…then you should visit the many royal palaces and castles in Denmark. Did you know that Denmark has one of the oldest monarchies in the world? Our Majesty Queen Margrethe II descends from the Viking king Harald Bluetooth, who was the first king of Denmark over 1,000 years ago. Thanks to this long-lasting monarchy, you will find many castles and fortresses, royal monuments, and treasures such as the crown jewels across the country. We’ll guide you through some of the best royal places to visit in Denmark:
Pop by the Queen’s house: Amalienborg Palace
If you want to say hi to the Danish royal family, you must come by Amalienborg Palace. It’s the main residence of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and HRH Crown Prince Frederik’s family. The Danish Royals are very popular, and they can often be spotted out in public around the Palace. In 2022, HM Queen Margrethe II reached her 50-year jubilee, which will be celebrated in September.
Experience your own fairytale at Egeskov Castle
On the island of Fyn, you’ll find one of the best-preserved moat castles in Europe, Egeskov castle. This well-maintained Renaissance building offers you everything from a real moat and spires to a knight’s hall and masonry carved with ghastly creatures. With its big PlayForest and activities for both young and old, as well as interesting exhibitions inside the castle, a visit is a magical experience for the whole family. You should plan to spend the whole day here!
Dive into Shakespeare’s world at Kronborg Castle
Just one hour North of Copenhagen, you can visit Kronborg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of Shakespeare’s hero Hamlet. An impressive Renaissance castle facing the Øresund makes it the perfect setting for Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. It’s worth visiting all year round, but especially during the summer, when Danish theatre actors bring the story of Hamlet alive in its original setting.
See the stunning crown jewels at Rosenborg Castle
When walking through the center of Copenhagen, you will most likely pass by Rosenborg Castle at some point. You’ll find it in the King’s Garden, a beautiful park and popular spot among the locals. Inside the castle, you can get a sense of more than 400 years of Danish royal history and see the magnificent Danish crown jewels. It’s a must-see when visiting Copenhagen!
Amalienborg: Home of the Danish Royal Family
Egeskov: Fairytale castle on the island of Fyn
Kronborg: Follow in the footsteps of Hamlet
Rosenborg: Enjoy a royal picnic in the King's Garden
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