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12 castles you should visit in Denmark

Walk through Danish history and the homes of the Danish Royal Family, past and present, at these stunning castles in Denmark. Get up close to the Danish crown jewels at Rosenborg Castle, spend a fun-filled day at Egeskov Castle or act out your best Hamlet impression at Kronborg Castle.

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Frederiksborg Castle – the perfect day trip from Copenhagen

Frederiksborg Castle is one of the most famous castles in Denmark and for good reason: situated on three islands surrounded by a lake and beautiful gardens, it's simply breathtaking. Home to the Museum of National History, the grounds are full of rich history, art, architecture, and gardens. There's no question Frederiksborg Castle is a top highlight when venturing outside Copenhagen. 

Amalienborg Palace, the Queen's residence in Copenhagen
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Wave to the Queen at Amalienborg Palace

Amalienborg is the main residence of the Denmark’s Royal Family, so if you are interested in royal history, a visit to Amalienborg Palace is a definite must-do. While standing in the beautiful palace square, you can experience the changing of the guards. And if you want to get a glimpse of the Queen or Crown Prince family make sure to time your visit to the Queen’s birthday (April 16) or the Royal Run (June 10)!

Oh, 12 castles aren't enough for you?

Well, then you're in luck! We have a lot more castles spread all across Denmark. Check out our full list of castles in Denmark which are well worth a visit and find out more on their history, opening times and how to get there.