Visit Fredensborg Castle
It has become a tradition that major royal
family events and celebrations are held at Fredensborg Palace.
The tradition comes from King Christian 9 - also known as
Europe's father - who collected his family from across
Europe to party and vacation at Fredensborg - the so called
Fredensborg-day in the late 1800's.
Fredensborg Castle is by Danish large. It has 1142 rooms and has a
park on 120 acres - with nearly 45 acres lawns, making it suitable
for summer parties with many guests. Alone at Fredensborg Castle
Royal guests stay overnight. In addition, comfortable
space at the nearby inn for more guests.
The reason to Fredensborg Castle was built already in Frederick 3th. in the 1600s.
is that Queen Sophie Amalie court servant Jacob Pedersen built a
"Dutch House", from where there was established the seven
avenues, which also today beginning at peaceful citizens Star Square.
Near the present inn the queen had a farmyard, Østrup,
by Frederik 4th. later took over and tore down. Instead
he is a country house and in 1722 a one-story palace - the first phase of
the current Fredensborg Castle. Fredensborg Palace was built by J.C.
Krieger, who also drew the Fredensborg Palace Church in
Dutch Baroque influence. Under Christian 6th. and Frederik
5th. Fredensborg Palace was expanded both in height and extent.
established hunting trails along the seven ancient avenues. Marble Garden
with sculptures of J. Wiedewelt and
Nordmandsdalen with sculptures of J.G. Site was established.
end of 1700 lost royal family interest
Fredensborg Palace and it was rarely used. Fredensborg Palace began to
decay, and was used to
offices, the Chancellery was used as aftægtsbolig for retired officers
and for a time was part of Fredensborg Castle even used as barracks. However, the park was transformed into
English style in this period.
Christian 9 beat Fredensborg Palace, however, a new heyday.
The king, through his daughters delivered queens for both
England, Greece and Russia, gathered his international
family at Fredensborg Palace, which thereby became one of the most
popular royal palaces in Europe. There are stories of these
day about how the Russian Czar Alexander d. 3 enjoyed being away from
formal obligations in Sct. Petersburg. Allegedly some of
the other royal complaining about naughty children's behavior,
which proved to be the Tsar's playful work. During
the many celebrations was a tradition that visitors kings and
presidents wrote their name with diamond palace windows
the park. This tradition still kept alive. Last
In particular, U.S. President Bill Clinton signed his name on
one of peaceful citizens panes.
Royal celebrations which are held at Fredensborg Castle is the engagement
Dagmar and the Grand Duke, heir to the throne of Russia on 23 June
The 1866th Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim
have all had our wedding at Fredensborg Castle, and Queen
have celebrated their silver wedding at Fredensborg Castle. Last baptized
Crown Prince couple's newborn princess in the chapel, with subsequent
party at Fredensborg Palace.
Dowager Queen Ingrid lived at Fredensborg Castle in his last
year when she was not at Amalienborg Palace or Gravenstein.
Here she lived in the Chancellery, which was subsequently refurbished and
taken over by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. They live
here with Prince Christian and the newborn prinsessse.
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