The ornate main entrance, Frederiksborg Castle
Frederiksborg Castle is the largest Renaissance Castle in Scandinavia. It was built in the first decades of the 17th century by King Christian IV and incorporates the finest Renaissance architecture and craftsmanship.
The main building has three wings – the King’s Wing, the Chapel Wing and the Princess’s Wing. As early as 1608 they were all completed and during the following decade a whole complex of buildings were erected around the main building.
Since 1878, Frederiksborg Castle has housed the Museum of National History. A tour through the beautiful rooms of the museum is a tour through 500 years of Danish history, illustrated by portraits, history paintings, furniture and decorative art. Here you encounter people and events that have shaped Danish history from the Middle Ages to the 21st century.
Frederiksborg Castle is located in the middle of Hillerød on three islands in the castle lake. The oldest parts of the castle were built in 1560 by King Frederik II and the castle is named after him.
The majority of the present castle was built between 1600-1620 by Frederik II's son, Christian IV in Dutch Renaissance style with sweeping gables, sandstone decorations and copper-covered roofs and spires. The castle burnt in 1859 but was rebuilt from 1860-84 with financial support from brewer J. C. Jacobsen and later by the Carlsberg Foundation.
The part of the castle with the two low round towers on the southernmost island beside the S-bridge that connects the first and middle islets were part of Frederik II's original Frederiksborg as were the small Bath House between The Enclosure and the small Deer Park.
The Danish Kings lived in Frederiksborg Castle for about a century and the absolute monarchs were crowned in the palace chapel from 1671. Since 1693, Christian IV's palace chapel has also served as the knight's chapel for the Order of the Elephant and the Knights of the Dannebrog and is also used as a parish church at the moment. The church also houses the old organ from 1610 built by Esajas Compenius. Source: dk.wictor/frederiksborg.html.)
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saxo042 (37898) 2011-05-05 2:09
A good example of impressive architecture from the 17th century. There are many fine details to enjoy here and the inclusion of the tourists adds human interest too.
A very interesting note!
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-05-05 3:08
Nice facade of the castle with so many architectural details. The image is very symmtrical and sharp. The people stading at the door adds beauty to the image.
jhm (154490) 2011-05-05 3:53
Splendid picture with a wonderful detailed image of this Frederiksborg Castle.
Thank you very much for these interesting notes.
Very well composition, nice sharpness, excellent taken.
Nice done, TFS.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-05-05 4:23
a wonderfully detailed and magnificent study of this amazing entrance. Incredible architecture and excellent light management to bring out all the relief perfectly. Exceptional!
jemaflor (98771) 2011-05-05 4:30
Interesting and beautiful architecture, good idea with this frame, good light management.
Sergiom (81703) 2011-05-05 5:22
Très imposante architecture. C'est presque intimidant d'emprunter cette porte gardée par des statues de toute beauté.
wojtpod (774) 2011-05-05 12:24
Fantastic captured details! Exellent sharpness and light. I lika also the frame and shadows.
vasilpro (41527) 2011-05-05 13:00
Wonderful composition, beautiful facade with interesting decoration and architecture, lovely light and colors, excellent symmetric POV.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
siudzi (34141) 2011-05-05 13:32
What a great entrance you have found! Really beautiful and attractive shot with excellent symmetry, sharpness and composition. Well done. TFS.
Schnappilic (9692) 2011-05-05 13:33
Interesting facade with beautiful details. Fine POV and excellent light.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-05-05 13:38
The outside does not let guess this beauty. The grand architecture is remarkable. The photo describes exactly and neatness the artistic details. Excellent realization. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
AiresSantos (56155) 2011-05-05 14:56
Wonderful architecture details in this lovely facade
Well framed and done
Have a nice evening
siamesa (28121) 2011-05-05 15:53
Boa noite George
Splendid photo of this entrance of the castle. Pov and details are perfects.Excellent vertical format.Great composition.
npecanhuk (75592) 2011-05-05 17:39
Magnificent façade details!
Truly attractive architecture picture!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, vertical format, black & white borders and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
TopGeo (38216) 2011-05-05 23:27
I like a lot the different shapes and feel of an artistic combinations of statue and details of decoration in this very beautiful picture and color A good example of impressive architecture from the 17th century. A very interesting note!
Have a nice day
Graal (103028) 2011-05-05 23:51
Jó napot George,
great facade and entrance. Beautiful details, amazing sculptures. An interesting note. Photo well done. I like it.
Have a nice WE.
carlosmarin (11954) 2011-05-06 2:01
Beautiful framing of the ornamentation of the main entrance to the castle of Frederiksborg.
Good POV, with perfect symmetry and sharp detail.
dkmurphys (59947) 2011-05-06 3:05
Impressive facade. What a splendid architecture and details. Nice catch, good contrasts.
Have a great weekend.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-14
- Categories: Castles, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon Ixus 50
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Danish Kings' Renaissance castle [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-05-05 2:06