Fredensborg Palace

A meeting place for the crowned heads of Europe

Fredensborg Palace. Photo: Thomas Rahbek.
Fredensborg Palace. Photo: Thomas Rahbek.

The palace by Lake Esrum in northern Zealand is the royalcouple’s most frequently used residence in the spring and autumn months. The beautiful rooms and halls often form the setting for major state visits and royal events.

King Christian IX too gathered royalty there from near and far: His six children were married to royals from other European countries. Among the best known were Edward VII of the United Kingdom and Tsar Alexander III of Russia. The first parts of the palace were built in 1720–22.

Visit Fredensborg Palace

Open 1st July - 11th August: 1 p.m.-4.30 p.m.

Guided Tours

In English 1.45 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.
Groups can book guided tours between 10 a.m. and 12 noon in the same period.

+45 33 40 31 87
Fredensborg Palace

Fredensborg Palace Chapel is part of the guided tour. Services are held most Sundays and public holidays (not 1st July - 11th August).


Fredensborg Palace Gardens. Photo: Simon Lautrop
Fredensborg Palace Gardens. Photo: Simon Lautrop

Fredensborg Palace Gardens are some of Denmark’s biggest historic gardens. They were laid out by Johan Cornelius Krieger at the same time as the palace was built, but was converted to French Baroque by Nicolas-Henri Jardin in 1759–65. Johannes Wiedewelt created many of the sculptures in the gardens, for example in the avenue Brede Allé.

Several of the long avenues in the gardens have been restored, so the gardens again appear as a French Baroque garden.

Open all year round
+45 33 95 42 00

Sailing on Lake Esrum

Starts from Chaluphuset in May–October.
+45 48 48 01 07.


The Private Gardens consist of an ornamental garden and nursery with a herb garden as well as the royal couple’s orangery, which is used for winter storage of exotic plants. The exuberant herb garden deliv­ers fresh flowers and vegetables to the royal household.


The Private Gardens: July 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (F).
The Orangery and Herb Garden: 1st July - 11. August 1 p.m.-4.30 p.m.


In English 2.30 p.m.
Large groups can book guided tours 10 a.m.–12 noon.

Last updated: 15.07.2013


Fredensborg Palace
Slottet 1B
3480 Fredensborg

  • The Agency for Palaces and Cultural Properties
  • H.C. Andersens Boulevard 2
  • DK - 1553 København V
  • Tlf: +45 3395 4200
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