Rosenborg Castle
Rosenborg Castle
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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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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  • Hilary
    Chicago, Illinois532 contributions
    Good Visit - Not My Favorite
    Copenhagen is not a big city, so we had plenty of time to explore all of the major sites, including Rosenborg castle. It was not my favorite. The interior was very dark and the place hasn’t been used for hundreds of years; instead, it houses artifacts from Denmark’s royal past. The highlight was probably the Crown Jewels in the basement of the Treasury. The grounds are picture perfect.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 7, 2023
  • ali_s
    London, United Kingdom11 contributions
    Great Visit
    (I got the combined ticket with Amalienborg). The ticket counter was easy and the staff were helpful. There are free lockers for backpacks and belongings as you can't take these into the castle. The booklet was good and told you some information about each room in a logical order than you can follow. There is only 1 staircase but this wasn't a problem as the castle wasn't very busy anyway at this time of year. You can also go in the armoury and treasury which are the basement levels, these were really worth a visit and not as many people had gone down to these. Quite a lot of steps up and down throughout but overall a great visit to Rosenborg. The gardens are also nice. You get some good views of the castle. I'm not sure that the combined ticket was worth it for Amalienborg itself but Rosenborg is definitely worth visiting on a trip to Copenhagen.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written March 24, 2023
  • mattt379
    42 contributions
    A lovely castle with stunning grounds
    It was a really lovely trip to see the castle, however it was quite small and the visiting the castle itself shouldn't take longer than 45 minutes. The cost of entrance is a bit pricey but in line with what you pay elsewhere in Copenhagen. It's definitely worth it with the Copenhagen card but otherwise it might be something you are happy to look at from the exterior rather than pay to go inside
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 12, 2023
  • Chris
    10 contributions
    The crown jewels are here
    The surroundings are really nice on a sunny day and the castle is a good visit. We didn't find it as good as Fredericksberg Slot but saying that we wouldn't have chosen not to see it. There is a lot to see here and there are some really interesting rooms. You can really get a feel for the history of the monarchy. The crown jewels are worth the visit though as they are very well presented.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 12, 2023
  • Marry c
    Brooklyn, New York27 contributions
    Interesting
    I visited Rosenberg castle a week ago and it is very nice inside and outside but it is not very big. Specially basement was very interesting and lot of things to see. From the ticket office they are trying to sell you other museum tickets. In my opinion better don’t buy other one because it is not interesting at all. It is waste of time and money but I fully recommend this castle.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 9, 2023
  • Ryan K
    De Pere, Wisconsin166 contributions
    Well worth the visit
    Great castle. Be sure to reserve your time in advance. We walked here after the changing of the guard and had to wait about 20-30 minutes until our reserved time to enter. However, if walking up the reservation time was a couple of hours out. I wasn't sure how long we would be at the changing of the guard or the exact time we would be there so the timing was actually pretty good. Bags had to go into the free lockers. Very nice castle and lots of interesting things to see.
    Visited April 2023
    Written May 31, 2023
  • David Wingett
    London, United Kingdom62 contributions
    Lovely palace visit
    Certainly the best of the three palaces in Copenhagen. Plus they also allow photography (including flash) of the Crown Jewels. Rooms are very nice, timed entry, so there is no crush. Gift shop is very good, and staff are very friendly.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 2, 2023
  • Graham F
    Guilsborough, United Kingdom37 contributions
    Fowlers on Tour
    Used the Copenhagen Card to gain timed entry but not long to wait. Gardens to the castle are free. A beautiful building, extensive display of art and sculptures and, of course, the Crown Jewels.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 12, 2023
  • David B
    Toronto, Canada360 contributions
    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, Arkansas36 contributions
    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
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Katie A
Orlando, FL13 contributions
Feb 2020
Seeing the castle is a must. It is beautiful and can easily be done in a hour (interior.) You are assigned a specific time slot, so the people allowed in at any given time is limited. Because of this, you don't have to worry about crowding. You have all the time in the world to take in the details and take as many photos as you want.
Written February 26, 2020
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Joyman L
Perth, Australia1,513 contributions
Oct 2019
This slender rennaissance castle originally a summer house, located in the King's Garden, houses plenty of history, royal jewels and artifacts. Prior to entering the castle, ticketing and lockers are located in a separate building next to the castle. Ticket entry includes a self-guided tour equipment.

Spanning 4 levels and the basement at the end of the tour, this castle is packed full of history for history-buffs. There were no lifts for traversing the different levels other than stairs.
Written February 20, 2020
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Lauren T
Washington DC, DC30 contributions
Feb 2020
Rosenborg Castle is a great place to spend a couple of hours (especially if the weather is nice). Located right down the road from Nørreport Station, it's easy to get to and makes for a great day trip when combined with the Botanical Gardens across the street and Torvehallerne (for lunch, dinner, or something in-between) which is right down the road. At Rosenborg, the only thing you have to pay admission for is going inside the actual castle; student tickets are about 85 DKK, and a locker is included (no bags are allowed inside). There are some spectacular artworks and collections of ornate items, as well as the Crown Jewels and weapons. Definitely a great place for pictures, both inside and outside. The grounds are great to walk around, and it's a very peaceful area. I spent about an hour inside the castle, plus another hour or so wandering around outside. You could definitely spend 2-3 hours here. Highly recommend if you're visiting Copenhagen.
Written February 2, 2020
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Karen186424
Worcester, UK31 contributions
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
64 contributions
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, UK2,946 contributions
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, CA179 contributions
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, VA1,277 contributions
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, UK9,547 contributions
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, NY1,133 contributions
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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