Visit the Crown Jewels of Denmark in Copenhagen

Danish crown jewels are in the castle Rosenborg

Where are the Crown Jewels of Denmark in Copenhagen ?

They are impressive. Danish crown jewels in Copenhagen should be part of every visit to this city. But they weren't really on our sightseeing program for the capital of Denmark. We came to Rosenborg Castle by chance, which houses the crown jewels of the Danish royal family. The reason for this was a bike race that took place during our stay in Copenhagen. Our hotel, which we got from the ferry station of the DFDS ferry line wanted to reach from was beyond the route that the racing drivers were supposed to lap several times that day. Our navigation device didn't have any advice either, and we finally followed his advice to a nearby sight that seemed accessible from the maze of unknown streets in the center of Copenhagen - Rosenborg Castle. However, our GPS could not tell us what this lock was about.


Royal Gardens in Copenhagen
Royal Gardens in Copenhagen


Thus it was rather a coincidence, that the Danish crown jewels turned out to be the highlight of our visit to Copenhagen. We went there to wait, until the cyclists released the passage through Copenhagen's city center.


You can see original Danish crown jewels in Rosenborg Castle


Danish Kronjuwelen - taking pictures is not allowed (photo: public domain)
Danish Kronjuwelen - taking pictures is not allowed (photo: public domain)


The Danish Crown Jewels - impressive and worth seeing

As coincidental as our visit to Rosenborg Castle was, the Danish crown jewels are spectacular. And that's what Rosenborg Castle, the royal garden that surrounds it, and the treasury in the basement of the castle, where the treasure of gold and the crowns of the Danish royal family are located, offered in abundance. We began our tour of the castle in a small house, where the tickets are sold.


Where are the Crown Jewels of Denmark in Copenhagen ?
Danish Crown Jewels at Rosenborg Castle attract visitors


Before we look at the Danish Crown Jewels inside the castle, we take a walk through the King's Garden with its various garden rooms, which always offer new views of the castle. Wild ducks and wild geese feel at home in the ponds and gardens, and every now and then a pair of swans swim past us. Walkers make themselves comfortable on benches sheltered from the wind and watch the birds at work. Towering above it all is the tall sandstone building of Rosenborg Castle, with the barracks of the Royal Life Guards attached to the rear. We are lucky and can watch them during their exercises. Only the royal family is missing, then our insight into royal events in Denmark is complete. But this is rare.


What you need for a visit to Copenhagen

  • You will do a lot of walking in Copenhagen. Hence are comfortable shoes important.
  • If you are planning an elegant evening, then you should bring comfortable pumps .
  • If you like to wear skirts or dresses in summer, then they go well with them sandals.
  • You will definitely take home souvenirs from Copenhagen. Rosenborg Castle is not just about the Danish crown jewels. There is also a souvenir shop there. in one backpack you can store souvenirs well. For longer hikes in the area, we recommend one backpack.
  • Forget yours Camera not, because not only Rosenborg Castle attracts with beautiful photo motifs.


Barracks of the Royal Life Guard guarding Danish Crown Jewels
Barracks of the Royal Guard guarding the Danish Crown Jewels


Where are the Crown Jewels of Denmark in Copenhagen ?

Instead, we visited the magnificent rooms of the castle, which was built by Christian IV in 1606. At first it served as a royal residence. In 1838 it was opened to the public as a museum displaying the Danish Kings' Chronological Collection, including the Danish Crown Jewels, paintings, tapestries and more.

We walked through historic rooms, where you can feel the splendor of the Danish royal family. The underground vaults, where the Danish crown jewels are kept, were most impressive. Here, we understood immediately, why access to the castle is guarded by guardsmen. Enormous values are kept in these cellars. We came amazingly close to the crown jewels of the royal family. They don't allow to take pictures of the crowns. Thus the drawings from a Danish encyclopedia have to convey an impression of their splendor.


Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen houses the Danish Crown Jewels
Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen houses the Danish Crown Jewels


Rosenborg Slot and Danish Crown Jewels
Oster Voldgade 4A
1350 Copenhagen K
+45 3315 3286

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Source Danish Crown Jewels: Research on site. As always, our opinion remains our own.

Text Danish Crown Jewels : © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photos Danish Crown Jewels: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photo of the Danish Crown Jewels : By Danish_Crown_Regalia.png: the author is not credited in the original encyclopedia. The image comes from the fifth tome of the encyclopedia that was edited by Christian Blangstrup. derivative work: CSvBibra (Danish_Crown_Regalia.png) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Visit the Crown Jewels of Denmark in Copenhagen

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Food and Slow Travel blog  TravelWorldOnline. They have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Their topics are trips to Savor, wine tourism worldwide and slow travel. During her studies Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she - partly together with Petar Fuchs - traveled to the USA and Canada and spent a research year in British Columbia. This intensified her thirst for knowledge, which she satisfied for 6 years as an adventure guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as a tour guide for Studiosus Reisen around the world. She was constantly expanding her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: "What's beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do they eat in this region?" As a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), she is now looking for answers to these questions as a travel writer and travel blogger in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is among Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021. Find more Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs here.