Rosenborg Castle

This beautiful castle rises in the landscape of the heart of Copenhagen in the King’s Garden. The castle was built by the King Christian IV in the early 17th century. It first was finished in 1606 but finally found its form how it is today in 1624. The architects behind this Dutch Renaissance style castle are Bertel Lange and Hans van Steenwinckel the Younger.

Rosenborg was originally build to be the royal summer residence in the country side but it was used until 1710 by the Danish regents. After that few times as the official residence of the royal family in cases as when the Christiansborg Palace burned down in 1794 and when the British attacked Copenhagen in 1801.

This castle is among many outstanding architectural projects executed by Christian IV. To name some, that you should visit are the Round Tower, the old stock exchange Børsen, Copenhagen fortress Kastellet, Church of Holmen and many more. The king is also known to almost bankrupting the country due to his lavish spending.

Today the Rosenborg Castle is owned by the state and you can visit it to see the amazing castle holding the Crown Jewels, Royal Regalia and royal art treasures.