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  • Address: Slottet 1B, Fredensborg, Denmark 3480
  • Hours: Daily 1pm-4.30pm

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Fredensborg Palace

Originally built as a hunting retreat for Frederick IV in 1719, the grand Fredensborg Palace now serves as the summer residence of the Danish Royal family, as well as a popular location for Royal weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and state visits. Less than an hour from Copenhagen, the palace makes an easy day trip from the capital, often coupled with a tour of North Zealand’s many castles, but the palace interiors are only open to the public by guided tours in July. 

For the rest of the year, visitors will have to make do with exploring the grounds – an over 300-acre plot set around Lake Esrum and offering prize views of the palace’s dramatic Baroque façade. The palace gardens are among the largest and finest Baroque gardens in the country and include the Valley of the Norsemen sculpture park, designed by J.G. Grund, and a vegetable garden and orangery, connected by tree-lined avenues and dotted with Johannes Wiedewelt sculptures.

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Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen, Copenhagen, null
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Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen

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See the attractions outside Copenhagen. The only tour that not only includes the royal castles but also visits the former capital, Roskilde. You see a lot more ...  Read more

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $153.58
Castles Tour from Copenhagen: North Zealand and Hamlet Castle, Copenhagen, Day Trips
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Castles Tour from Copenhagen: North Zealand and Hamlet Castle

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If you love castles, Denmark has almost as many fairy tale castles as it does fairy tales! Visit the picturesque region of North Zealand just outside ...  Read more

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $111.91

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