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Frederiksborg Castle
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Private Half-Day Frederiksborg Castle Tour
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Hillerod
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Owner description: This historic castle was constructed on three islands and is surrounded by lake and beautiful gardens. Frederiksborg Castle has housed The Museum of National History since 1878. A tour through the museum's many beautiful rooms is an encounter with kings, queens, nobles, the bourgeois, events, and epochs, which have all shaped the country's history and development from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. The museum was founded by brewer J.C. Jacobsen, the founder of Carlsberg.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Beautiful castle and grounds. The castle is furnished with period furniture and decorations. A lot to see, truly magnificent craftmanship/ architecture. Pick up a free audio guide next to the ticket counter. You will need to check any backpacks or large purses. You will need a 20 kroner coin for the lockers. You will get the coin back when you return the key.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The castle is nice and the surroundings beautiful, but I found the displays inside the castle pretty disappointing. Very little information is provided in English. Having said that, it is a great place to see Danish people who made history: There is a huge number of portraits of most (probably all) of them. Just a piece of advice: the best paintings (very personal, I agree!) are the contemporary ones and they located on the 3rd floor. Start there.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Frederiksborg castle was build by King Christian IV in 1608. Today a museum worth visiting. Also the Baroque Garden and the forest around the castle is worth your while.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Stunning experience were you can see how the garden and castle where supposed to look like together, when they were created in the 17th century. Perhaps not the most child-friendly but anyone with an interest in history or art can easily spend a full day here. If you can choose the day of your visit try to visit at Thursdays when they have an organ concert. You will be treated with an expose of music from about 1600 till present day. Or visit their website for more information about organ concerts.

The garden gives a depth to the experience and you can stroll around admiring the view of the castle or the neatly trimmed buxwood in knot-like patterns. The castle island shields you from today’s world so you can enjoy a glimpse of the past.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

During our recent stay in Copenhagen, we had an opportunity to take a 6 ½ hour Castle Tour with Strömma Tour Company. Initially, there was a little confusion on meeting the tour as the website is not clear. After contacting the company, we were informed to meet the bus at 10:15 by the Town Hall in Copenhagen at the specified time. The tour included a visit with entrance to Kronborg Castle, a visit to Fredensborg Castle and a visit with entrance to Frederiksborg Castle. Kronborg Castle, which is the setting of Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet” was an hour or so ride through Copenhagen and some beautiful countryside on a comfortable bus. The English speaking guide was knowledgeable and very informative as we rode along. After a short walk from the bus, we entered the castle for the guided tour. The castle itself was pretty barren having been captured several times during its history. Even without all of the fixing you normally find in a historical castle, it was still an interesting place to visit. After leaving Kronborg Castle, we journeyed to Fredensborg Castle. It is one of the summer residences of the Royal Couple, HRH Crown Prince Frederik and HRH Crown Princess Mary. The tour did not include entrance to the castle, but we did arrive in time to see the changing of the guard which was worth the stop. Following this stop, we visited Frederiksborg Castle. But before entering the castle, we were given the opportunity to get a bite to eat if we wanted (not included in price of the ticket.) Following the late lunch, we entered Frederiksborg Castle for the included tour. There is a lot to see in the castle and several more hours could be spent there if you want to do it on your own. With another relaxing ride through the countryside, we returned to the square in front of Town Hall in Copenhagen at about 17:00. Overall I would rate this tour was well worth the money and good if you are only making a short visit to Copenhagen.

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