The city of Hillerød

Distance to Copenhagen: 38 km
Population: 30 350 people at the end of 2011 
Town fact file: The town of Hillerød is the fourth largest on the Sjaelland peninsula after Copenhagen, Roskilde and Helsingor. The town was first mentioned in the early 13th century. Before that there had been a vast estate called Hillerødsholm, belonging to the noble family of Bergita Goja and Herwood Troli. These people knew the royal family well and once Frederik II, having spent a week in Hillerødsholm fell in love with the place so much that he decided to buy it out and build a castle, which was later named after him Frederiksborg. Since 1878 the National History Museum of Denmark is situated in this building.

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Main local sights: on the pavement in the city centre, just in front of the police station there are hippos and a cub.

The luxurious castle of Frederiksborg in the style of the Dutch Renaissance is located on the bank of a picturesque lake.

 Frederiksborg castle

Castle working hours: from April to October from 10:00 to 17:00, from November to March from 11:00 to 15:00.
Ticket prices: adults – 75 DKK, students and retired people – 60 DKK, children under 6 free, children aged 6 - 15 – 20 DKK. There is an opportunity to buy a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) at 150 DKK.

A ditch near the castle

Tower on the 1st island

The "Neptune" fountain on the area of the castle

Entrance to the palace

Entrance to the castle

The indoor castle exposition is divided into two parts, where the first one is the Museum of National History, and the other is the castle chapel, where from 1671 Danish kings were crowned, as well as a large garden, designed in the baroque style.

Badstueslottet – the royal lodge on the area of the castle.

Town photo gallery:

Town centre – the building of the police and town council.

You might also be interested in the ruins of the monastery Ebelholt (Æbelholt), dated 1175 year, if you are interested in history or archeology.

More information about the town of Hillerød and other places of interest to the north of Copenhagen is provided here.

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