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Picturesquely located on the shores of Castle Lake lies Frederiksborg Castle and Castle Gardens.
This unique Renaissance castle was built by King Christian 4 In 1600 - century's first decade, as an expression of his position as a powerful North European monarch.
After a dramatic fire castle fire in 1859, large parts of the interior of the castle destroyed.
The large reconstruction work was funded by national subscriptions and donations from private individuals. Carlsberg brewery founder JCJacobsen, took an active part in the project and suggested in 1877 that the castle should be the location for a national history museum.
The Museum tells the 500 year history of Denmark through historical paintings, portraits, furniture and decorative arts.
There are changing exhibitions, permanent tours on Sundays and seasonal activities for children, the museum puts Denmark's history into perspective.