"Rosenborg Slot" Rosenborg Palace & Kongens Have Tip by Marpessa

  Rosenborg Slot
by Marpessa

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 Hours
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)
Adult: 65kr
Children: 20kr
Students: 40kr
Seniors: 40kr

Photo Permission: 20kr

Address: Øster Voldgade 4A, 1350 København K
Phone: 33 15 32 86
Website: http://www.rosenborgslot.dk

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 4, 2006
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