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Hillerød - the town

Located in Frederiksborg County in North Zealand (Sjaelland), the pretty town of Hillerod covers an area of 133 sqm and has a total population of 37,291 inhabitants.

As a result of the Municipality Reform in Denmark, on January 1st, 2007 Hillerod municipality will merge with Skaevinge, thus creating a municipality with an area of 191 sqm and a population of 43,337 inhabitants.

Hillerod's attractions are:

-> The Frederiksborg Castle one of the most well-known monuments in Denmark, seat of the Danish kings for a long period of time, housing now the Frederiksborg Museum;

-> The Fredensborg Palace, located 5 miles north of Hillerod, is the summer residence for the royal family;

-> The Town Museum (Bymuseet) with a permanent exhibition presenting the history of Hillerod;

-> Aebelholt Klosterruin (The ruins of the Aebelholt Monastery) with the ruins of the largest monastery in Scandinavia;

-> Esrum Kloster (The monastery of Esrum) a Cistercian monastery dating from 1151.

Frederiksborg Castle

Frederiksborg Castle was initially a manor house called Hillerodsholm owned by the nobleman, Herluf Trolle, and his wife, Birgitte Goye.

King Frederik II acquired the manor in 1560 and renamed it Frederiksborg after his name.

King Frederik II was also the one who commissioned the oldest parts of the castle.

In 1599 Christian IV, who was born at Frederiksborg and was very attached to it, replaced the old buildings with a magnificent new Renaissance Castle.

The Chapel was completed in 1617 and is one of the few preserved interiors with the original ornamentation from the time of Christian IV.

The castle burnt in 1859 but was rebuilt from 1860-84 with financial support of the brewer J. C. Jacobsen and later of Carlsberg Foundation.

The National History Museum, founded by the brewer J. C. Jacobsen, has been housed in the castle since 1878.

  • Last visit to Hillerød: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • slothtraveller's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2012 at 8:15 AM

    Some great photos of Fredericksborg Castle, Diana. I love the fountain outside. I must visit when in Denmark!

  • adema29's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2007 at 11:53 PM

    Am savurat pozele si paginile tale despre Danemarca! Ai surprins acelasi "The greenest green " remarcat de noi in nordul Norvegiei...Splendid, nu-i asa ?!

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2007 at 3:10 PM

    Hi Diana, Great photos, especially the reflections on the lake of Frederiksborg Castle. The new Princess of Denmark is an Australian and grew up in Tasmania.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2007 at 9:48 PM

    Beautiful page, great virtual tour around the Frederiksborg Castle and its grounds. Outstanding shots of architectural details!

  • Cristian_Uluru's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2006 at 1:29 PM

    This is a fascinating place!!! It is a very nice and interesting place!! Ciao

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2006 at 4:47 AM

    Lovely page on Hillerod Diana. Especially enjoyed the pics and info on the Frederiksborg Castle - the architecture and detail are amazing. And look at you - #77. Woohoo!

  • jo104's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2006 at 5:44 AM

    Thanks for sharing your visit to the castle I really enjoyed Copenhagen & when I go back may visit here for a day - hi from London Jo x

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2006 at 11:07 AM

    Another great tour here Diana - keep hearing about the VT meet coming up in Copenhagen. Ciao bella, Carol

  • Fam.Rauca's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2006 at 7:49 AM

    Pozele tale ma fac sa nu mai am rabdare pana ce voi pleca in vacanta. Sunt superbe! La fel si comentariile sunt foarte interesante si folositoare. Felicitari si pentru aceasta pagina! Se vede ca nu ai calatorit degeaba. Gabriela


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