Jægerspris Slot

This medieval fortress, located around 6 kilometers (4 miles) west of Frederikssund, has been used by Danish monarchs from the early 14th century and is now available to the public. Abrahamstrup, the original royal structure, is still standing despite having been engulfed by the north wing of the current complex. A life-size statue of a deer by Adelgund Vogt, a student of renowned Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen, stands in front of the castle’s entryway.

Frederick VII made the palace his summer home in the middle of the 19th century. The monarch’s widow, Countess Danner, converted a portion of the castle into a haven for impoverished and orphan girls after his passing in 1863. The facility was established as Denmark’s first children’s home. The austere manner of life at a Danish orphanage in the early 20th century is shown in an unique display.

A large portion of the home still has a royal feel to it, and guests may see opulent chambers that Frederick VII personally designed. A display of archaeological artifacts reflects one of Frederick VII’s enduring interests.

The greatest collection of rhododendrons in Zealand can be seen in the gardens that extend to the back, where 54 obelisks with busts of notable Danes stand. Jaegerspris’ surrounding woodlands provide excellent chances for cycling and trekking.

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