Rosenborg Castle

Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen is home to some of Denmark's greatest cultural treasures. The castle was built by Christian IV as a pleasure castle. In the basement you will find the Danish crown jewels and regalia.

Rosenborg Castle was inhabited by the royal family until 1720. But since 1838, the castle with all its contents has been a historical museum. The museum has a sister museum at Amalienborg Palace, called Amalienborg Museum.

Among the main attractions at Rosenborg are the Great Hall with the coronation throne, which is guarded by three lions of silver. In the Great Hall you will also find the famous Rosenborg tapestries, which have hung here since 1693. They show King Christian V's victories in the Scanian War 1675-1679. 

In the castle's basement you will find the three treasuries with the crowns and the crown jewels.

Portraits of Caroline Mathilde and Struensee

At Rosenborg Castle you can see portraits of Johan Friedrich Struensee and Queen Caroline Mathilde. Caroline Mathilde was married to the insane King Christian 7, but had a fatal love affair with the king's physician Johan Friedrich Struensee.

While King Christian 7 was too ill to govern, Struensee led the country for almost two years. He was arrested and executed in 1772, after which Caroline Mathilde was exiled to northern Germany.

The portrait of Struensee is from 1824 by Hans Hansen and is a copy of a painting from the hand of painter Jens Juel. The portrait of Queen Caroline Mathilde is from 1771 and painted by Jens Juel.

Opening hours
02/01/2014 - 30/04/2014 Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 14:00
01/05/2014 - 31/05/2014 Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
01/06/2014 - 31/08/2014 Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Admission - 90.00 DKK
Under 18 years
Free entrance
Admission - 60.00 DKK

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Øster Voldgade 4A
1350 København K


+45 3315 3286


  • City / Area

    • København (indre by)
  • Classification

    • Accessibility – Easy access
    • Saint Hannes Cross
  • Discounts

    • Copenhagen Card - Free
  • General facilities

    • open all year
  • Museums, Galleries and crafts

    • museum shop

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  • Coordinates

    Longtitude : 12.577444016
    Latitude : 55.685834228
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Distance to

  • Copenhagen City Hall Square

    1,4 km.