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“Beautiful Palace”
Review of Rosenborg Castle

Rosenborg Castle
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Ranked #15 of 349 things to do in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 8, 2014

Beautiful palace, surrounded by lovely gardens, and the parade grounds. Chock full of history of the Danish monarchy.

Thank BrianGradySF415
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

Rosenborg Castle looks impressive and from reading other reviews thought it worthwhile a visit.

After paying approx £10 entry fee then discovered if we wanted to actually know anything about any of the items in the castle they wanted you to purchase a guide book. There were a few QRcodes for those who have smart phones to get further information but if you didnt there was nothing apart from one information placard in the whole of the building on the second floor 'throne room'

Most interesting part was the Treasury with the Crown Jewels.

We were in and our within an hour and left thoroughly disappointed.

The surrounding park is lovely and can imagine in spring/ summer is very beautiful and colourful.

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Reviewed December 7, 2014

I visited the Rosenborg Castle in December 2014.

It's a great little palace, that gives you a glimpse into Danish royalty and the way the used to live hundreds of years ago.

The site is very compact and can be done in a couple of hours, including the treasury. I recommend it as part of any visit to Copenhagen.

Thank Alden-from-Chicago
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Reviewed December 6, 2014

As per the other reviews, the park leading up to the castle is really nice and the kids loved running around there and taking photos standing on the large stone balls and the fallen tree. There are numerous wide walkways through the park leading up to the castle for you to meander along. There are a couple of sneaky statues in the park to explore too.

The castle isn't the most impressive of buildings but had well manicured grounds and seems to be well maintained. There are a couple of guards outside the entrance to the treasure with very impressive looking guns that had bayonets on the end. They looked pretty serious and our oldest daughter was a bit scared of getting shot!

You need to buy tickets at the office and then dump your bags in the lockers (20kr coin returned) if they are larger than a small handbag. We checked out the treasury first and there are some really nice and intricate pieces of work in there. There are some very solid safe doors at the entrance and exit to prevent would be robbers at night time.

You can take photos throughout the treasury and the castle which is a bonus. The highlight of the treasury is the gold work and crowns in the basement area. The crowns are displayed in the centre of the rooms with a small ladder to allow children to get up close and view them in detail which is a great touch. They also have little mirrors under the crowns so you can get a full 360 degree view of them.

The castle is quite interesting and is spread over 3 levels with the great hall at the top. There are plenty of well preserved rooms to explore including a fully tiled washroom with a pit toilet which gives you a more intimate feel of life in those times. You can get up close and personal with most of the displays in the rooms although some of the more elaborate / previous displays are fully enclosed in transparent security screens to protect them whilst still giving great viewing for visitors.

We really enjoyed our visit here and would definitely recommend it when the weather is good as it is nice to wander the grounds.

Thank Jase999
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Reviewed December 6, 2014

I didn't go inside the castle because I didn't realize that you could, but the outside was beautiful and the surrounding park full of pretty trees and wine vines was breathtaking.

Thank XxRoxyClimbr13xX
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