Fredensborg Palace, Fredensborg

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Fredensborg Palace is a palace located on the eastern shore of Lake Esrum (Danish, Esrum Sø) in Fredensborg on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in Denmark. It is the Danish Royal Family’s spring and autumn residence, and is often the site of important state visits and events in the Royal Family. It is the most used of the Royal Family’s residences.HistoryAt the end of the Great Northern War King Frederick IV asked architect Johan Cornelius Krieger, royal gardener to the court at Rosenborg Castle, to build him a small pleasure palace on the site of a farmyard named Østrup. Krieger built the French-inspired baroque palace 1720–1726, and the King himself took an active part in the planning of the building and grounds, and followed construction closely. The man responsible for the actual construction was General Building Master Johan Conrad Ernst, who was also responsible for the construction of Frederiksberg Palace.While the building was still under construction Denmark–Norway and Sweden negotiated a peace treaty, which was signed July 3, 1720 on the site of the unfinished palace The treaty determined the fate of Skåne, which since that time has been a part of Sweden, and ended Denmark’s eleven-year participation in the Great Northern War. To commemorate the signing of the peace accord the palace was named Fredens Borg (lit. "Peace's Castle").
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  • The garden at this castle is huge and very beautiful. Look at the herbes garden as well, in the summer it is amazing.  more »
  • A majestic place with excellent scenery with not only carefully trimmed bushes, but also forests with trees growing naturally.  more »
  • Couldn't get a guided tour, but the castle is beautiful and has a beautiful, large garden. Just one little downside: I have never seen so many mosquitoes in all my life. Get some repellent, and you'll have a good time.
  • Unfortunately was closed... and no info on line that alerted us. You can stroll the gardens, but we're told palace closed early August.

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