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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...more
Slottet 1B, Fredensborg 3480, Denmark
+45 33 95 42 00
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Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Lovely day out if the sun is out! The gardens are beautiful to walk around. The Palace is closed to the public unless you're there in June or July but having a wander around outside can still be done. Not too far to get to...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2015

Originally built as a hunting seat for King Frederik IV, it was used for the first time during 1722. In Baroque and Rococo style it was designed by architects Johan Cornelius Krieger, Lauritz de Thurah and Nicolai Eigtved. It's the Danish Royal Family’s spring and...More

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All reviews guided tour summer residence front entrance beautiful park open to the public couple of hours the danish royal family day trip state visits private garden at noon at home baroque garden short stop pomp and circumstance royal guards spring and autumn
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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,...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2018

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....More

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Reviewed September 27, 2018

We visited this palace on a day trip. It is very large so allow plenty of time. It helps if it isn't raining as it has extensive, beautiful grounds.

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Reviewed September 9, 2018

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...More

Thank KellyZ345
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Limited viewing I think as there are chains around the place but still worth seeing it. It is nicely located in a lovely town.

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Reviewed August 13, 2018

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...More

Thank Susannah T
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We came with a tour guide, not connected to the summer palace, but really enjoyed time on our own to wander the road down to the lake. Even though Denmark is hurting for rain, the grounds were lovely. It was nice that the Queen wasn't...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We saw signs to Fredensborg Slot when driving back to Copenhagen from Louisiana Museum, trying our luck and not knowing what it was we took a detour to visit - and wow wish we had planned this, what an amazing discovery. Turns out It is...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

I have been quite a few castles in both Denmark and Sweden - frankly they all kind blend into other. Take Amalienborg in Copenhagen it is beautiful with its view to the Opera House and The Marble Church, which are in a straight line with...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

The private garden of the Danish queen is a true marble. It is like danish design and architecture: minimalistic and unpretentious! It is not a royal garden made to show off. There is not a lot of gold and marble trying to make people small...More

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