Frederiksborg Castle Church is a magnificent and impressive church room, planned and built as the private church of the royal family, no admittance for common for the common man.
No expenses spared
When Christian the 4th set off the construction of the church in 1606-17 no expenses were spared: skilled craftsmen were fetched from all over Europe to create the artistic decorations, among others unique intarsia work in the pews, gilded and painted stucco in the valves, apostle figures in all recesses, and symbols of the king’s tasks and duties in the arches.
Inauguration church for the Danish kings
After the imposition of the absolute monarchy in 1660 Frederiksborg Castle Church became the inauguration church for the Danish kings up to the last inauguration in 1840. The castle church forms the Western wing of the castle.
The church escaped the fire
When large parts of Frederiksborg Castle burned down in the disastrous fire in 1859 the church largely escaped, which is why the authentic interior can be seen to this day. You can also see the Order Gallery with the coats of arms of the Elephant Knights and of the Grand Cross Knights, an interesting item of cultural history.
The Compenius Organ
The church has 3 organs; the oldest of them is the Compenius Organ, built in 1610. The organ was a gift to Christian 4th from his sister, the Duchess of Braunschweig-WolfenBüttel. It is played every Thursday from 13.30 to 14.
Today, the castle church serves as parish church and is open in connection with services, christenings, confirmations and weddings. The church can be seen prior to an ecclesiastical act, provided that the visitors show respect for being in a church.
Unlike most other churches in Denmark, Frederiksborg Castle Church is not an open church, but part of the National History Museum Frederiksborg Castle. In the museum's opening hours, the church can be seen from the gallery. See opening hours here
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