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Esrum Sø

Lake Esrum: Life in the backyard of the royal family

Photo: Thomas Høyrup Christensen

Lake Esrum north of Copenhagen is steeped in history: It shares its address with the spring and autumn residence of the queen, has a stately past as the “laundry lake” of the Danish royal family and part of a “pleasure park” almost exclusively reserved for the royals in the 18th century.