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Welcome to Frederiksborg!

At Frederiksborg, we of course comply with the health authorities’ requirements for limiting Covid-19 infection. This means that there are some requirements that the museum and visitors must meet, in order to provide and gain access to The Museum of National History’s collections and special exhibitions.

Frederiksborg’s rooms and magnificently ornamented halls make up several thousand square metres of museum. There is plenty of room, which allows you to easily maintain social distancing, and the chronological structure of the museum’s exhibition creates a natural flow to the visit with room for immersion and exploration of different periods and details along the way.  Traffic in the museum, including stairwells, is one-way. Visitors are asked to comply with the one-way restrictions, which follow the history of Denmark and include visits to, among other places, the Castle Church and the Audience Hall. There is direct access to special exhibitions. In smaller rooms, as well as in the arrival area, there is room for a limited number of visitors at a time.

The ticket to the museum is valid all day, and during the visit it is possible to leave the exhibitions to visit, for example, the Baroque Garden and the museum’s restaurant, which also opens on Saturday 24 April. The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining.

The following rules apply for visitors to the museum:

  • Visitors aged 16 and older must present either a digital ‘corona pass’ or a physical ‘corona pass’ in combination with ID – A ‘corona pass’ is documentation of corona vaccination, a negative coronavirus test: PCR max. 96 hours old/quick test max. 72 hours old, or a positive coronavirus test which is at least 14 days and max. 12 months old. Read more about the ‘corona pass’ here (in Danish): https://coronasmitte.dk/raad-og-regler/coronapas
  • Visitors can move around in groups based on current assembly guidelines.

Hand sanitisers are available at the museum.

The Children’s History of Denmark exhibition in the cellars of Frederiksborg, which is normally open on public holidays and during the summer period, is not open. Instead, we recommend the museum’s tracking games for families with children, and the SMARTIFY app, which tells the story of Frederiksborg at children’s level as you move around the castle.

Opening hours

Frederiksborg is open every day throughout the year:

November – March: 11.00-15.00
April – October: 10.00-17.00

Admission prices

Adults: DKK 75
Children (0-5 years): Free
Children (6-15 years): DKK 20
Students: DKK 60
Seniors (65+): DKK 60
Family ticket (2 adults + 3 children): DKK 150
Group ticket (min. 10 people): DKK 60 per person
Year pass: DKK 300
The ticket is valid for the whole day

Photography, cloakroom and baby-changing spaces

Photography

Photography with the use of tripod, selfie stick and flash is not permitted inside the Museum.

Cloakroom and Bags

You may not carry large bags (max. size is 15cm x 30cm x 25cm), backpacks, umbrellas, water bottles etc. as you walk around the Museum. Please use the cloakroom lockers in the Museum’s lobby.

Prams and Baby-Changing Spaces

You may not take your own prams and pushchairs into the Museum. The Museum’s custodians will instruct you where to place them. You can borrow carrying slings for toddlers and umbrella pushchairs from the ticket office. There are baby-changing spaces in the toilets in the Inner Courtyard.

Food and Drinks

You are permitted to eat packed lunches under the colonnade in the Inner Courtyard and on the benches in the Outer Courtyard. In Slotsgade and by the entrance to the Castle complex there are tables and benches. In the Castle Garden there are a number of excellent spots for enjoying a break in a scenic setting.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted in the Museum or Inner Courtyard.

Dogs

Dogs and other animals are not permitted in the Inner Courtyard or the Museum. Authorised guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

Audio Guides, App and Printed Guides

Audio Guide

The museum’s audio guide takes you around the castle and through Danish history. The audio guide is available via the museum app SMARTIFY in Danish, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Chinese, Russian and Ukrainian. SMARTIFY can be downloaded from App Store and Google Play.

Room Guide

The room guide offers descriptions of the various rooms at the castle in Danish and English. Available via SMARTIFY.

Scan the artworks

Use SMARTIFY to scan artworks and get information about portraits and history paintings.

Mobile coverage at the museum may vary. Therefore, we recommend that you download SMARTIFY guide before your visit, or in the entrance hall, where free Wi-Fi is available.

Printed Guides

Museum Brochure

The museum brochure provides an introduction to the Museum of National History and its special attractions.

Download the museum brochure.

Floor Plan

You can use the Floor Plan as a mini-guide and map for your tour of the Museum. In the Floor Plan the room numbers refer to the numbers located above the doors to each room. The number refers to the room you are standing in. You will always be handed a copy of the Floor Plan when you purchase a ticket.

Download the Floor Plan.

Descriptions of the rooms

In the Museum’s rooms you will find descriptions in Danish and English of the room in question and selected artefacts.

How to Get Here and Parking

How to Get Here by Car

Enter ‘Frederiksborg Castle’ or ‘Møntportvejen’ on your GPS.
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Parking

It is possible to park in a paid car park at Annaborg, within walking distance of the museum. The museum does not own the space, and is not involved in the operation of the car park. All questions and complaints should be directed to Europark.

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At Rendelæggerbakken (Tromlepladsen) and Batzkes Bakke behind the Baroque Garden, there are free parking spaces at a walking distance of 500 m and 1 km, respectively, from the museum. The walk offers a beautiful stroll through the castle gardens.

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Buses

Drop off and pick up: There are drop off and pick up points for buses at the entrance to Møntportvejen. During the visitors’ stay at the museum, buses can be parked on Roskildevej, where there are six bus parking spaces with 3-hour parking on the section of road between Herredsvejen and the roundabout at Milnersvej. There are three spaces on each side of the road. Distance to remote parking on Roskildevej is approx. 2 km. Expected driving time is approx. four minutes.

Long-term parking: Buses can also stop at Tromlepladsen by Rendelæggerbakken behind the Baroque Garden. From here, guests can stroll through the Baroque Garden down to the castle. The walking distance to the castle is 500 metres, with an impressive view of the gardens and castle.

Due to construction work, it is currently not possible to park on/by Markedspladsen.

How to Get Here by Public Transport

Take the S-train line A to Hillerød (approximately 40 minutes from Copenhagen). From Hillerød Station you can walk to the castle (View the route here.) or take the local busses 301 (direction: Ullerød) or 302 (direction: Sophienlund) and get off at the stop “Frederiksborg Slot”.

You can find your itinerary on Journey Planner.

Guided Tours

During the summer of 2020, guided tours are in Danish only. At 11.00 a.m. the tour is targeted kids and families. At 14.00 there is a genral tour.

For other languages please see and use our audio guide  (information above)

The guided tours are free when entrance to the Museum has been paid.

Booking Special Guided Tours and Events

The beautiful setting of Frederiksborg Castle is perfect for special occasions such as a group visit or a company event. The Museum offers customised events by appointment.

Special Guided Tours

The Museum offers special guided tours of the Castle’s splendid rooms and the rich collection of history paintings, portraits, furniture and applied art. Often the guided tour will take the form of a journey through the history of Denmark from the Middle Ages to the present day, or it could be arranged to highlight a special theme: for example, the Age of Christian IV or the Portraiture through the ages. A special guided tour could also feature the Museum’s current exhibitions. Outside opening hours, particularly in the dark half of the year, there is the option of booking tours by flash light. Special guided tours can be organised in the vast majority of languages.

Max. number of participants per special guided tour: 30.

Price within opening hours: DKK 1300 per group (1 hour) and DKK 1600 per group (1½ or 2 hours) + admission at the current rates. Outside opening hours there is an extra charge to cover the cost of security.

For an extra charge, you can book guides in historical costumes or light refreshments. Price by agreement.

To book a special guided tour, call Mette Carstensen (Executive Secretary) on +45 4820 1432 or email her at dnm@dnm.dk

Events etc.

The Museum offers special events for companies and other large groups: for example guided tours, team games and hosts in historical costumes. If you require food and beverages as part of the event, call Restaurant Leonora on +45 4826 7516.

To book a company event call Mette Carstensen (Executive Secretary) on +45 4820 1432 or email her at dnm@dnm.dk

Accessibility

Drop-off and Parking

There are two parking bays for cars with a handicap permit (sign mandatory) in the Outer Courtyard (The Fountain Courtyard). They are located on the right-hand side of the Gate Tower. There is also the option of dropping off disabled visitors in the Outer Courtyard or, by special arrangement with the security staff at the Gate, driving right up to the Castle entrance in the Inner Courtyard.

Please be aware that all outdoor areas are cobbled.

Handicapped Accessible Entrance

There is a wheelchair-friendly entrance to the right of the main entrance. Press the button to call for assistance.

Lift and Handicap Toilet

There is a lift connecting all floors of the Museum. That means that, with the exception of the Castle Chapel and the Great Hall, wheelchair users can visit the entire Museum. If the four or five steps can be managed, there is a wheelchair available in the Great Hall. Unfortunately, wheelchair users cannot visit the exhibition for children in the cellar.

There is a handicap toilet in the basement, which can be accessed from the lift.

Loan of Wheelchairs

The Museum has two wheelchairs, which can be borrowed from the ticket office.

Guide Dogs

Authorised guide and assistance dogs are welcome in the Museum.

Museum Shop

The Museum Shop features a wide and fascinating range of gift items, books, souvenirs, postcards and posters. The shop has the same opening hours as the Museum.

You can contact the shop by emailing them at butik@dnm.dk  or calling them on +45 4820 1454.

Restaurant Leonora

Restaurant Leonora reopens 30 May.

At Restaurant Leonora, located down by the Castle Lake, you can round off your visit with an excellent Danish lunch or refreshments. In summer there is outdoor seating on the sunny terrace.

Restaurant Leonora is located behind The Castellan’s House at the end of Møntportvejen and is named after King Christian IV’s daughter, Leonora Christina.

To reserve a table, call the restaurant on +45 4826 7516

The Little Ferry

From Hillerød town centre you can sail the most beautiful nautical mile in Denmark on the Castle Lake at Frederiksborg Castle. The little ferry sails from Hillerød Torv to the Baroque Garden and the trip takes about 30 minutes. The ferry sails when the flag is flying at the landing stages of both Hillerød Torv and the Baroque Garden. The trip costs DKK 30 for adults and DKK 10 for children.

Read more about the Castle Ferry and sailing times here

Frederiksborg Castle has housed The Museum of National History since 1878, when it was established by brewer J.C. Jacobsen, the founder of Carlsberg. The Museum is still run as a branch of the Carlsberg Foundation.

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