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Fredensborg Palace

Fredensborg Palace is situated 40 km north-west of Copenhagen, Denmark. 

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 help with directions using the map provided bellow


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Fredensborg Photos

Fredensborg Palace
Fredensborg Palace

FredenborgCastleFront
Fredenborg Castle Front

Fredensborg Slot
Fredensborg

Fredensborg Palace gardens
Fredensborg Palace gardens

Fredensborg Palace Nordmandsdalen
Fredensborg Palace Nordmandsdalen

Fredensborg Palace courtyard
Fredensborg Palace courtyard

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