There has been a royal residence on this site since King Frederik II constructed a castle here in 1560. That one was destroyed by fire in 1859. The present building arose from the ruins thanks to funding from Carlsberg Brewery tycoon J.C. Jacobsen. He restored the building and helped to found a national history museum. The museum now takes up more than 80 percent of the palace rooms. Jacobsen also donated much of his own collection of priceless, original paintings. They are chronologically arranged to show Denmark’s history.
This palace is packed with period furniture and Danish treasures. You can see the Slotskirken (palace church) where Danish monarchs were crowned. The Chapel Portal survived the fire of 1859 and looks just as it did in King Christian IV’s day. Queen Sophie’s room was the private chamber of the mother of Christian IV. Among the many other rooms with magnificent décor are the Riddersalen (Knights’ Hall), Audienssalen (Audience Room) and Room 42, which is a bedroom done in Baroque style. The castle is surrounded by Baroque gardens that date back to the 1720's and were restored in 1996.
Address: Roskildevej 28 A, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
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