Rosenborg Castle (slot)
Rosenborg Castle (Danish: Rosenborg Slot) is a renaissance castle located in the northern part of central Copenhagen in Denmark. The castle was originally built as a country summerhouse in 1606 designed by Christian IV's, a King o Denmark. The Castle was built in the Dutch Renaissance style, typical of Danish buildings during this period.
The castle is easily accessible by public transit, and is located closest to metro stop Nørreport, as well as the train station Nørreport. From there it is a quick 5 minute walk to the castle! Walking through the castle, I assure you I felt like a Danish Princess. The incredible furniture from many decades, the plaster ceilings, the paintings. Not to mention the Crown Jewels are stored and on display in the basement of the Castle! Student price is about 70 Danish Kroner, which converts to about 10 euros. After taking a walk through the Castle, there is the sweetest cafe where you can grab a coffee to warm you up! (the castle isn't heated, even in the winter). If you just want to view the castle from the outside, it is completely free, and you can roam around the King's Garden (Danish: Kongens Have) on the south side. You can also roam the Botanical Garden (Danish: Botanisk Have)
Frederiksborg Castle (slotskirke)
I was brought to this castle by my Danish friends, because it is their favourite in the area! It was well worth the trip! 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. When you arrive, you walk through an alley where stalls lined the sides and merchants used to sell products right in front of the castle. You then cross over a moat, through the gate and into a courtyard. It is a bit out of the city, but well worth the trip! During the Danish winter, the sun is only up until 3:30, so make sure you go early! You can take the train from Copenhagen Central Station, Train B towards Hillerød St ride for 16 stops and 45 mins. I didn't go inside, but you can buy ticket to enter the castle is 75 DKK (10 euros) for an adult and 20 DKK (3 euros) for children.
Amalienborg Palace is a must for anyone with a taste for royal history and the life of Denmark’s royal family who still resides inside the palace. Amalienborg is famous for its Royal Guard, called Den Kongelige Livgarde. I accidentally witnessed the changing of the guards when I was taking photos around noon! The guards march from their barracks in 100 Gothersgade by Rosenborg Castle through the streets of Copenhagen and end up at Amalienborg, where the changing of the guard takes place at 12:00 noon. I would highly suggest going to see this! Plus the guards are pretty cute too haha!
Sluseholmen ("The Sluice Isle") is an artificial peninsula in the South Harbour of Copenhagen, Denmark. It is a modern neighbourhood that has made use of the water in the harbour to create a system of canals between rows of houses. Each apartment is designed by a different Architect to keep the diversity of the neighbourhood! As well as each street is named off a Jazz Musician!
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Katy Bird xoxo