Frederiksborg Castle
Denmark, Hillerod Municipality

The castle, located in the city of Hillerød, was built as a summer royal residence, and today it is a Museum of National History. The castle is built on three small islands and combined by a lush baroque garden. The oldest part of it was built in 1560 by King Frederick II, in whose honor the castle was named. However, most of the modern building, built in the style of the Dutch Renaissance with its wide gables, sandstone decorations, copper roofs and spiers, was erected in the period from 1600 to 1620 by the son of Frederick II, Christian IV. In 1859 the castle was damaged by a fire, after which in 1860-84 it was re-decorated with financial support from brewer Jacobsen, founder of the Carlsberg brand. In 1885, Frederiksborg Castle was reopened, and today it houses the National Portrait Gallery, which displays paintings of members of the royal family, starting from the 16th century, and ending with portraits of the great personalities of Denmark today. In addition to paintings, here you can see an exhibition of historical furniture, as well as other objects of historical value.

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