"Christian IV's Town Palace" Top 5 Page for this destination Rosenborg Palace & Kongens Have Tip by yooperprof

  I wonder what the King is doing tonight?
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  • I wonder what the King is doing tonight? - Copenhagen
      I wonder what the King is doing tonight?
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  • From when Denmark ruled the Baltic - Copenhagen
      From when Denmark ruled the Baltic
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King Christian IV was the longest reigning monarch in modern Danish history, and certainly placed his remarkable stamp upon his kingdom and his capital city of Copenhagen. Rosenborg Castle is fascinating even for people who aren't usually interested in history. As for history geeks - like yooperprof - this is a wonderful attraction.

Here are some highlights of Rosenborg Castle that I thought were remarkable:

a) the King's Music Room - a stately drawing room on the ground level where the Christian IV could entertain guests while his musicians - many of whom came from England - played in the basement. The King designed "listening channels" so the stately music could "waft" up invisibly from below.

b) the wonderful reception hall on the second floor of the Castle - with stunning silver plated lions guarding the thrones of the king and queen.

c) the Royal collections on display in the basement - especially the toy soldiers and the considerable hoard of amber jewelry

d) the Danish Crown Jewels

For more about Christian IV, his common-law wife Kristin Munk, and his remarkable taste in architecture and music, read Rose Tremain's fascinating recent novel, "Music and Silence."

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

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  • Updated Jun 12, 2006
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