Frederiksborg Castle is beautifully situated in Hillerød north of Copenhagen. Surrounded by the Castle Lake, a Baroque Garden and romantic landscaped gardens Frederiksborg Castle is an ideal excursion spot, offering cultural experiences as well as scenic walks and boat tours.
Frederiksborg Castle is the largest Renaissance Castle in Scandinavia. It was built in the first decades of the 17th century by King Christian IV and incorporates the finest Renaissance architecture and craftsmanship.
Since 1878, Frederiksborg Castle has housed the Museum of National History. A tour through the beautiful rooms of the museum is a tour through 500 years of Danish history, illustrated by portraits, history paintings, furniture and decorative art. Here you encounter people and events that have shaped Danish history from the Middle Ages to the 21st century.
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Opening hours
Open every day of the year
April - October: 10am - 5pm
November - March: 11am - 3pm
The Museum of National History
Frederiksborg Castle
DK-3400 Hillerød
Tel: (+45) 48 26 04 39 (Office hours: 9-16 Monday to Friday. During the weekend, office hours follow the opening hours of the museum)
Fax: (+45) 48 24 09 66
How to get here
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GPS: "Frederiksborg Slot" or "Møntportvejen"
Public transport:
Train from Copenhagen (line E to Hillerød) or local train from Helsingør to Hillerød
Local busses from Hillerød Station: 301, 302 or 324.
You can walk from the station to the castle in approximately 20 min.
Adults DKK 75
Children (6-15) DKK 20
Students DKK 60
Seniors (60+) DKK 60
Families (Two adults/three children) DKK 150
Groups (20+) DKK 60 per person
Season card DKK 300
Lunch and refreshments
Visit Spisestedet Leonora, which is beautifully situated near the Castle Lake. The restaurant offers outdoor serving in summer.
Guided Tours
Please contact Hillerød Tourist Office, ph. (+45) 48 24 26 26 or e-mail mto@visitnordsjaelland.com.
Up to two hours in German or English: DKK 1400,-
Other languages (French, Italian, Spanish): DKK 1900,-
For other languages, please note that reservations must be made well in advance.
For more information visit www.hillerodturist.dk
Photo Requests
The Museum of National History holds a picture archive of more than 25.000 pictures from which we supply images for both private, commercial use and public institutions. Our images are available in the following formats: JPEG (300 dpi) or TIFF. The administration is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please send questions and requests to foto@dnm.dk