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National History Museum (Frederiksborg Slot) Tours

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National History Museum (Frederiksborg Slot)
Denmark’s National History Museum is housed within Frederiksborg Castle, the largest Renaissance castle in Scandinavia. Spread out over three small islets on Slotssøen (the castle lake), the palatial museum contains more than 500 years of Danish history, illustrated through a vast collection of paintings, furniture, and decorative art. 

The Basics
Built in the 17th century by the Danish King Christian IV, Frederiksborg Castle (Frederiksborg Slot) offers visitors a fairy-tale escape into Denmark’s royal past. At the National History Museum, stroll through the castle’s lush Renaissance interiors and admire more than 70 rooms featuring gilded ceilings, magnificent tapestries, paintings, and antiques. Highlights include the ornate Knight’s Hall, with its intricate golden paneling; the Coronation Chapel, which was used to anoint Denmark’s kings from 1671 to 1840; and the castle’s expansive gardens. 

You can visit the National History Museum on a hop-on hop-off bus tour to experience the attraction at your own pace, or opt for a private half-day tour of the castle and grounds. History buffs can delve into royal history on a castle-themed day trip featuring Frederiksborg Castle and Kronborg Castle, or head out on a grand tour from Copenhagen to see the museum along with the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Roskilde Cathedral, the Viking Ship Museum, and other nearby attractions. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Entrance to the National History Museum is free with a Copenhagen Card. 
  • An on-site restaurant offers traditional Danish lunch and outside seating with views of the lake. 
  • Two public parking lots are located within walking distance of the castle. 
  • The museum is accessible to wheelchair users, and you can borrow wheelchairs from the ticket box on a first-come, first-served basis. 

How to Get There
The National History Museum is located roughly 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Copenhagen, or 40 minutes by road. To get there via public transportation, take the S-train to Hillerød and walk 15 minutes to the museum. Or take a local bus from Hillerød station and get off at the Frederiksborg Castle stop. 

When to Get There
The museum is open year-round, but summer (May through August) is the best time to visit, when the days are at their longest, temperatures are warm, and the countryside is in full bloom. Opt for an early-morning visit to avoid crowds, especially in July and August. 

History of the Museum 
In 1859, Frederiksborg Castle burned down, leaving only the Castle Church and Audience Hall unscathed. The structure was remodeled soon after, and brewer J.C. Jacobsen—the founder of the famous Carlsberg brewery—founded the Museum of National History in 1878. 
Address: Slotsgade 54, Hillerød 3400, Denmark
Hours: 10am - 5pm Apr - Oct, 11am - 3pm Nov - Mar
Admission: Adults: DKK 75, Children (6-15yrs): DKK 20
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Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen

Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen

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It's all castles and cathedrals. Head out of Copenhagen for the day on this guided small-group tour, visiting UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kronborg Castle, the sitting for Shakespeare's Hamlet, and then Frederiksborg Castle, the largest Renaissance-era castle in Scandinavia. After a tour of the fortresses head to stunning Roskilde Cathedral, the burial spot for numerous kings and queens. Finally, finish the tour at the Viking Ship Museum. This small-group tour is limited to just 16 people or fewer.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Copenhagen Card

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Get the best from Denmark’s charm-laden capital for less with the great-value Copenhagen Card. Choose a 24-, 48-, 72-, 96-, or 120-hour card, and use it like your very own Copenhagen pass: enjoying a plethora of savings and benefits that help you make the very most of this beautiful city. Gain free entry to top Copenhagen attractions, including the legendary Tivoli Gardens and awesome Den Blå Planet aquarium; get valuable discounts on select tours, museum tickets and more; and enjoy free, unlimited use of the city’s public transport networks.
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5-Hour Private Half-Day Frederiksborg Castle Tour

5-Hour Private Half-Day Frederiksborg Castle Tour

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Walk through 400 years of Danish history with a dedicated guide on this half-day private tour of Frederiksborg Castle. Enjoy personalized attention and the ability to explore at your own pace while learning about the history and culture of the Danish royalty and seeing the important Renaissance-era art collection. This tour for up to four people travels to the town of Hillerød in the Danish countryside via train from Copenhagen Central Station.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour to Frederiksborg Castle

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Meet your guide and driver at your hotel for a half-day private tour to Frederiksborg - probably the most famous Danish castle, known worldwide from Shakespeare's Hamlet. During the tour, you will have an insight into the Dutch Royal History as well as the Renaissance Architecture traditions. The castles are surrounded by nature landscapes
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Shore Excursion: Highlights of Copenhagen and North Zealand

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The tour offers exploring the highlights of central Copenhagen and heading north of the city along the coastline to visit two castles. You will visit the Frederiksborg Castle and Kronborg Castle. In Copenhagen you will see the Tivoli, Stroget, Nihavn Gardens, Langelini Park, the Little Mermaid, etc.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour: Highlights of Copenhagen and North Zealand

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The tour offers exploring the highlights of central Copenhagen and heading north of the city along the coastline to visit two castles. You will visit the Frederiksborg Castle and Kronborg Castle. In Copenhagen you will see the Tivoli Gardens, Stroget, Nihavn, Langelini Park, the Little Mermaid, etc.
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  • 7 hours
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7-Hour Private Castle Tour of Hamlet and Frederiksborg from Copenhagen

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Get personalized attention and enjoy the ability to travel at your own pace on this private walking tour of the castles of Kronborg and Frederiksborg. Listen to in-depth guided commentary on Danish royal history and Shakespeare's "Hamlet" as you stroll through the city, taking in the architecture and culture. Stops include Elsinor and Hillerod, both accessed via train journey from Helsingor.
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Private Kings, Castles and Countryside Tour - A Tour of Royal North Sealand

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Denmark is a country full of castles with rich royal histories, and you’ll visit three of the best on this day tour of North Zealand. Visit Frederiksborg Castle, Fredensborg Palace, and Kronborg Castle, each with fascinating histories and beautiful interiors and grounds. Kronborg Castle is a particularly special place to visit, as it’s known as Hamlet’s castle, from the Shakespeare play. Travelers interested in history, culture, and architecture will especially enjoy this trip.
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Copenhagen and Northern Zealand with Hamlet Castle

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When your ship docks in Copenhagen's port, get off the beaten path with this 7-hour private shore excursion into the Danish countryside. Explore the landscape and Kronborg Castle, then head back to Copenhagen for a city tour. Transportation from the cruise port in a private vehicle included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,020.00
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Kronborg (Hamlet Castle) & Frederiksborg Castles

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You will enjoy two of the most wonderful castles in the North of the island of Zealand. In this tour, there will be a driver and a guide who will take good care of you and will explain you everything about the history of the castles and Denmark. You will hear about Frederick II and Christian IV as well as the history between Denmark and Sweden. The van is very confortable and spacious. We will pick you up at your hotel, as long as it is in the city centre.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,049.02
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National History Museum (Frederiksborg Slot) hours of operation: 10am - 5pm Apr - Oct, 11am - 3pm Nov - Mar. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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