Frederiksborg Slot Denmark: Historic Danish Architecture

Frederiksborg Slot, Denmark, Architect, Photos, Buildings, Design, Pictures

Frederiksborg Slot – Historic Danish Castle building

Frederiksborg Slot Sjælland : Traditional Danish Building, north of Copenhagen

8 May 2010

Frederiksborg Slot

Hilleroed, Denmark

Danish Building images © Adrian Welch / Isabelle Lomholt, May 2010

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Frederiksborg Slot Denmark

Frederiksborg Castle is a Danish castle located in Hillerod. The castle’s first part was built in 1560 by King Frederik ll. His son, Christian lV tore most of his father’s palace down and built a new castle in the period 1600-1620 in Dutch Renaissance style. The castle is built primarely of red bricks and is richly decorated with religious and royal statues.

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The oldest part of Hill Holm, now known as Frederiksborg Castle’s existence dates back to1275.

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Frederik ll had several small pleasure house construction in the area around the castle. In 1580-81 Badstuen, which still lies in the natural area surrounding the castle and to this day used by the court, was built.

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In December 1859 a devastating fire ravaged the palace. The castle was rebuilt by architect Ferdinand Meldahl in year 1860-84 with financial support from brewer J.C.Jacobsen and later the Carlsberg Foundation.

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The Castle Church interior, however, was only slightly affected and remains in its original form.

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In 1996 the large park behind the castle reopened after extensive refurbishment. The park layout is symmetrically mirrored on a longitudinal axis which run through a series of cascades.

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Location: just north of Hilleroed town centre

Frederiksborg Slot

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