In Ødammen in Frederiksborg Castle Gardens is the somewhat mysterious and alluring island, Louise Ø. It is named after Louise Rasmussen, better known as Countess Danner, Frederik 7's wife, and it was the couple's secret get-away.
Louise's Island is named after Louise Rasmussen, better known as Countess Danner, Frederik 7's wife.
A little piece of Norway
When Frederik 7 made the romantic part of the castle garden, he established the lakes Badstuedammen and Ødammen, the last artificial island. At Louise's Island, he built a log cabin, a miniature of a Norwegian manor. The plantation on the island consists of pine and birch trees to illustrate Norwegian nature. The Norwegian theme was meant to recreate a small piece of lost Norway that Denmark had to abandon in 1814.
Garden architecture with focus points
The romantic part of the castle garden is inspired by English garden art, winding paths and a return to nature. Part of the style is to create focus points in the garden, hence the Norwegian log cabin.
Frederik and Louise's get-away
There is no public access to Louise's Island – which is true to the spirit of the place. The island was meant as a retreat for the royal couple. However, you can enjoy the view as an exciting and curious feature in the beautiful Frederiksborg Castle Garden.