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Jul 24, 2014 - Fredericksborg Castle

Another hot day. We headed to the town of Hillerød to visit Fredericksborg Castle As you entered the town there was no problem in spotting the castle it was huge. After parking up we started our exploration of the castle and its grounds. Since the Middle Ages a property has sat on the islands of the current castle. It was King Frederik II who obtained the property in 1560 as a palace and named the castle Frederiksborg. It was his son King Christian IV in 1599 who instigated major restoration work which involved the old main buildings being...

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Aug 12, 2009 - Frederiksborg Castle

This was my last day trip out of Copenhagen, first to the town of Hillerod, home of Frederiksborg Castle, then on to the tiny town of Humelbaek, and the Louisiana Modern art museum. It was a pretty full day and I did a whole lot of walking. Frederiksborg is said to be "the grandest castle in all Scandinavia" and sometimes referred to as the Danish Versailles. While it's nowhere near as big, it certainly is over the top just like Versailles. The interior rooms are filled with ornate furniture, paintings and sculpture. It was interesting,...

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