Friday, October 23, 2015

Beyond Copenhagen-Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerod, Denmark

Majority of people visiting Denmark return after visiting few attractions in Copenhagen city. There are many attractions just outside city limits that is worth a visit. In a series of posts, under "Beyond Copenhagen" title, I will share information and pictures about various attractions around Copenhagen. I have already written about Bakken- world's oldest working amusement park. In this post, I am showing you Frederiksborg Castle at Hillerod, Denmark. Located North of Copenhagen, Hillerod can be reached by train, in about 30 minutes from Copenhagen Central. [Understand Copenhagen Public transport system through this post]. S strain A connects city to Hillerod. From the Hillerod station, castle is about a km away. You can walk or take bus 301/302.

Frederiksborg Castle was built in 17th centure, by the Danish King Christian IV. Surrounded by lake on 3 sides and additional buildings on the remaining side, Frederiksborg Castle had enough protection against intruders.

 Having water on 3 sides, the reflections of the Frederiksborg Castle is also very photogenic.

On one of the sides is a huge garden that overlooks the castle. With a small lake, fountain and other waterbodies, the garden perfectly complements the magnificent castle.

The Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerod is open to public but from 10-5 (April to October). At present it operates as a museum showcasing 500 years of Danish history. I couldn't go inside the castle, since I went there at 6.30 Am (and I had to return back to city to go to office). So that part is for some other time. There is a 75 DKK ticket to go inside. Guided tours are also available.

  Some early morning photos around the Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerod

Other Denmark posts here


R Niranjan Das said...

Magnificent castle! Nice frames, Shrinidhi.

rupam sarma said...

Awesome photos

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Niranjan and Rupam

Leena Walawalkar said...

Too good!

Nisha said...

Europe has always fascinated me beyond words. The buildings, the rivers, the awesome weather and the green landscapes. Given the choice, I would never come back from that dreamland.

Somehow some of the countries have succeeded in eluding me & Denmark is one of them.

Next year I will visit it for sure. :)

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Leena

@Nisha: I am sure you will have great time in Denmark