Fredensborg - The castle town at Lake Esrum

Fredensborg is a lively castle town that has developed around Fredensborg Palace. The palace is a true gem in Royal North Sealand, and one of the Danish Royal Family’s favourite homes.

Fredensborg Slot
Esrum Sø

Fredensborg Palace and the Palace Gardens are the town’s main attractions. You can visit the palace gardens throughout the year, while the private garden, the orangery and parts of the palace can be visited on guided tours during the summer (generally all of July and the first week of August). On Slotsgade there are many beautiful historic houses and gardens, and Fredensborg Store Kro is also situated here.

When HM Queen Margrethe is in residence at the palace, a unit of the Royal Life Guards accompanies her, and you can see the changing of the guard ceremony every day at noon and the Life Guards on parade through the town every Thursday.

The town’s pedestrianised high street, Jernbanegade, connects the palace with the town centre, which boasts a vibrant shopping scene with many excellent speciality shops and supermarkets.

From the palace, Skipper Allé leads down to Lake Esrum and Skipperhuset, where you can join a boat excursion in the summer or rent a canoe or kayak.






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Fredensborg Slot

3480 Fredensborg


Longitude: 12.396014

Latitude: 55.981275

Events and sights

Practical information

Here you will find useful information for planning and use during your vacation. 

Find opening hours at the tourist information, plan your holiday, see the map of the city, how to get around by public transport, read the large holiday magazine for North Sealand, and where to rent a bike? Get answers to this and more here.