Rosenborg Castle

Both battle and fire have not been able to destroy the Rosenborg, considered the finest and most authentic example of Renaissance architecture in Denmark. In the early 17th century, one of the most well-known kings of Scandinavia, Christian IV, made the construction of Rosenborg Castle. 

Things to do at Rosenborg Castle:

  • Learn about the past:

The breathtaking castle is home to hundreds of years' worth of royal artifacts and the Crown Jewels and other royal regalia. In 1606, one of the most well-known Scandinavian monarchs, Christian IV, had this castle built so that he could use it as a summer house for the royal family. He was a benefactor to the arts and a father to more than 20 children, and he was responsible for constructing some of the most essential structures in Copenhagen. Rosenborg became his preferred residence out of all his other castles. 

  • You are welcome to roam the halls in the same manner as the old Danish aristocracy did:

Be sure to stop by the Knights' Hall to see the thrones used to crown Denmark's kings and queens. The meticulously conserved interiors invite you to go on a journey through time and imagine what it might have been like to live there when members of the nobility occupied it. The king's writing desk, living areas, and washroom are all included in this package.

  • By climbing the winding stairs, you'll reach rooms that are adorned with exquisite paintings and opulent furnishings:

The Great Hall, which contains the coronation thrones and three silver lions that are life-size and keep watch, is one of the primary attractions. While the king's coronation throne is crafted out of narwhale tusk and decorated with golden figures, the queen's throne is constructed of silver. Tapestries hanging on the walls commemorate battles between Denmark and Sweden. 

  • The Danish royal jewels are among the most prestigious collections in the world:

At Rosenborg Castle, specially designed vaults store the table-cut stones, enamel, and gold-plated crowns that the kings and queens of Denmark have worn. These crowns are known for their delicate beauty and a bright shine.

The primary components consist of a diamond set, a ruby set, a pearl set, and an emerald set. These four garnitures make up the crown jewels as a whole, and the emeralds are among the very best on the globe.

  • Explore the Winter Room:

Visit the Winter Room to go back and see one of the most well-preserved rooms from the castle's original construction. The Winter Room was among Christian IV's three most significant private bedrooms. The bays were constructed around 1758. To the right of the bay, in front of the structure that housed the drawbridge, stood the mechanical system that Christian IV designed. 

This location was used for the state funeral of Christian IV, and the majority of the exhibits are from his reign. 

If you are interested in learning more about the history of the Danish Royal Family, you may visit the museum at Amalienborg Palace, which is Rosenborg Castle's sister museum. This museum covers royal history from the middle of the 19th century to the current day.

  • imageDuration Required
    3 hours

Address of Rosenborg Castle

Øster Voldgade 4A, 1350 København, Denmark

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