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Fredensborg Palace

Castles & Country Houses, Gardens & Parks
Fredensborg Palace, built originally as a hunting seat early 18th century, is used by the Queen and her family around six month a year and for official or private royal events. The palace and gardens are open to the public.

The restored palace and gardens, of around 300 acres, are the setting for all kind of royal events such as weddings, silver wedding anniversaries, birthdays, visits from heads of state or receiving the credentials from foreign ambassadors. There is a specific tradition of having the visiting head of state scratching his or her name with a diamond on a pane of window glass.

In the “Valley of the Norsemen”, there are 68 sandstone figures of Norwegian and Faroese farmers and fishermen, re-carved at the end of the 1900s from original casts from the hands the sculptor J.G. Grund. Most of the other sculptures in the garden are by the famous Nordic neo-classical sculptor, J. Wiedewelt.

Guided tours of the Palace, the Orangery, the herb garden and church: July and August 2018 at 13:45 and 14:45. There is an admission fee.

The Private Gardens are open in July and August 2018 all days from 9-17, with an admission fee.

The Palace Gardens, The Baroque Gardens and The Valley of the Norsemen are open all year around, without an admission fee.

For more detailed information concerning history and visits, see website.




Fredensborg Palace

Slottet 1B
3480 Fredensborg