Hørsholm Palace Garden

Hørsholm Palace Garden is called so because it used to encircle the now demolished Hirschholm Palace, north of Copenhagen. Today, instead Hørsholm Church stands on an island in the middle of the garden.

Hirschholm Palace was an impressive Baroque building, designed by architect Lauritz de Thurah. A visit to the nearby Hørsholm Museum will tell the story of one of Europe's most beautiful palaces, which for years served as a royal summer residence.

After the love scandal between the insane King Christian 7's wife Queen Caroline Mathilde and her lover physician Johan Friedrich Struensee, the palace was abandoned and was later demolished in 1810.

Take a walk in the kings' baroque garden

The Hørsholm Palace Garden was originally constructed as a baroque garden in the 18th century.

The present garden was established at the beginning of the 20th century. The Danish Forest and Nature Agency has worked to restore the grounds since 1993, and has now succeeded in recreating part of the symmetry of the old baroque gardens.

A 1.5 kilometre walk has been established in the palace garden. The walk is suitable for people with walking difficulties as well as wheelchair users. Take a walk in the footsteps of Caroline Mathilde and Struensee, sit on a bench and feel the history.

Opening hours
01/10/2012 - 31/12/2013 Monday - Sunday

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Wonderful Copenhagen redaktion@woco.dk



Folehavevej 15
2970 Hørsholm


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    Longitude : 12.5024213
    Latitude : 55.8750963

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