Frederiksborg Palace or Castle (Danish: Frederiksborg Slot) is a palace in Hillerød, Denmark. It was built as a royal residence for King Christian IV and is now a museum of national history. The current edifice replaced a previous castle erected by Frederick II and is the largest Renaissance palace in Scandinavia. The palace is located on three small islands in the middle of Palace Lake (Slotsøen) and is adjoined by a large formal garden in the Baroque style.
The oldest parts of the castle date back to the 1560 structure built by Frederick II. Although he remains its namesake, most of the current palace was instead constructed by Christian IV between 1602 and 1620. He employed the Flemish architects Hans and Lorenz van Steenwinckel and the castle follows the Dutch style employed by Christian IV for his new buildings in Copenhagen.
The church has also been used as the knight's chapel for the Order of the Elephant and the Order of the Dannebrog since 1693; housed the Danish royal family's art collection, notably works on the life of Jesus by Danish painter Carl Heinrich Bloch; and was the site of the 1720 Treaty of Frederiksborg.
In the 1850s, the palace was again used as a residence by King Frederick VII. While he was in residence on the evening of December 16, 1859, a fire destroyed a large part of the main palace's interior. Reconstruction was funded by public subscription, with large contributions from the king and state, as well as the prominent philanthropist J. C. Jacobsen of the Carlsberg Brewery. Jacobsen also funded the museum of national history that now occupies Frederiksborg.
The Palace Church or Chapel of Orders serves as a local church today and is a part of the museum on the premises. The coats-of-arms of recipients of the Order of the Elephant and of the Dannebrog are displayed on the walls of the church.
Alexandra Christina Manley was created Countess of Frederiksborg (Grevinde af Frederiksborg) by Queen Margrethe II on April 16th, 2005, eight days after her divorce from Prince Joachim. The title refers to her marriage to the prince which took place in the Palace Church.
The museum of Natural History houses an important collection of portraits and historical paintings.
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Kamilutka (3207) 2013-01-27 12:32
I have never been to Denmark but now I see it has been a little bit underestimated direction. Beautiful architecture and I like how you make all the deatils so clear and visible. Great colors and contrast.
Thanks for sharing
dip (21875) 2013-01-27 13:19
αυτά τα παλιά παλάτια στην κεντρική Ευρώπη είναι πολύ εντυπωσιακά και τα περισσότερα καλοδιατηρημένα κι'εγώ όπου συναντάω πάντα τα φωτογραφίζω,
η φωτογραφία σου πολύ καλή και καθαρή με ενδιαφέρουσες λεπτομέριες που φαίνονται καλά χάρη στην εξαιρετική οξύτητα,
danos (73946) 2013-01-27 13:23
απ΄ότι βλέπω Ελένη, η χάρη σου έφτασε μέχρι την Δανία.
Η παρουσίαση αυτού του Παλατιού-κάστρου είναι εντυπωσιακή με τα αρχιτεκτονικά του στοιχεία να δίνουν μια επί πλέον ομορφιά στην παλαιά αυτή κατασκευή.Η ποιότητα της φωτογραφίας είναι εξαιρετική.
carlo62 (12518) 2013-01-27 13:32
un palazzo maestoso ed imponente, con un'architettura elegante e dai bei colori.
Ottima inquadratura con il ponte in bella vista ed un leggero riflesso sull'acqua, peccato il pezzetto di bandiera mancante.
emka (58078) 2013-01-27 14:26
Hi Eleni, this castle has very interesting brick walls. Nice viewnwith water around and a bridge beautiful pntation of this royal rsidence.
pajaran (36179) 2013-01-27 22:02
Dobar tekst o dvorcu sa datim podacima, i istorijom ...
Lep pogled ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo prikazano.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Good article on the castle with the given data, and history ...
Nice view ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, nice to see.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best in the new week that started.
jhm (122366) 2013-01-28 5:07
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
Castles are always a very great attractive point here on TE.
Also the strong colors care for an attractive picture.
Lovely quality, and excellent sharpness.
Excellent composition, nice perspective and depth image.
Very well done, TFS.
ikeharel (37254) 2013-01-28 7:48
I assume you had not think about TE posting when taken this beautiful palace picture: the chopped top's of the tower a bit notable on image, and there is a slight tilt.
But, nevertheles, the photo show a magnificent, yet famous ancient palace. Built with red bricks typical stone to Denmark's, and the edifice is impressive and shap with details.
Water in front, made for defending purposes at ancient time - now add beauty to the area.
*** Hope that my strait forward critique is not too harsh, I only mean good constructive critique. Ike
cornejo (17990) 2013-01-28 11:51
Hola Eleni, estupenda foto de este bonito e interesante palacio de encantador color, muy buen pov, buena nitidez, profundidad, luz y color. Excelente y encantador trabajo perfectamente realizado, mis felicitaciones querida amiga. Gracias por compartir este encantador trabajo.
Buena dia y feliz semana.
Un cordial abrazo.
Silvio1953 (98051) 2013-01-28 13:01
Ciao Eleni, gran bel POV sul favoloso palazzo, ottima l'inquadratura con il piccolo neo della bandiera tagliata, bello il riflesso sul fuiume, splendida luce e magnifici colori, brava ciao Silvio
thebest (3370) 2013-01-28 23:20
What an intriguing looking Castle - I would love to visit Denmark I believe it is a fabulous Country to visit - just too many places to see & not enough time or money to do everything.
What a pity you did not get the tip of the centre turret in the picture - never mind it is such a minor detail.
Hope you don't mind my little critic.
saxo042 (31794) 2013-01-29 3:22
A very beautiful castle in a quite typical Danish style. Sharpness and colours are perfect and the note is also very interesting.
sacavem (18572) 2013-01-29 8:17
I like the colours and the fine details,very attractive shot from this amazing castle with spectacular composition. TFS
Cricri (86347) 2013-01-29 10:01
De très jolies couleurs dans cette image que ce soit du château et ou de la végétation qui l'entoure, bon POV sur les arches du pont, les reflets doux dans l'eau, très jolie présentation
Romano46 (4806) 2013-01-29 11:08
rimedio alla fine delle mie critiche che l'altro giorno mi avevano impedito di commentare questo castello che, tra l'altro ho avuto modo di visitare molti anni fa.
Il soggetto è stupendo e tu hai saputo riportare molto bene in questo scatto i colori della facciata anche con l'aiuto di una luce soffusa che ha ammorbidito i colori.
Buona la composizione che esalya il castello.
Ciao e buona serata
abmdsudi (26151) 2013-01-29 22:31
Spectacular catch, especially with the red of the castle and green hues against the rest of the image, and this has a feeling of the old impressionist painting. The viewpoint is just great allowing us to admire it's beauty and immense detail with excellent foreground interest. Despite the slight greyday nevertheless, lighting is nicely managed,
crispy sharp and excellent contrast. This a very pleasant architectural and a well thoughtout shot, Congrats.
Only neg is the pin-sharp pinnacle needs bit more room !!
serp2000 (29158) 2013-02-02 2:02
Superb! Unfortunately, I did not have a time for visit to this wonderful place, excellent presentation of the Castle. The colors and sharpness are perfect! My congratulations!
Have a great weekend!
gus72 (2508) 2013-02-15 0:26
Hi Eleni !!
Wow...... this is one of the most impressive Castles that I have ever seen.
Stupendous ...... lucky you that you got there to see it.
Great POV and strong colours.
I am still waiting to see some more of your photos from the USA.
Have a nice week end.
mohammad_H (6576) 2013-03-02 2:17
Hi Eleni View is very nice, with a good frame, but I wanted to thank you very, orange blossom picture, you have a very hot point, in social relationships, and shows the great Greek civilization and culture, civilized people, especially your
tomi1 (1922) 2013-03-16 14:28
(Again you have visited me in a photo taken in Comporta. I still had not thought where the gravel road is leading because I haven`t explored it further away. At most it may end in the river Sado. Notice that Tróia and Comporta are located in a peninsula. They are surrounded by river and sea. People with money like to have houses in Tróia. Houses too expensive anyway. In google you may explore. I have never visited such houses. Crossing the river Sado in Tróia makes connection with Setúbal city. Even speaking of the gravel road I went there for strolling my dog). Concerned to Denmark I have stayed some hours in Kopenhaven. I was going to Stockolm in December. I was in inter-rail but afterwards spent christmas with a german family in Stukenbrock near Bielefeld,Germany. So Denmark for me is quite unknown and never contacted any local people. But with the actual sites it may happen. Warm regards. Tomi
- Copyright: eleni mavrandoni (elenimavrandoni) (5789)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-08-28
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: Sony Cybershot
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-01-27 12:30