Kronborg Castle, known as Elsinore in English, stands at the seaward approach to the Øresund Strait. Its one of northern Europe’s best preserved Renaissance castles and the most renowned Danish castle, made famous worldwide by William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage site. Frederiksborg Castle, is where you will risk loosing your breath by the castles splendor. It is as fantastic on the inside as on the outside with its stunning and beautiful interior and remarkable gardens. It houses impressing chambers from the astonishing Marble Gallery to the Banquet Hall. The unrivalled Renaissance castle was built by the legendary Danish King Christian IV and incorporates the best of Renaissance architecture and craftsmanship. There will also be a photo stop at Royal family’s summer residence Fredensborg Palace. The English-speaking host will be on board with you the entire tour and guide you through the castle. On board the buss an 6 language auido guide will give you a better insight into the Danish history, the sights you pass and the culture of the Danish people. During the tour you can buy lunch and beverages. Please be aware there is a lot of walking on uneven surfaces and stairs during the tour. Remember practical shoes. Kronborg Castle (1,5 hours) and Frederiksborg Castle (1,5 hours). 10 min stop at Fredensborg Castle.
Duration 7 h. Available all year around.
TOUR TO FREDENSBORG CASTLE FROM COPENHAGEN BY CAR
The Queen and Prince Consort live at the Fredensborg Palace for extended periods of time. And in 2004, the Crown Prince couple took permanent residence in the Chancellery House. However now they live at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen. The beautiful Baroque-style palace is often the setting for important events in the lives of the Royal Family, such as weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays, and the Queen also receives Heads of State from all over the world at Fredensborg. The Palace Gardens are among the largest historical gardens in the country. A typically French Baroque element are the long broad avenues of trees radiating in a star shape from the centre of the palace. The part of the garden nearest the palace, the Reserved Garden, is the Royal Family’s private area. However, in July, the Reserved Garden, as well as the Palace itself, the Vegetable Garden, and the Orangery are open to the public.
Duration 3 h. Available: spring, summer, autumn.
EXCURSION TO THE KRONBORG CASTLE FROM COPENHAGEN
Kronborg Castle is probably the most famous Danish castle, known worldwide from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The elegant castle has both served as home for the royal family until the late 1600’s, but also as an active military fortress. Towering on a promontory in Northern Zealand, Kronborg faces the sound between Elsinore and Helsingborg in Sweden. Grand fortifications with bastions and casemates used to protect the Danish land from unwanted visitors. A tour of the castle will take you through beautifully decorated rooms with renaissance and baroque interiors that reveal the residents’ decadent lifestyle. Among the main attractions is Frederik II’s fine ballroom and the statue of Ogier the Dane, a mythical national hero that has been sitting in the cold casemates below the castle for hundreds of years. Due to its long history filled with royalty, myths and drama, Kronborg has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is definitely worth a visit. Elsinore and Kronborg Castle is approximately 40 minutes from Copenhagen by train.
Duration 4 h. Available: all year around.
FREDERICKSBORG CASTLE FROM COPENHAGEN
Frederiksborg Palace is situated on three islets in the castle lake in Hillerød, north of Copenhagen. The palace, which is surrounded by the beautiful Frederiksborg Palace Garden, was built in the Dutch Renaissance style at the beginning of the 1600s by King Christian 4. The palace was built in Dutch Renaissance style by King Christian 4 in the 17th century. After a devastating fire in the middle of the 19th century, the palace was rebuilt by the owner of the Carlsberg Breweries, J. C. Jacobsen.
The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Palace exhibits the history of Denmark and houses a considerable collection of portraits, historical paintings and modern art. At the museum you will find portraits of both Johan Friedrich Struensee and Queen Caroline Mathilde made by the artist Jens Juel, as well as other paintings by artists like Karel van Mander, Wilhelm Marstrand, P.S. Krøyer and Niels Strøbæk. A new permanent exhibition shows the history of the castle and the museum – including parts of the castle, previously closed to the public. Here you can see original sculptures and decorations from before the fire in 1859. The palace chapel survived when the rest of the palace burnt down in 1859 and today it stands as in Christian 4’s time. The Palace Garden was laid out as a romantic landscaped garden. In the garden you will find King Frederik 2’s small Bath House Palace (Badstueslot) which is occasionally used by the Royal Family for hunt lunches. The grounds also include the baroque style garden that was recreated in 1996 according to the original drawings by J.C. Krieger from 1725. Especially worth noting are the royal monograms executed in boxwood, the historical flowers and the festive cascades.
Duration 4 h. Available: all year around.
EXCURSION TO EGESKOV CASTLE IN FUNEN FROM COPENHAGEN BY CAR
Egeskov Castle is one of Europe’s finest Renaissance buildings and features a real moat, spires, a knight’s hall and ghastly creatures in its masonry. Meet your driver at the hotel lobby and drive in the comfort of your private car through the beautiful outskirts of Copenhagen to Egeskov Castle in Funen. Explore the castle grounds which includes a PlayForest and beautiful farm buildings that are hosts to inspiring exhibitions. Treat yourself to a visit in one of Europe’s most beautiful historic gardens, and pristine scenic trails. After a day of fun, adventure and history conclude your tour with a return transfer to your hotel.
Duration 7 h. Available: all year around.
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