Frederiksborg Castle – The palatial complex in Hillerød

A palatial complex was built as a royal residence for King Christian IV of Denmark-Norway in the early 17th century, replacing an older castle acquired by Frederick II and becoming the largest Renaissance residence in Scandinavia. After a serious fire in 1859, the castle was rebuilt on the basis of old plans and paintings. Thanks to public […]


Bakken – The oldest park in Klampenborg

It opened in 1583 and is the world’s oldest operating amusement park. Kirsten Piil discovered a natural spring in a large forest park north of Copenhagen. Residents of Copenhagen were attracted to the spring water due to the poor water quality in central Copenhagen during this period. Many believed the natural spring to have curative properties, and […]