"Rosenborg Slot" Rosenborg Palace & Kongens Have Tip by Marpessa
Rosenborg Palace & Kongens Have, Copenhagen: 64 reviews and 135 photos
Today you will find Rosenborg in the Kongens Have in the city centre. But at the time of its construction, in the 17th Century by King Christian IV, it was built as a summer residence outside the city centre. It wasn't until around 1838 that this castle became open to the public as a museum. It houses a lot of original furniture, ornaments and tapestries from its time as a castle. I definitely suggest that while you are walking around the castle not to forget to look up at the ceilings which often have beautiful artwork themselves. Also on the top floor, there are numerous striking tapestries to look at.
Beneath the castle is where you will find the royal crown jewels (treasury), swords and other fine ornaments. The crown jewels are stunning, but I was most taken by the sword you first see when entering the room. This sword was Christian III's Sword of State, created in 1551, in its time it was one of the first pieces of ceremonial objects to be handed to the King.
For an excellent website on Rosenborg Slot see the website below. It can take you on a tour within the castle and point out important pieces in the museum and their history.
Opening times differ throughout the year for the Castle and Treasury - please see the website below for more detail (Under 'Visit the Castle').
Admission (Admits you to both the Castle and Treasury)
Photo Permission: 20kr
Address: Øster Voldgade 4A, 1350 København K
Phone: 33 15 32 86
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