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"If you have time - this castle is a MUST. Frederiksborg Castle is a stunning Renaissance palace located in Hillerød, Denmark. Built by King Christian the 4th in 1620, it is one of the most significant and iconic castles in the country, known for its impressive architecture. The castle is surrounded by beautiful baroque gardens, which were laid out in the 1720s. The gardens feature terraced lawns, sculptures, and formal flower beds, all included in the admission ticket. In 1859 a fire destroyed large parts of Frederiksborg Castle. The Royal Family then decided that they would no longer use the Castle, which led to a debate about what the buildings should be used for instead. The founder of Carlsberg, the brewer J. C. Jacobsen proposed the establishment of a museum of national history at Frederiksborg Castle. He offered to pay for the reconstruction and for the Museum’s further expenses. Since 1878 Frederiksborg Castle has housed The Museum of Natural History, which presents 500 years of Danish history. The most direct way to reach Frederiksborg Castle is by taking the A-line of the S-train towards Hillerød - it’s about a 1 hour ride and the train goes every 10 min. Opening hours: March 23th to october 31st: 10am to 5pm November 1st to december 30th: 10am to 5pm January 1st to march 22nd: 10am to 3pm Admission prices: April - October: Adult: €15 Students: €12 Children (up to 18 yr): free Copenhagen card: free November – March Adults: €12 Students: €9.5 Children (up to 18 yr): free Copenhagen card: free Please note that you’re not allowed to bring large bags (max. size is 15cm x 30cm x 25cm), backpacks, umbrellas, water bottles etc. as you walk around the Museum. There’s a cloakroom where you can store your things. Get more information here "
"Frederiksborg Castle is located in Hillerød about 40 km from Copenhagen. It originally belonged to a Danish noble family, the Goyes, but in 1550 Frederick II, king of Denmark and Norway, concluded an exchange agreement with the family, purchasing the property. The structure then took the name of Frederiksborg and was mainly used as a hunting lodge, Visiting Frederiksborg, Scandinavia's largest castle, is the best way to learn about Danish history from 1500 to today. In fact, the National History Museum is located here, which brings together real art treasures. 📍Distance: 38km 👣How to get there: take train line A at Københavns Station in Copenhagen and get off at Hillerød station, where you can decide whether to take the bus or walk 2 km to the castle. 🎟️Ticket cost: prices vary according to the seasons, I advise you to evaluate directly on the official website in the link below 👇🏼"
"The train ride takes around 40-45 minutes from Copenhagen Central Station (København H) to Hillerød Station."

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