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Rosenborg Castle
Rosenborg Castle

Rosenborg Castle is a small castle situated at the centre of the Danish capital, Copenhagen. The castle was originally built as a country summerhouse in 1606 and is an example of Christian IV's many architectural projects. It was built in the Dutch Renaissance style, typical of Danish buildings during this period, and has been expanded several times, finally evolving into its present condition by the year 1624. Architects Bertel Lange and Hans van Steenwinckel are associated with the structural planning of the castle. Image File history File links Own photo, (c) 2004, Niels Elgaard Larsen Rosenborg, Copenhagen File links The following pages link to this file: Rosenborg Castle ... Image File history File links Own photo, (c) 2004, Niels Elgaard Larsen Rosenborg, Copenhagen File links The following pages link to this file: Rosenborg Castle ... For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ... The coronation of King Christian IV, painted by Otto Bache, 1887. ... This article is about building architecture. ... Hans van Steenwinckel the younger (June 24, 1587-August 6, 1639) was a Flemish-Danish architect who specialised in the Dutch Renaissance architectural style. ...


The castle was used by Danish regents as a royal residence until around 1710. After the reign of Frederik IV, Rosenborg was used as a royal residence only twice, and both these times were during emergencies. The first time was after Christiansborg Palace burned down in 1794, and the second time was during the British attack on Copenhagen in 1801. Frederick IV Frederick IV (October 11, 1671 - October 12, 1730) king of Denmark and Norway from 1699. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Battle of Copenhagen The Battle of Copenhagen (Danish: Slaget på Reden) was a naval battle fought on 2 April 1801 by a British fleet under the command of Admiral Sir Hyde Parker, against a Danish fleet anchored just off Copenhagen. ...


The castle is open to the public for tours and houses a museum exhibiting the Royal Collections, artifacts spanning a breadth of royal Danish culture, from the late 16th century of Christian IV to the 19th century. Some of these articles once belonged to the nobility and the aristocracy. The castle, now state property, was opened to the public in 1838. The coronation of King Christian IV, painted by Otto Bache, 1887. ...


The castle is popular with tourists to the capital as it is conveniently and centrally located, easily reached by both public bus routes and commercial tour buses. It attracts an estimated 200.000 visitors every year. Tourist redirects here. ...


Of special interest to tourists is an exhibition of the Crown Jewels and the Danish Crown Regalia located in the castle. A Coronation Carpet is also stored there. In the summer time, flowers bloom in front of the castle in the castle garden. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Danish Crown Jewels are kept at Rosenborg Castle. ... The Coronation Carpet is a Persian carpet owned by the Danish Royal Family. ...


The castle is situated in Kongens Have ("The King's Garden"), also known as "Rosenborg Castle Garden". The Rosenborg Castle Garden is the country's oldest royal garden and was embellished in the Renaissance style by Christian IV shortly before the construction of the main castle. Today, the gardens are a popular retreat in the centre of Copenhagen, and attract an estimated 2.5 million visitors every year. Next to the castle are barracks where the Danish Royal Life Guards, Den Kongelige Livgarde, perform exercises. A view of Rosenborg Castle from Kongens Have Rosenborg Castle Gardens (Danish: Kongens Have litterally The Kings Garden) is Copenhagens oldest and most visited park with 2. ... The Royal Danish Life Guards Den Kongelige Livgarde (Royal Life Guards) is an infantry regiment of the Royal Danish Army, formed in 1658. ...

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Rosenborg was honored as being the first faience miniplate in the 2010-series of plaquettes manufactured by Royal Copenhagen. Faience or faïence is the conventional name in English for fine tin-glazed earthenware on a delicate pale buff body. ... . ... The Royal Porcelain Factory (in Danish: Den kongelige Porcelænsfabrik) was founded in 1775 under the protection of Queen Juliane Marie and has since been recognised by its factory mark, the three waved lines above each other, which symbolises Denmark’s three straits: Øresund, Store Bælt and Lille B...


See also

This is a consolidated list of castles and palaces in Denmark. ... Windmills, antique (pictured) and modern, accent the gently rolling meadowlands of Denmark. ...

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Coordinates: 55°41′8″N, 12°34′40″E Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Rosenborg Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (369 words)
Rosenborg castle is a small castle situated at the centre of the Danish capital, Copenhagen.
The castle is open to the public for tours and houses a museum exhibiting the Royal Collections, artifacts spanning a breadth of royal Danish culture, from the late 15th century of Frederik II to the 19th century.
The Rosenborg Castle Garden is the country's oldest royal garden and was embellished in the Renaissance style by Christian IV shortly before the construction of the main castle.
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