Frederiksborg Castle Instagrammed

Frederiksborg Castle, known to Danes as Frederiksborg Slot, 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 garden. There's no question Frederiksborg Castle is a top highlight when venturing outside Copenhagen. We asked local instagrammer Julie (@andrea_cph) to show us around the castle and grounds and to tell us why it's one of her favorite places to explore.

Denmark's Favorite Castle

A post shared by Julie Andrea (@andrea_cph) onDec 1, 2016 at 11:58pm PST

"I have visited Frederiksborg Castle many, many times since I was young and it feels very familiar and well-known to me. I visit the castle and its adjacent park, garden, and forest relatively often and love that there is always something new catching my eye. In fact, I've claimed it as my favorite castle publicly a few times on Instagram and I stand by that!"

Hall of (Gilded) Mirrors

A post shared by Julie Andrea (@andrea_cph) onFeb 15, 2017 at 3:08am PST

"I love The Great Hall in Frederiksborg Castle, but I think the ceiling is my favorite feature. It is so impressive with all its ornaments, you can spend hours looking up at all the meticulously carved royal and holy figures. There is so much gold, pomp, splendour, and extravaganza in that one room. It's definitely a must-see." 

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Frederiksborg Castle and the Museum of National History

Official website

Distance from Copenhagen 
45 mins - 1 hour

Opening hours 
Monday to Sunday 
10-17 ( April 1 - October 31)
11-15 (November 1 - March 31)

Adults: 75 DKK
Children (6-15 years): 20 DKK
Students: 60 DKK
Senior citizens (65+): 60 DKK



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andrea_cph is a Frederiksborg local instagrammer who can't get enough of travel photography.