Rosenborg Castle lies between the Royal Gardens and the Botanical Gardens. The Renaissance-style castle, dating from 1606, houses the Danish crown jewels and royal jewels in its cellars.

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Around Rosenborg Castle is the beautiful Kongens Have park with its rose garden, avenues of mature trees and vast lawns where you can lie down and have an impromptu picnic without worry.

The castle was built in 1606 by King Christian IV of Denmark as a summer residence for the royal family. It is built in a beautiful Renaissance style.

Visit the Crown Jewels

Rosenborg now no longer serves its function and is completely open to the public. Inside the castle there is a museum and the royal treasury, which can also be viewed by the general public at any time.

What will you see inside Rosenborg Castle?

TheDanish Crown Jewels are the museum's biggest attraction. In particular, the richly decorated royal crown of Kristian IV is one of the most beautiful royal jewels in the world.

The Royal Treasury is normally open on all days that Rosenborg is open.

In addition to the treasury, you can also explore the royal chambers with their magnificent Renaissance furniture, tapestries and beautiful carpets.

A total of 24 rooms are accessible, the most eye-catching of which is the bizarre mirrored cabinet. A room that is surrounded on all sides by mirrors of various sizes.

Admission and opening hours

Opening hours vary according to the time of year and are clearly listed on the official website. In the high season it is open every day, but in some parts of the year it is closed on Mondays.

Ticket prices are as follows:

  • Adults - 130 dkk
  • Students with ISIC card - 84 dkk
  • Combined Rosenborg + Amalienborg admission - 200 dkk for adults / 140 dkk for students

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Relax in the Royal Garden

To the south and east of the castle are the pleasant Royal Gardens, ideal for relaxing on warm summer days.

Here you can walk on the lawn and lie down in the shade of the mature trees without fear.

The biggest attraction of Kongens Have is the small rose garden by the pond next to the castle.

Accommodation nearby

The area around Rosenborg is very popular for accommodation due to its great accessibility and quieter atmosphere. We add tips for the best hotels nearby:

  • Generator Copenhagen *** - The hotel 200 metres from the southern edge of the gardens is one of the best value hotels in Copenhagen's historic centre with prices from 120 eur per night.
  • Scandic Norreport **** - the nearest hotel to the entrance of the castle (approx. 250 metres) is right by the Nørreport transport hub, with prices from 190 eur

Transport to Rosenborg

You can get here easily on foot within 5 minutes from the central train and metro station Nørreport, where many bus lines also cross.

  • Trains - all regional lines running through Nørreport
  • Metro - M1, M2
  • Buses - 5C, 6A, 15E, 150S, 184, 185

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