The summer hermitage was built by one of the most famous Scandinavian kings, Christian IV, in the early 17th century. It quickly became his favorite residence. Today, many of the rooms are preserved as they were during the reign of Christian IV and you can experience the impressive possessions of the king and his descendants.
Among the main attractions is the Great Hall with the coronation thrones and three life-size silver lions standing guard. The king’s coronation throne is made of narwhale tusk, while the queen’s is of silver. Tapestries on the walls commemorate battles between Denmark and Sweden. Rosenborg also houses an exquisite collection of Flora Danica.
The invaluable crowns of the Danish royals and the crown jewels are kept in underground vaults. The crown jewels primarily consist of four garnitures: a brilliant set, a ruby/pearl set, a rose-cut diamond set and an emerald set – the emeralds being among the world’s finest.
2 January - 15 April: 10-15, closed on Mondays
10 - 25 February: 10-15, daily
24 March - 2 April: 10-16, daily
17 April - 15 June: 10-16 (closed on Mondays in April)
16 June - 15 September: 9-18, daily
16 September - 31 October: 10-16, daily
1 November - 22 December: 10-15, closed on Mondays
26 - 30 December: 10-16, daily
31 December: 10-15
Adults: 110 DKK
Groups (min. 12 people) per person: 90 DKK
Students: 75 DKK
Children (0-17 years old): Free
Combined ticket with Amalienborg Palace: 155 DKK
(Prices per March 2018)
Unfortunately, the castle is not built for wheelchairs. However, it is possible to visit the ground floor and the basement. Stairs lead to both levels, and it is therefore required that the wheelchair user is accompanied by a helper, who can lift him/her up and down the stairs. The helper is allowed free admission. If you are interested in a wheelchair accessible attraction, please check out our guide for accessible attractions here.