Royal for the Day at Rosenborg Castle
Rosenborg Castle in the heart of Copenhagen rises from sculpted gardens like a Dutch Renaissance version of a Disney palace. The exterior conjures images of the days when Denmark was an Absolute Monarchy and was built in the 17th century by Christian IV, one of the country’s most famous kings.
Before entering the castle on a guided tour, stroll along tree-lined avenues, marvel at sculpted gardens and bronze statues, then step inside to see how Danish royalty used to live.
Inside, walls are adorned with ancestral portraits, woven tapestries and in the Knight’s Hall, coronation thrones still stand just as they did centuries ago. Include a visit to King Christian IV’s Writing Room in the tower chamber – a place so well-preserved that you can almost sense the aroma of wax lingering in the air and imagine the sound of a quill etching important messages onto paper.
If you’re interested in learning more about Copenhagen’s royal lineage, pair this trip with a visit to Amalienborg Palace and its interesting museum nearby.