December and Christmas is the perfect time of year to go for a one-day excursion from the city of Copenhagen to a lovely castle (or two!). One of our favorites is Frederiksborg Slot, located in Hillerød.
For every day of December, Frederiksborg Slot is offering a Christmassy setting and exhibition. Otherwise closed cabinets from the 1600s and 1700s are opened, exploiding royal gems like jewellery spices and letters. Another jewel are the tableclothes, from the 1600s in silk.
The castle on its own is also worth the trip. It was built in the 1700s as a residence for King Christian IV. It’s the largest Renaissance residence in Scandinavia. Frederiksborg Slot is located around 40 minutes from Copenhagen, and it’s easily accessible by taking the S-Train (Line E) to Hillerød. When arriving to Hillerød, you’re guaranteed a tremendous sight if you walk by the Castle Lake to the palace.
Frederiksborg Slot is open daily in December from 11.00 – 15.00.