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Copenhagen Sights

Rosenborg Slot

  • Øster Voldgade 4A Map It
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 11/14/2013

Fodor's Review

The Dutch Renaissance Rosenborg Castle contains ballrooms, halls, and reception chambers, but for all of its grandeur there's an intimacy that makes you think the king might return any minute. Thousands of objects are displayed, including beer glasses, gilded clocks, golden swords, family portraits, a pearl-studded saddle, and gem-encrusted tables; the underground treasury contains the crown jewels. The castle's setting is equally welcoming: it's in the middle of the Kongens

Have (King's Garden), amid lawns, park benches, and shady walking paths.

King Christian IV built Rosenborg Castle as a summer residence but loved it so much that he ended up living here until his death. In 1849, when the absolute monarchy was abolished, all the royal castles became state property, except for Rosenborg, which is still passed down from monarch to monarch.

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Sight Information

Address:

Øster Voldgade 4A, Copenhagen, 1350, Denmark

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Phone:

33-15–32–86

Website: dkks.dk

Sight Details:

  • DKr 80
  • Castle and Treasury: June–Aug. daily 10–5, Sept.–Oct. daily 10–4. Castle: Nov.–mid-Dec., Tues.–Sun. 11–2. Treasury: Nov.–mid-Dec., Tues.–Sun. 11–4.

Updated 11/14/2013

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Jan 27, 2014

Discount

I like Rosenborg Slot, it is a pretty nice castle. I'm a student and found student discount at http://rabatprisen.dk/s/København/Rosenborg-slot - it is nice to get at little discount on the entrance fee.

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Oct 5, 2011

Rosenborg Slot Review

Interesting, but not overwhelming. Probably better with a more detailed guidebook than mine with 2 pages about the slot. There were some interesting clocks and thrones. Some of the displays, such as china, seemed quite odd. I always enjoy seeing the jewels! Only a short visit required.

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Apr 3, 2005

Roses for the Rosenborg

The collection of royal jewels was absolutely incredible. We stood aghast and the beauty and quantity of the collection. The castle and its contents were among the most beautiful in Europe. Unfortunately we arrived only twenty minutes before closing and had to race through. The rooms were beautiful; the collections were beautiful; the guards were wonderful! This was the most interesting attraction we've seen on our last two trips to Europe. I

loved it.

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By Renee

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Dec 23, 2004

Homey Danish Feel of a Castle

Pleasent tour..quick tour of a Danish Castle. Nice grounds and Great Jewels

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