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Frederiksborg Slot

Hillerod, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark

About Frederiksborg Slot

Frederiksborg Slot or ‘Frederiksborg Castle’ in Northwest Zealand, Denmark, was originally built in 1560 by Frederik II and expanded by Christian IV.

Following a fire in 1859, which ravaged much of the castle, Frederiksborg Slot was restored and now serves in large part as Denmark’s National History Museum.

So, in addition to being able to view Frederiksborg Slot’s incredible architecture such as its Knight’s Hall (Riddersalen) and its stunning baroque gardens, visitors can tour the museum to learn about the country’s history dating back to the fifteenth century.

The museum’s collection is mostly made up of artwork relating to Denmark’s past, including portraits of former monarchs and paintings of important events throughout its history.

This palace is certainly a fitting place for such a museum as, from the late seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century, Frederiksborg Slot was the site of many of Denmark’s royal coronations, making it an integral part of the country’s history. Frederiksborg Slot also features as one of our Top Tourist Attractions in Denmark.