Fredensborg Palace - The Queen´s North Sealand

Fredensborg Palace is the regents most used residence. The beautiful 18th-century baroque palace was built as a hunting palace for Frederik IV and is today often the setting for large official state visits and family events in the royal family.

The magnificent Fredensborg Palace Gardens are the largest historical gardens in Denmark. Built at the same time as the palace was built, they were converted to the French Baroque style in 1759-69. Sculptor Johannes Wiedewelt created a series of sculptures here, including the very special double avenue Brede Allé with Nordmanddalen (A Nordic Community in Stone), which contains 70 sculptures portraying Norwegian and Faeroese farmers, fishermen and women. The royal private garden, Orangery and the historic herb garden, which supplies fresh flowers and vegetables to the palace’s royal household, are located adjacent to the palace. These three areas are only open to the public in July and at the beginning of August. There is free admission all year round to the rest of the gardens, which includes the finest baroque landscaping in Denmark.

Fredensborg Palace is one of the Royal Family’s most favourite palaces, yet large parts of the palace and its gardens are open to the public. Even during the busiest summer months, there is never any sense of overcrowding in the gardens, and it is easy for visitors to find charming and peaceful spots.

Fredensborg Palace

Fredensborg Palace - The Queen's royal retreat, an elegant baroque palace with a peaceful atmosphere, was named the Palace of peace to commemorate the end of The Great Nordic War in 1722.

Fredensborg Castle Gardens

Visit Fredensborg Castle Gardens, one of the largest historical gardens in Denmark. The part of the garden nearest to the castle is reserved for the royal family, but it is normally open to the public in July.

Guided tour at Fredensborg Palace and Orangeri

Visit Fredensborg Palace where the royal family often reside. Experience the palace, the private garden and the magnificent garden on the guided tours.

Valley of the Norsemen, Fredensborg

In 1764 king Frederik V wanted to pay tribute to Norway, so he created a little piece of Norway in the park at Fredensborg Castle, in what is called the Valley of the Norsemen. The monument consists of 70 life-sized sculptures situated in an amphitheatre with a column in the middle.

The Par Force Hunting Landscape in North Sealand

The Par Force Hunting Landscape is modeled after Versailles and is today a unique European landscape design and UNESCO World Heritage Landscape.

Restaurant Skipperhuset

Right next to Fredensborg Palace's boathouse and on the banks of Lake Esrum you find Restaurant Skipperhuset, where you can enjoy an idyllic lunch.

Fredensborg Store Kro

The inn Fredensborg Store Kro is a historic pearl in the landscape of North Sealand with royal neighbours right next door in Fredensborg Palace.

The Castle Route in North Sealand

A first class bicycle experience. 75 kilometres around the castles, castle ruins and abbeys of North Sealand.

Dronningerunden - The Queen's Round

Dronningerunden, about 40 km through Fredensborg Municipality on bike. The route passes through the four biggest towns in the municipality: Kokkedal, Nivå, Humlebæk and Fredensborg. 

Kroneruten or The Crown Route

135 kilometres around North Sealand's top - A bicycle route for the adventurous cyclists that want to see Hamlet's castle, the fishing villages, white beaches and renaissance castles.


Fredensborg town is as lovely as it gets - The town is named after the palace where the Queen still spends much of her time. The name Fredensborg literally means the palace of peace.