Fredensborg Palace is situated 40 km north-west of
The summer residence of the Danish court, it was originally a hunting
seat, built between 1719 and 1722 for Frederick IV.
Fredensborg Palace History
The Fredensborg Castle comprised a
corps-de-logis and an octagonal forecourt surrounded by single-storey buildings. The
corps-de-logis, the nucleus of the layout, is a centralized building with a square hall in the
middle, two storeys high and surmounted by a four-sided cupola.
The plan of the building is derived from the Palladian villa type, but
the shape of the cupola gives the exterior a French rather than Italian appearance. The central
hall is undoubtedly inspired by a similar room in the Palazzo Albergati in Bologna, attributed
to Baldassare Peruzzi, which Frederick visited twice.
The original building was gradually enlarged by the addition of other
structures, for example a chapel wing placed between an orangery and a guest house connecting
the corps-de-logis with the stables.
This wing was erected from 1742, together with ten smaller buildings
that flanked the entrance to the castle. In 1741 the second storey of the corps-de-logis was
raised, and the four minaret-like chimneys built.
From 1754 to 1756 the main building was augmented with four pavilions
at the corners, with a link building between two of them. The final alteration took place in
1774–1776, when the forecourt buildings were raised by one storey.
Fredensborg Denmark Map&Location
Fredensborg is located 40 km north-west of Copenhagen, Denmark. Get
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Fredenborg Castle Front
Fredensborg Palace gardens
Fredensborg Palace Nordmandsdalen
Fredensborg Palace courtyard