Rosenborg Palace and the wonderful Royal garden around it are visited by almost all tourists who come to Copenhagen. Now it is located in the center of the city, but in 1606, when construction was started, it was outside the city border.
The young king Christian IV of the Oldenburg dynasty in 1606 decided to build his own Palace and purchased a plot of 40 hectares outside the border of Copenhagen. He took a personal part in the design of the Palace, although the construction of the Palace in the Renaissance style was handled by the architect Hans Stenwinkel the Younger. After 28 years, Rosenborg castle and garden was ready for the Royal family to live in.
Initially, the Palace was intended as a summer residence, but then Rosenborg became a Royal residence. It remained so until 1710, when Frederiksberg castle was built. This castle in the Italian Baroque style was more suitable for the life of monarchs in the 18th century.
Since 1834, king Frederick VI decided to turn the Rosenborg Palace into a Museum. Despite frequent fires that caused the old buildings in Copenhagen to fail, the Rosenborg Palace has remained unchanged since 1633.
Here is interesting to see the interiors of the Palace, which are arranged in chronological order. You can see how the style of interior design changed from the Renaissance style of king Christian IV, to Neoclassicism of Frederick VIII.
Of particular interest are the Marble hall, the Christian V Hall, the Frederick IV hall, and the Porcelain Cabinet. In the workroom of Frederick IV, you can see the Berlin tapestries. There are personal belongings of kings in many halls. The Knight Hall is the largest and most pompous. The Royal thrones are placed here.
You must visit the Royal Treasury. Here is placed interesting exposition of gold and precious regalia and jewelry that were used by the Danish kings. In the Treasury, you can see the crowns of Danish kings.