Rosenborg Castle

Visit Rosenborg and explore some of the kingdom's greatest treasures. Christian IV built Rosenborg 400 years ago, and the castle created the setting for everyday life and special occasions for the king and his extensive family. The basement is home to the crown jewels and the royal crowns.  

In the Knight's Hall you'll discover the throne and the three life-sized silver lions that watch over them. The great royal throne is made from narwhal tusk with gilded figures, and the impressive queen's throne is made of silver. The walls display a large series of tapestries from 1693, which depict famous battles between Denmark and Sweden.

The authentic and well-preserved palace rooms invite you to step back in time and visit the king's private writing room and chambers. There are also a number of wax figures representing former members of the royal family. 

Two of the tower chambers showcase a large collection of the renowned Flora Danica service and one of the world's finest collections of Venetian glass, which Frederik IV brought home and exhibited in tower chambers.

The Crown Jewels in the Treasury 

The two royal crowns and queen's crown are kept together with the crown jewels in underground chambers with metre-thick walls. The crowns are lavishly decorated with precious stones and gold ornaments. 

The crown jewels primarily consist of four jewellery sets; a brilliant-cut diamond set, a rose-cut diamond set, a pearl-ruby setting and an emerald set. The emeralds are among the finest in the world. 

Please note that the Copenhagen Card does not provide access to the fast track. 

Portraits of Caroline Mathilde and her lover Johann Friedrich Struensee

At Rosenborg Castle you can see the portraits of Struensee and Queen Caroline Mathilde.  Caroline Mathilde was married to the mentally ill King Christian VII, but at the age of 19 she began an ill-fated relationship with the King's doctor Johann Friedrich Struensee.

When King Christian VII became too ill to rule, Struensee took over the government and ran the country for almost two years. He was arrested and executed in 1772, after which Caroline Mathilde was exiled to northern Germany.

The portrait of Struensee from 1824 is by Hans Hansen and is a copy of a painting by the court painter, Jens Juel. The portrait of Queen Caroline Mathilde is from 1771 and was painted by Jens Juel. They are both on display at Rosenborg Palace. 

Opening hours
01-11-2018 - 22-12-2018
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00-15:00
Monday closed
26-12-2018 - 31-12-2018
Wednesday - Sunday 10:00-16:00
Dec 31 10:00-15:00
02-01-2019 - 15-04-2019
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00-15:00
16-04-2019 - 31-05-2019
Monday - Sunday 10:00-16:00
Closed Monday 29/4
01-06-2019 - 31-08-2019
Monday - Sunday 10:00-17:00
01-09-2019 - 31-10-2019
Monday - Sunday 10:00-16:00
01-11-2019 - 22-12-2019
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00-15:00

Øster Voldgade 4A
1350København K