Visit Rosenborg Castle in the heart of Copenhagen and explore some of the kingdom's greatest treasures. The castle features 400 years of splendor, royal art treasures and the nation’s well-guarded Crown Jewels and Royal Regalia.
NB: it is necessary to book a time-slot for your visit at Rosenborg Castle.
Rosenborg Castle was built by one of the most famous Scandinavian kings, Christian IV, in the early 17th century. Christian IV fathered more than 20 children, was a patron of the arts and built some of the most significant buildings in Copenhagen. Of his many castles, Rosenborg became his favorite.
Today, the glory of the past can be experienced through the impressive possessions of Christian IV and his descendants.
Among the main attractions is the Great Hall with the coronation thrones and three life-size silver lions standing guard. The king’s coronation throne is made of nar¬whale tusk with gilt figures, while the queen’s is of silver. Tapestries on the walls commemorate battles between Denmark and Sweden.
The interiors are well-preserved and invite the visitor to take a journey in time. The visitor can experience the king’s private writing cabinet, his bathroom, and see wax figures of former royal inhabitants. Rosenborg also houses an exquisite collection of Flora Danica and one of the world’s finest Venetian glass collections, both set in tower chambers.
The crowns of the Danish kings and queens are kept in special vaults with access from Rosen¬borg’s basement. The crowns are embellished with table-cut stones, enamel and gold ornamentation. They were last used for coronations in 1840.
The crown jewels are living treasures, as they are the only ones in the world which are both displayed to the public and in royal use, by HM Queen Margrethe. They primarily consist of four garnitures: a diamond set, a ruby set, a pearl set, and an emerald set – the emeralds being among the world’s finest.
Travel back in history
Visit The Winter Room; the best preserved room from the original Castle, which was the most important of the Christian IV's three private chambers.
The bays are from 1758. In front of the bay to the right stood Christian IV's mechanical arrangement for raising and lowering the drawbridge.
Christian IV lay in state here and the exhibits are mostly from his time.
Øster Voldgade 4A
1350 København K