Beautiful gardens, majestic architecture and an incredible collection of art: delve into Denmark's history and cultural heritage on this day trip to Frederiksborg Castle, the largest Renaissance palace in Scandinavia.
Frederiksborg Castle Day Trip Itinerary
Having met your guide at Copenhagen Central Station, you'll board a train to Hillerød. The journey north, lasting approximately an hour, offers spectacular views over the pretty landscapes of Zealand, or Sjælland, Denmark's largest island.
Arriving at Hillerød train station, you'll have a short walk of 15 minutes to your destination: Frederiksborg Castle, an immense palace complex built on three islets on the Slotssøen, which means Castle Lake. As you approach the former royal residence, you'll soon see how it has the title of largest Renaissance castle in Scandinavia.
Your guided tour of Frederiksborg, considered the Danish Versailles, will begin in the castle's elegant landscaped gardens. Enjoy a peaceful stroll through the French-style parterres and mazes of the park, immersing yourself in the fragrance of the flowers and the bright colours of the plants, before heading inside the castle itself, now home to the Danish Museum of National History.
The museum's huge collection includes antique furniture, historical paintings and royal portraits allowing visitors to understand the Danish monarchs' grand taste for interior decoration. Visit the Audience Chamber and the Great Hall, and immerse yourself in the building's history as you marvel at their beautiful tapestries and Baroque interiors. Explore the Frederiksborg Castle Chapel, whose lavish gold and silver altar has seen the coronation of several Danish royals. The tiny church is also home to one of Europe's oldest functioning organs.
Marvel at more of the castle's exterior architectural masterpieces, including the clocktower and the elaborate Neptune fountain in the courtyard, designed to symbolise Denmark's position of power in the early 17th century. Approximately 12:30 pm, you'll stroll back to Hillerød train station, returning back in Copenhagen after around an hour's journey.
This day trip does not include transport or entrance to the Frederiksborg Castle. To travel to Hillerød by train, you'll have to buy a 24-hour ticket which costs 130 DKK per person (approx. 18 EUR). Additionally, the ticket for Frederiksborg Castle costs 75 DKK (10 EUR approx.) for adults and 20 DKK (3 EUR approx.) for children between the ages of 6 and 15 years old. Children under 6 years old enter the castle for free.
If you have the Copenhagen Card, your transport by train to Hillerød and entrance to the Frederiksborg Castle are included.
If you'd prefer, you can reserve a private day trip to Frederiksborg Castle instead, with an exclusive guide just for you and your group.
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Guided tour in English
Children under 12 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
Return train ticket (130 DKK or approx. 18 EUR).
Entrance to Frederiksborg Castle (20 – 75 DKK, approx. 3 – 10 EUR).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 3 days before (Copenhagen local time) if there are still places available.
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Copenhagen Central Station, on the esplanade in front of Tivoli Gardens.