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.


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.


Royale treasures in the castle Rosenborg
Royale treasures in the castle Rosenborg


Before we looked at the treasures inside the castle, we walked through the royal garden with its various garden areas. These offer many views of the castle. Wild ducks and geese feel at home in the ponds and gardens, and from time to time a pair of swans swam past us. On sheltered benches, walkers made themselves comfortable, watching the birds in their activities. Above all the tall sandstone building of Rosenborg Castle rises, at the back of which the royal guard's barracks adjoin. We were lucky and could observe the guard doing their exercises. Only the royal family was missing, to complete our insight into royal protocol of Denmark.


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 comfortable pumps .
  • If you like to wear skirts or dresses in summer, then they go well with them sandals.
  • You will definitely take souvenirs from Copenhagen with you. In one backpack you can accommodate them well.
  • Forget yours Camera not, because not only Rosenborg Castle attracts with beautiful photo motifs.


Barracks of the royal bodyguard
Barracks of the royal bodyguard


Royal Treasures in Castle Rosenborg

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
Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen


Rosenborg Slot
Øster Voldgade 4A
1350 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 3315 3286



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Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photos: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photo of the 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

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