Fredensborg Palace
Fredensborg Palace
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Fredensborg Palace was built in the beginning of the 18th Century. The image of an Italian country villa was on the drawing board when Frederick IV began construction on his Baroque palace. The king wanted to create a haven where his family life could flourish. This Baroque masterpiece took seven years to complete, and during this time the gardens were also planted. When Frederick IV died, his son Christian VI pulled down wings of the palace and erected new ones, which he, albeit, generally never made use of. It was only when Christian IX came to the throne that the palace was used for the purpose for which it was built. In the summer months, Christian IX and his queen Louise's 6 children, their children's spouses and 36 grandchildren flocked to Fredensborg Palace. Laughter and the trip-trap of tiny feet echoed in the palace halls, and members of the Danish Royal Family would spend time playing in the gardens. Ever since those happy days, the Danish Royal Family has been moving into the palace for the summer months, giving the youngest members of the family a trove of carefree childhood memories to treasure. The Royal Couple use the palace for three months in the spring and three months in the autumn. They celebrate weddings, silver wedding anniversaries and birthdays at the palace. Fredensborg also provides a setting for Her Majesty to carry out her official duties. She receives heads of state and ambassadors who submit their credentials to her at the palace. In the summer, Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary use the palace as a summer residence. They have their own residential quarters in the Chancellery House. The expansive Baroque palace gardens are open to the public all year round. The palace and the Private Gardens are open for guided tours from July 1st to August 7th.
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Louis D
Columbia, SC435 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Fredensborg could only be seen from the outside. It served as more than a stop between visits to Kronborg and Fredericksburg. The location is calm and the decor is simple. It serves the Danish Royals as a retreat from their busy life in the center of the city of Copenhagen. There is a serene atmosphere that is calm and soothing. When the Queen is present so are the Royal guards but both were absent this afternoon.
Written December 16, 2021
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nardiagolder
Surfers Paradise, Australia185 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
We travelled to Fredensborg via train from Copenhagen (via Helsingor - another amazing place in Denmark!) and although we arrived late in the day and the palace was already closed, we did not mind as the grounds were still open for inspection. What beautiful surrounds. The extensive gardens are glorious and we thoroughly enjoyed our walk throughout them. Don't be afraid to take the train to visit this beautiful part of Denmark. It only takes about an hour and there is a nice view of the country side as you travel. We had no issue on the train at all and it is only about a 10 min walk from the train station to Fredensborg Palace.
Written September 29, 2018
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KrilleofMarco
Tomelilla, Sweden42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
The castle is a very romantic building and the main attraction in Fredensborg. The castle has a beautiful forrest that is walkable.
Written July 26, 2016
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mc1012can
Guangzhou, China58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
A majestic place with excellent scenery with not only carefully trimmed bushes, but also forests with trees growing naturally.
Written April 7, 2020
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susieQ304
Aledo, TX2,293 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
This is the summer home of the Danish Royal family and the queen was in residence the day we were there. We could only view it from a distance as you can only do tours in July and the first week of August. We did, however, get to watch the Changing of the Guard which was interesting. While it didn’t have the pomp and circumstance of the Buckingham Palace’s Changing of the Guard, it was still worth seeing.
Written October 21, 2018
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Kelly Z
Granite Bay, CA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
We took a guided tour that included the private gardens. The tour guides were wonderful! They told many interesting things that you would never have known walking through on your own. Since the palace is still used by the Royal Family, you see and hear about the public rooms and the chapel. We walked through the gardens that are used by the chefs and visited the orangery. Parking was a little crazy, but we found a spot a short walk away in a lot. We did not have time to tour much of the public garden space, that surrounded the palace, but what we saw had beautiful walkways, ponds and statues.
Written September 9, 2018
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Susannah
Sydney, Australia174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
This is a wonderful place to enjoy wandering in the beautiful grounds and gardens. We enjoyed this so much we returned for a second visit. The only slight negative was the guide, who conducted the interior tour. She was disinterested and lacked interpersonal skills, unlike the fantastic guides at Kronborg castle & Frederiksborg palace. I would return to the gardens but would give the house tour a miss.
Written August 13, 2018
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ottoschepelern
Copenhagen Region, Denmark10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Family
Fredensborg (palace of peace in Danish) got the name to celebrate the peace with Sweden 1721 after centuries of war.
The baroque building is just 30 minutes from the impressive renaissance castles of Frederiksborg, Hillerød, and Kronborg, so you may easily get an impression of the splendour of the Danish absolute kings. With a car you make the tour in one afternoon, and there is also efficient public transport by train and bus.
In winter the king lived in Copenhagen but Fredensborg in summer was a place for leisure and deer hunting, and the beautiful park still contains the original alleys for shooting.Now the palace also is a kind of danish Blair House - president Clinton slept there at his official official visit.
Written December 22, 2017
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Mary G
Redford, MI139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
We didn't actually tour any part of the palace, but this was still one of my favorite experiences. We arrived just in time for the changing of the guards ceremony, which takes place daily at noon, when the Queen is in residence. As we got off our motor coach, we could hear a band playing up the road. We walked to the front gates of the palace just as the royal guards and band were rounding the corner and making their way up to the front gates of the palace. We enjoyed listening to the band play as they marched past and the changing ceremony commenced. Following the completion of the ceremony, the band marched to the front entrance of the palace and resumed playing, at which time, the Prince came to the door and briefly greeted the onlookers!
Written November 26, 2017
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Trek-Always
Alpharetta, GA2,524 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
This 18th century baroque palace is the queen's summer home. You can view it outside but there are guards barring entry or a closer look.

The gardens are among Denmark's largest.

If you are in the area then it is worth a short stop, otherwise skip it.

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Written September 13, 2017
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