The Frederiksborg Slot is a castle in Hillerød, about an hour train ride north of Copenhagen. We only stayed in Copenhagen for a few days but we still took this half-day long trip. Hillerød is a lovely little town. It’s quiet and peaceful and I would move there in an instant. The first view of the castle across the lake is breathtaking. I would move there only for that view. :)
Inside there is a small gallery with medieval paintings and some fully furnished rooms. Behind the castle there’s a gorgeous garden and park that you can visit for free. There’s a great view of the castle from the garden as well. This castle is one of the most picturesque buildings I’ve visited.
The opera house in Copenhagen made it to my favorite architecture in a second. It is monumental because of it’s size but by using mostly glass the architects kept some lightness. The location is also open and airy, and with it’s overhanging roof the building sort of floats above the sea which is quite an accomplishment for a building of this size. For those still wondering: yes I’m an architecture student and even though it means so much work I love it more every year. :)
Denmark was always very high on my ”Would love to visit” list, but I have never been until this September. And to be honest it was every bit as good as I expected. It’s many canals are similar to Amsterdam but I loved Copenhagen more. It’s somewhat more open and lighter and you are more in touch with the sea.