Fredericksborg Castle, Copenhagen, Denmark


This photochrome print is from the “Views of Architecture and Other Sites in Copenhagen, Denmark” section in the catalog of the Detroit Publishing Company. It shows Fredericksborg Castle as it appeared in the last decade of the 19th century. The 1892 edition of Baedeker’s Norway, Sweden, and Denmark: Handbook for Travellers offered the following information about the castle: “This palace was erected in 1602-20 by Christian IV in a plain and vigorous Renaissance style, on the site of an older building of Frederick II. The massive edifice, which consists of four stories, with towers and gables, has been restored since a fire in 1859, and is now fitted up as an historical museum. Some of the rooms are sumptuously decorated, especially the Knights’ Hall and the Dining Room.”

Last updated: January 8, 2018