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Rosenborg is a stunning Renaissance castle built in the 17th century by the famous Scandinavian King Christian IV.
© Peter Nørby

Rosenborg Castle and the King’s Garden

Located in the King’s Gardens in Copenhagen, the Rosenborg Castle houses some of Denmark’s greatest treasures, including Denmark's Crown Jewels. The castle was built by one of the most famous Scandinavian kings, Christian IV, in the early 17th century. Both the exterior and parts of the interior look as they did 400 years ago.

Rosenborg Castle is part of the museum district Parkmuseerne, which is in and around the King’s Garden in Copenhagen centre. The garden is one of the oldest royal gardens in Denmark, established in the early 1600s. You can still see the original entrances as well as the Hercules Pavillon and many beautiful sculptures—one of which represents the famous Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. The 17th century is reborn in the symmetrical Renaissance garden Krumspringet or in the rose garden next to the moat of the castle.

Rosenborg Castle is located in the King's Garden, which gives the site the most beautiful surroundings. – © Peter Nørby
Rosenborg Castle is located in the King's Garden, which gives the site the most beautiful surroundings. – © Peter Nørby

Inside, you'll experience a journey through time in the king’s private chambers, bathrooms, and glorious representation rooms. Each space is more intriguing than the next—decorated with royal portraits by famous artists, amazing wall carpets, shiny silverware, wax figures of former inhabitants, and exquisitely constructed furniture.

The Crown of the Absolute Monarchs, used by the kings from Christian V to Christian VIII is one of the many treasures of Rosenborg Castle. – © Iben Kaufmann
The Crown of the Absolute Monarchs, used by the kings from Christian V to Christian VIII is one of the many treasures of Rosenborg Castle. – © Iben Kaufmann

Among the main attractions of Rosenborg is the Great Hall with the coronation throne and three silver lions standing guard. In one tower, you'll find one of the world’s finest Venetian glass collections. In the other, a collection of Flora Danica porcelain. You can also see the king’s toilet, the amusing trouser-wetting chair, and the secret music channels. Beneath the castle, you can visit the three treasuries with the heavily guarded crown jewels, which are still in use today.

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Rosenborg Castle and the King’s Garden

Hours

2nd January - 15th April: 10:00-15:00, Monday closed
16th April - 15th June, every day except Mondays in April: 10:00-16:00
16th June - 15th August, every day: 09:00-18:00
16th September - 31st October, every day: 10:00-16:00
1st November - 22nd December: 10:00-15.00, Monday closed
26-30th December: 10:00-16:00
31st December: 10:00-15:00

Pricing

Adults (+18) 110 DKK, Students 75 DKK, Visitors under 18: Free admission, Groups (+12 pers) 90 DKK per person

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