthaginian armies of the Punic Wars were played with by Frederik V as a child. He later added many more figures.

Also here is a large stock of Rosenborg Wine, taken at the Queen’s New Year Banquet and other special occasions. Apparently there is sufficient for around another 300 years.
Written November 30, 2021
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Hej permia Mange tak for anmeldelse. Den sætter vi pris på. Vi er glade for at høre, at du havde en god oplevelse på slottet og kan anbefale oplevelsen til andre. Mvh. Trine / Kongernes Samling
Written December 9, 2021
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genibre69
London, UK3,100 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
What a fantastic historic site. It’s not that expensive for all that you see inside. Photos allowed. Incredible art and furnishings as well as textiles and jewellery from different centuries. Excellent docents- especially the long-haired gent in the Rose- provide fascinating historical context. All spoke English very well. There is an English guide you can pick up at the till that provides a good snapshot of each room (as room placards are only in Danish). Plus there’s an app that provides even more in-depth discussion of what you see.
Written November 4, 2021
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Hi genibre69. Thank you very much for your review. We're glad you had a good visit at the castle and could use both the English guide and the digital guide. We hope to see you at the castle again one day. Regards Trine / The Royal Danish Collection
Written November 8, 2021
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George
County Dublin, Ireland34 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
Visited the castle last Sunday. Plenty of historical artefacts to see. Everything is beautifully preserved and accessible.
Written October 7, 2021
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Hi dubrgn Thank you for your review. We appreciate it. We're glad you enjoyed your visit at the castle. Regards Trine / The Royal Danish Collection
Written October 21, 2021
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FernandoNevesAlmeida
Lisbon, Portugal234 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
It is not big but has intact Renaissance interiors. It is in the middle of a nice park in what is nowadays Central Copenhagen. In the basement are the Danish Royal Jewels.
Written October 3, 2021
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Hej Fernando. Mange tak for din anmeldelse. Den sætter vi stor pris på. Venlig hilsen Trine / Kongernes Samling
Written October 6, 2021
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Thebates22
Chester, UK1,579 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
I understand that this is the home of the Danish Royal families crown jewels, and is located in the absolutely stunning Rosenberg Castle, however I feel that the entry fee of 120DKK (£13:75/€16:15/$19:00/¥2,081) at the time of writing is a little over priced.

1 floor level of the museum was closed on week days due to “COVID-19” financial impact, bug is open on the weekends, when apparently “COVID-19” financial impacts don’t count.
Written September 16, 2021
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Hi Thebates22 Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit at the castle and found the collection interesting. We're sorry to hear that you found the admission fee too expensive. We try to make sure it's possible for everyone to visit the castle. Therefore it's free for all children under 18 to visit the castle, and we offer a student discount. Since we are a self-governing institution, we have to take admission like any other tourist attraction. If you have other thoughts on this you would like to share, please send me an e-mail at tm@kosa.dk. Regards Trine / The Danish Royal Collection
Written September 20, 2021
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Torutoper
Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium617 contributions
Sep 2021
Beautiful old palace. Very well maintained and in the treasury you can find the crown jewels etc. Note that some of the interior is not originally from this castle but saved from others.
Written September 14, 2021
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Hi Torutoper Thank you very much for your review. We're happy to hear you've had a positive experience at the castle and you enjoyed The Treasury. We hope you get a chance to come back for a second visit in the future. Kind regards Trine / The Danish Royal Collection
Written September 14, 2021
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN812 contributions
Sep 2021
The best parts of the castle are the gardens which are free to enter and the treasury which has some really cool weapons and crown jewels. The normal part of the castle is interesting too. The castle is definitely worth one visit and the garden is a great place to go multiple times.
Written September 6, 2021
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Thank you for your review. We appreciate it.
Written September 7, 2021
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AG Reyes
Prince William County, VA65 contributions
Sep 2021
The castle residence was very meh to me. If it hadn't been for the Crown Jewels (which were so beautiful) in the basement, I'd have been a bit disappointed here (especially given the high admission price). The building itself is rather small and none of the rooms were that impressive.

As for the exterior, the garden shots are free to take and the postcard shots are from the free area. And you can also get fantastic shots of it from the Round Tower for free in the late afternoon (when the sun hits it). So no need to pay to see the exterior.
Written September 5, 2021
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Hi Anthony Thank you very much for your review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed the crown jewels. We're sorry to hear the castle experience dissapointed you. If you would like to elaborate this, we would love to hear your oppinion. Please send an email to: tm@kosa.dk.
Written September 7, 2021
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Squidhead
Costa Mesa, CA415 contributions
Aug 2021
If you have a Copenhagen Card (which I strongly recommend) do not miss this lovely castle. It is easy to find and is well worth visiting if you are interested in Royal history and seeing lots of art. Don't miss the Crown Jewels as well. Room after room of history - with art and furniture from the period and lots of incredible ornate decoration. Also allow time to wander around the gardens and take photos of the stunning exterior of the castle.
Written August 29, 2021
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Hej Squidhead Mange tak for for din anmeldelse. Den sætter vi stor pris på. Venlig hilsen, Trine / Kongernes Samling
Written September 7, 2021
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