Rosenborg Castle (Rosenborg Slot in Danish) is one of central Copenhagen’s most historic and beautiful tourist attractions. Its turrets have an almost fairy tale feel to them and when you go inside, you’ll find over-the-top ornate rooms, a huge hall, bizarre collections and a very impressive toilet. It was originally built back in the 1600s as a summer house, but quickly became the preferred residence of Christian IV.
The castle operates a self-guided tour, although you can pay for for a guided tour if you prefer. Make sure you pick up the tour leaflet which explains what you’re seeing in each room. There are 24 different rooms to see over 3 levels and some will stand out more than others.
We particularly liked the the small rooms on each floor which have become dedicated to unusual collections of things like pottery and bronze figures. Best of all was the collection of glass bottles and assorted glassware on the top floor which fills the room from top to bottom.
From the larger rooms, the one that will stick in your mind most is the largest room in the whole castle. It stretches across the full length of the building and is known as the Long Hall. It’s ornate, but also simple. One final room to mention is the royal toilet. The royals most private room is now proudly on display to all!
Your ticket will also give you access to the Treasury in the basement, where the Danish crown jewels are displayed in a specially constructed vault, tucke away behind the ancient wine barrels of the castle basement.
Rosenborg Castle is open every day from May to October between 10am and 4pm or 5pm in peak season. In the winter months, the castle is often closed on Mondays and opening hours are reduced. Adult admission to the castle is 90 KR which includes the Treasury. You will need to pay an additional fee to take photos (2014 prices).
LOCATION & CONTACT
Address: Rosenborg Slot, Oster Voldgade 4A, 1350 Copenhagen, Denmark
Tel: +45 3315 3286
Rosenborg Castle is near the Botanical Gardens in the northern part of Copenhagen city centre. The Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour stops here.
MORE ON ROSENBORG CASTLE
Copenhagen Card – Free access to the Rosenborg Castle and many other top attractions
Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour – Stops at Rosenborg Castle
Rosenborg Castle – Official Website
Rosenborg Castle – Wikipedia
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