6 castles to see on our Zealand bike tours
CNN Travel recently visited Denmark and listed their 9 favourite Danish castles, and six of these castles you can discover on both our Royal Zealand tour and our King's Trail tour:
- Kronborg Castle
The setting for Shakespeare's play Hamlet, constructed in the 15th century and spectacular situated overlooking the narrow Øresund sound.
- Fredensborg Castle
Fredensborg Castle was built as a hunting seat for King Frederik IV in the 18th Century. Today this might be the castle that the Danish royals love the most. It offers a very peaceful setting surrounded by lush forests and Baroque gardens, and the gardens are open to visit all year round.
- Frederiksborg Castle
Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød is the largest Renaissance complex in the Nordic region. It's a true fairytale-like castle built on a lake and surrounded by picturesque Baroque gardens.
Located in the city centre of Copenhagen, this has been the residence of the Danish Royal Family since the end of the 18th century when their old home at Christiansborg was destroyed by fire.
Centrally located in Copenhagen and internationally known from the popular Danish political television drama 'Borgen', this is the only building in the world that houses all three official branches of power: executive, legislative and judicial. Go up the tower (free) and get a fabulous view of the city of Copenhagen.
Another castle located in the city centre of Copenhagen, today this castle is run as a museum exhibiting the Royal Collections, including the Crown Jewels and Regalia.
Check out CNN's full list with the 9 most beautiful castles in Denmark.
Visiting one or more of the many beautiful Danish castles is a fantastic way to discover Denmark. The castles give an exciting view into our country's rich history and have inspired both fairytales and the famous Shakespeare play Hamlet. Even though most of them are several hundred years old, many of them are still in excellent condition and used today as either places of residence by the Danish Royal Family, turist attractions or official branches of power.
Do you want to go on one of our bike tours and see some of these castle with your own eyes?
Here you can find your favourite among all of our bike tours in Denmark.