Denmark Journals

Slot of Denmark

A travel journal to Denmark by Zhebiton

Christiansborg Palace Photo, Copenhagen, Denmark More Photos
Quote: The Danes are distinguished by their anxious attitude to the history of their country. They carefully restored castles, so the tourists can see the beautiful architecture of ancient castles and appreciate the beauty of their interiors.

Rosenborg Castle and Rosenborg Castle Garden

Attraction | "the finest royal residences"

Rosenborg Castle and Rosenborg Castle Garden Photo, Copenhagen, Denmark
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In my opinion, Rosenborg - from the finest royal residences in Copenhagen - a graceful, delicate, airy, like a fairy palace, this "lock roses." His appearance must Rosenborg great reformer of Copenhagen - Christian IV. King bought in 1606 about fifty pieces of land for the city ramparts, in order to beat this beautiful garden, which could take a break from worries about the fate of their homeland. The garden was built two-storey brick pavilion with a tower, spire and a bay window (1607). Gardens for security reasons were surrounded by a moat, a drawbridge that threw, and in 1610 built a gazebo near barbican (special bastion imposed ahead of the main defenses, so you can attack the enemy and precipitat...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 19, 2011

Rosenborg Castle and Rosenborg Castle Garden
Center Of Copenhagen, Oster Voldgade 4a
Copenhagen, Denmark 1350
45 33 15 32 86

Amalienborg Palace

Attraction

Amalienborg Palace Photo, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Amalienborg Palace complex, which consists of four identical Rococo palaces, leaving the facades on the octagonal palace square, was built in the 1750s. designed by the then court architect Nicholas (Niels) Eygtveda (Nicolai Eigtved) and at the request of King Frederik V, impressed Place de la Concorde in Paris. Name of complex houses was named after the mistress of the palace, which stood here, but it burned to the ground - Sophie Amalienborg (Sophie Amalienborg). However, then the royal palaces were not - the four noble courtiers were granted land here, so that they built themselves houses here, the designs meet the king. Their names are palaces to this day - the manager of the royal court Moltke, m...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 19, 2011

Amalienborg Palace
Amalienborgs Slotsplads
Copenhagen, Denmark 1257

Frederiksborg Slot

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction | "The luxurious castle"

Frederiksborg Slot Photo, Copenhagen, Denmark
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The luxurious castle-style Dutch renaissance on the shore of a picturesque lake. The entire set of romantic - weeping willows, swans and ducks, the track around the reservoir and nooks in the park - is present. Tiny town, but there are shops - the local shopping center in 1993, took the prize as the most beautiful shopping center in Europe. You can get on the commuter train S-train (line A, E), about 30 minutes, walk for about 10 minutes to the castle along the shores of the lake - will not pass by. For the lazy from the bus station, that immediately after the railway station, a bus 702. Castle story begins in 1560 when King Frederik II acquire for his wife in the rural estate ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 26, 2011

Frederiksborg Slot
Møntportvejen 10
Hillerød, Denmark 3400
+45 48 26 44 62

Fredensborg Slot

Attraction | "Beautiful baroque castle"

Fredensborg Slot Photo, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Beautiful baroque castle built by the best Danish architects of his time. In spring and autumn are the royal family lives. Prominent guards in high-bushy hats that are difficult to hold back laughter when tourists enthusiastically poke them with your fingers, and dutifully freeze when it points to their chamber. You can get on the commuter train S-train from Hillerød 9 minutes, 40 minutes from Copenhagen. The station is only a 2-path, from 1st trains go to Hillerød and Copenhagen, with the 2nd - more at Helsingør (Elsinore), up to 19 minutes away by road. From the station on his way to the left before crossing, then left and right. The road goes into a central city street, where you get to...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 26, 2011

Fredensborg Slot
Slottet
Fredensborg, Denmark 3480
+45 48 48 18 35

Kronborg Slot

Attraction | "The castle of Hamlet"

Kronborg Slot Photo, Copenhagen, Denmark
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The Second, after the Little Mermaid Danish tourist place of worship - the castle of Hamlet. In fact, even the spirit of Hamlet was not here - Shakespeare has never been to Denmark, which did not prevent him to describe the lock so that every year come here for the 300 000 tourists and town name, spoken in the English style - Elsinore - calls to mind the well persistent association with Shakespeare. Kronborg Castle (which means "Fist"), declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Directions: About an hour on the commuter train from Copenhagen, or 19 minutes from Frendensborga. Tour desk is located across the street from the station, in a building opposite the entrance to it from the Flower M...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 29, 2011

Kronborg Slot
Kronborg Slot 2C
Helsingør, Denmark 3000
+45 49 21 80 88

Christiansborg Palace

Attraction | "Christiansborg Slot"

Christiansborg Palace Photo, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Palace Christiansborg - landmark of Copenhagen, which has more than 800-year history. It is located on the palace island surrounded by canals, total length of two kilometers. With the city palace is connected by eight bridges, thrown across the canal. The palace, built of granite and copper, is a powerful and domineering building. Not in vain for over eight centuries it has witnessed political battles, as a center of political power and uniting the royal, legislative and judicial power of the state. The interior of the palace impresses with its spaciousness and richness. Here visitors will appear before the throne and banquet hall, the royal library. The greatest effect produces a large ha...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 11, 2011

Christiansborg Palace
Prins Jørgens Gård 1
Copenhagen, Denmark
(45) 33 92 64 92

Vallo Castle

Attraction | "Vallo Slot"

Vallo Castle Photo, Denmark, Europe
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Castle Valle is located on the island of Zealand in the municipality of Stevns, seven kilometers from Ker and forty-five kilometers from Copenhagen, Denmark. This magnificent structure of red brick with two massive towers at the corners - square and round, as well as many small turrets, lofts and steeples. You can get a lock on an elegant stone bridge over a wide moat, which today is overgrown with water lilies. Also to the castle are several small wooden bridges. Around fifteen acres in Valle was stretched a picturesque English-style park with lawns, ancient trees, bushes and lakes. Closer to the castle you can see the neatly trimmed hedges and smooth sidewalks, but the more you move away...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 11, 2011

Vallo Castle
Koge
Denmark, Europe

Gavnø

Attraction | "Gavno"

Gavnø Photo, Denmark, Europe
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Gavno - one of the greatest cultural treasures of Denmark with a unique history. The first mention of Gavno in the book of King Valdemar the census, where he was known as "Hall of Gavno." In fact, it was a fortified castle, to protect the southern Danish coast. Residents of Gavno also struggled with the profitable while piracy. Since the early 1400th to 1536 Queen Margaret I founded the convent in the castle Sv.Agnes. So far in the south wing of the castle there is a chapel, although it has since been expanded considerably. In 1737, Count Otto Tott got Gavno . He repaired the lock and greatly expanded, creating the current building. He - the founder of the castle impressive collection of...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 11, 2011

Gavnø

Denmark, Europe
+45 55700200

Egeskov Castle, Park and Gardens

Attraction | "Egeskov Castle"

Egeskov Castle, Park and Gardens Photo, Kværndrup, Denmark
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The castle stands on oak piles in the middle of the lake. They say this about a thousand piles. In other words, for the construction of the castle had to cut down a oak forest. Incidentally, the word «Egeskov» just means "oak forest". Once it was a robust military fortification, but today it is a popular place for tourists and locals alike. In the castle are very curious and not quite the usual museums and gardens surrounding the castle is situated on the territory of which can have picnics. Each year about 200 000 people visit the castle on the water. Egeskov - this castle. It was built in turbulent times, when we had to defend themselves and their good neighbors, the barons, ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 11, 2011

Egeskov Castle, Park and Gardens
Egeskov Gade 18
Kvaerndrup, Fyn, Denmark DK-5572
45 6227 1016