Slotshaven Hørsholm

Hørsholm - Karen Blixen and a royal affair

Hørsholm sets the stage for the good life on the Øresund Coast, with three golf clubs, a first-class harbour and gorgeous castle hotels. And the city also boasts an exciting history.

Originally, this area was home to the splendid castle Hirschholm, known as the Versailles of the North. The town grew up around the castle, from which the name Hørsholm was derived. When you walk in the Castle Garden, you’ll need to use your imagination, because the castle was demolished in the wake of the scandalous affair between Struensee and Queen Caroline Mathilde in the 1770s. Now the garden is a lovely recreation area, with Hørsholm Church as the only building.

Hørsholm city centre boasts an active, urban vibe with modern pedestrianised streets, interesting shops, cafés and eateries. In Kulturhuset Trommen you can see concerts, theatre and talks, go to the cinema and use the library.
The Karen Blixen Museum along Rungsted Coast is a major attraction, but the Arboretum, Rungstedlund garden and bird sanctuary and the Museum of Hørsholm are also well worth a visit.

Visit Karen Blixen’s childhood home at Rungstedlund to gain an understanding of her life and work.


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2970 Hørsholm


Longitude: 12.499769

Latitude: 55.876631

Sights and activities

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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 these questions and more here.