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The Royal North Sealand

Photo: Tine Uffelmann

In North Sealand, we have three of Northern Europe’s most beautiful castles. This is where the kings demonstrated their power and wealth and showed everyone that Denmark was one of the most influential countries in the world. This is why we call it ROYAL NORTH SEALAND.

Kronborg Castle

Kronborg Castle, known worldwide as Hamlet's and Shakespeare's castle, is one of Northern Europe's finest Renaissance castles and moreover a UNESCO world heritage site. Every summer in August, you can experience the Shakespeare Festival with international Hamlet performances at the castle...

Frederiksborg Museum of National History

Frederiksborg - a unique Renaissance castle in Scandinavia. Picturesquely located in the centre of the castle lake in Hillerød lies Frederiksborg Castle, the largest in Scandinavia. This unique Renaissance castle was built by Christian IV in the first decade of the 17th century, as a testi...

Fredensborg Palace

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.

Esrum Abbey and Mill

The exhibition room and the abbey vault will during 2019 undergo an extensive renovation. This means that the exhibition "Abbey life" and the reformation game "Faith, Power & Chaos" will be closed until the middle of October 2019. The festivals, holiday activities, food tales and much more...

Experience the Middle Ages in North Sealand

The Carmelite monastery with the Sct. Mariæ church is one of the best-preserved medieval monasteries in Northern Europe. The monastery was founded in 1430 when King Erik of Pommern invited the Carmelite monks to Elsinore.

Esrum Abbey was founded by the Cistercian Order in 1151 and was of great importance as their spiritual centre in Denmark. Nowadays Esrum Abbey is a cultural centre featuring various exhibitions, among other things. Æbelholt Monastery was founded around 1175 by Augustinian friars. Rumours about miracles at his grave spread far, and through the Middle Ages, ailing people poured into Æbelholt.

Asserbo Castle Ruin

Asserbo SlotsruinFounded by Bishop Absalon in the 1100s as a monastery for monks of the Carthusian Order, the castle was taken over first by the King ...

Gurre Castle Ruin

Situated north of the road between Gurre and Tikøb. The Central Tower was built at the end of the 12th century, while the outer wall was erected durin...

Dronningholm Castle Ruin

Started by Valdemar the Great (dead 1182) accomplished ca. 1200 by Valdemar Victory.  A solid castleconstruction with moats and drawbridge near Arresø...

Søborg Castle Ruin

When cycling along Cycling Route No. 33, which runs between Gilleleje and Hillerød, you’ll pass Søborg Castle Ruin. Søborg Castle Søborg Castle date...

The Carmelite Monastery

The Carmelite monastery and Sanct Mary's Church is one of the best preserved medieval monasteries in Northern Europe. The monastery was founded in 14...

Æbelholt Abbey Museum

Æbelholt Abbey Museum is located 5 km west of Hillerød. At the museum you can see excavated ruins of what was the largest Nordic Augustinian Abbey in ...

Sct. Mariæ Church

Very well preserved late medieval church in gothic style. The organ was played by the famous composer Dietrich Buxtehude during the period 1660-1668 ...

Marienlyst Palace

Marienlyst Palace is an architectural gem, located just north of Helsingør with a unique view of the Sound. The palace was built in 1588 by Frederik ...