Frederiksborg Castle and its beautiful gardens are located on a few islands around lake Slotsø in Hillerød, which is 30 kilometers from Copenhagen. It was built in the 17th century by Christian IV to expand its power and it is a unique example of the Danish Renaissance.
Since 1878, Frederiksborg Castle houses the National History Museum and it is the chance for visitors to admire the magnificent differents exhibited pieces and learn about 500 years of Danish history, illustrated with portraits, paintings, furniture, tapestries and decorative arts. Here, we can meet kings and queens, nobles and bourgeois and we can also discover the events that have shaped the history of Denmark from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. I was particularly amazed by Riddershalen (Knights Hall) and Slotskirken (Coronation Chapel).
From the castle, you can access the Baroque Garden and the Romantic English Garden. These are interesting as they offer two different points of view of nature : the Baroque garden embodies the ideal way of living of the 18th century characterized by the effort of man to control nature, while the romantic garden expresses more the natural aspect of the 19th century. Truely wonderful! I’ve even spent more time there than inside the castle itself, just to let you know!