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Visit Hilleroed / Hillerød
Hilleroed / Hillerød is a town with 29,951 inhabitants (2010) located
Zealand. It is the administrative headquarters for the Capital
Region and the third largest city in this part of Sealand after Copenhagen
Hilleroed grew up around the old farm Hillerødsholm (Hylderødsholm
referred elder at the later of arms) which was owned by Herluf Trolls and
Birgitte Gøye. The farm was located at the medieval village Hilderød
(Hilde clearance), which is believed to come from 1200-century. Frederik 2
took over, however Hillerødsholm farm land and built instead of Frederiksborg
Castle, which his son Christian IV out later and rebuilt. Frederik 2
made many efforts to make the city into the region's commercial center..
Frederiksborg Castle is situated in the centre of Hillerød on three islets in
the Castle Lake surrounded by Frederiksborg Castle Gardens. Frederiksborg
Castle is named
after King Frederik II who built the oldest parts of the castle in 1560. His son
- the Danish architect King - Christian IV, was born here in 1577, and he later
pulled down many of the old castle buildings to give space for his new
renaissance castle which was built in the beginning of the 17th century. During
the years the castle has been used as a royal residence and the setting for many
important ceremonial events, for example it was here new kings were crowned.In
1859 a fire broke out and destroyed many of the castle buildings, but the castle
was rebuilt from 1860-1884 with financial support from the founder of the
Carlsberg Breweries, J.C. Jacobsen. It was also his idea that the castle should
since then accommodate a Museum of National History, and it is today regarded as
a national monument of great historical importance.I really enjoyed my visit to
the castle. Inside numerous magnificent rooms like the Audience Chamber, the
Great Hall and the Rose (the Knights’ Room) and outside very beautiful
surroundings with the Castle Gardens and the Castle Lake. If you are interested
in history, palaces and castles this is a great place to visit on a daytrip from
Copenhagen.Read also my few other tips about Frederiksborg Castle…
In Hilleroed s eastern outskirts lobbies exist Æbelholt Abbey Ruin. Every
year Æbelholt Abbey Market at Abbey ruins in the middle of June to mark the
monk St. Wilhelm s feast day.
Hilleroed / Hillerød is also an industrial center in the neighborhood and
has good shopping facilities, primarily in the form of pedestrian streets
(Elsinore Street and Castle Street and Hill Square) and shopping centers named
Slotsarkaderne (extended 2007), galleries and Herluf Trolles Square (under
construction). Meanwhile, new center projects at Monk Meadow and Stauns Corner,
in Hilleroed center in the pipeline. In the south-western city, Hillerød
business two heavyweights, Novo Nordisk and Biogen. Other major jobs include ATP
and Hill Hospital, which employs almost 2000 staff.
How to get to Hilleroed / Hillerød
If you are visiting Copenhagen, there are several coaches who offer
tours in North Zealand, including tours to North Sealand many castles and
museums, Fredensborg Palace
Palace is almost always include.
Arrival by Rail
From urban Copenhagen
is a train connection. approx. 30 min.
The best way to get there is with the suburbian trans(S train).
it tkaes 30 minutes to get there.
An ordinary ticker costs 10 danish kroner per zone.
my guess is that it´s 4 or 5 zones so it will cost you 40-50 kroner.
you can buy a klippekort that is good for 10 times 2 zones and that will save you some money.
if you are travelling to and from the airport, then you can use the klippekort for that too, both on the S train and on the metro.
Almost all cities north of Hillerød are served by buses from the train station, below are some of the more useful lines for tourists.
* Roskilde Line 600S runs between Hillerød and Hundige via Roskilde, for access to the world heritage site
Cathedral, and the Viking Ship museum
* Frederikssund Lines 325 and 307 leaves about every hour on weekdays to
Frederikssund by Roskilde Fjord.
* Rungsted Lines 382E Runs on the highway between Hillerød and Rungsted station near Øresund, on the kystbanen line, the
Louisiana art museum is two stops on Kystbanen from Rungsted.