King's Garden

Photo: Martin Heiberg
Parks and gardens

Øster Voldgade 4

1350 København K


Phone:33 95 42 00

fax:3393 1716

The King's Garden in Copenhagen - sometimes referred to as Rosenborg Garden - was laid out during the reign of King Christian IV in connection to his pleasure Palace.

The huge flowerbeds are is a spectacular sight during the summer months.

The gardens are the country's oldest royal gardens and were established in the Renaissance style by Christian IV in the early 1600's.

Today the gardens are a popular retreat in the centre of Copenhagen, and are visited by an estimated 2.5 million people per year.

Although the park has undergone several major changes, the three entrances have been preserved. Inside the park you will find the Hercules Pavillon, and the famous statue of Hans Christian Andersen.

The gardens are home to a large herbaceous border, a rose-garden and a multitude of different-sized sculptures.

In 2001 the garden acquired a new attraction, the symmetrical Renaissance garden Krumspringet, while for the amusement of children there is an artistic adventure playground which opened in 1998.

In midsummer, there is a puppet show for children - the lawns are crowded with sun-worshipers on warm days and during Copenhagen Jazz Festival several bands can be heard playing within the area.


Øster Voldgade 4

1350 København K


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