During the school holidays in the the Royal Gardens around the fabulous Rosenborg palace, free puppet shows are held for children.
Address: Øster Voldgade 4A, Copenhagen
Web: Rosenborg palace
Open hours: from 1 May to 31 October - 10 am till 4 pm. From 1 November to 30 April - 10 am till 2 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Admission: adults 105 DKK, children up to 17 years free of charge.
Rosenborg palace is the only palace of the epoch of king Christian IV (1577-1648) that has been preserved with no changes from the time of completion in 1633. The king himself designed the palace as his summer residence in the Dutch Renaissance style. During the construction period the style was subject to modifications several times and by 1624 it gained the looks it has today.
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The palace served the royal residence until 1710. After the rule of Frederick IV, Rosenborg was used as the royal residence in emergencies only twice. The first occasion was when Christiansborg palace was burnt down in 1794, and the other during the British attack on Copenhagen in 1801.
In 1838 the palace was turned into the museum. It exhibits a vast collection of weapons, furniture, jewels and precious stones of the Danish Royal family starting from the late 16th to the 19th century, as well as the collection of Royal porcelain and silverware. The palace is a popular sight of the city and it is annually visited by about 200 000 visitors.
Special tourist interest is in the exhibition of Royal jewels and Danish Royal regalia. In summer the palace is especially impressive, since it is located in the middle of the "Royal Gardens" (Kongens Have) and it is possible to observe the blossoms of numerous flowers and plants. The Royal Gardens are the oldest gardens of the Renaissance time, and it is visited by some 2.5 million people a year.
Great Hans Christian Andersen himself adored spending free time here getting ideas for future fairy-tales. Thus, in one of the park alleys there is a monument to the renowned author.