Fredensborg Palace is a palace located on the eastern shore of Lake Esrum in Fredensborg on the island of Zealand in Denmark. It is the Danish Royal Family‘s spring and autumn residence, and is often the site of important state visits and events in the Royal Family. It is the most used of the Royal Family’s residences.
With our visit taking place in the summer there was nobody home. Well, I don’t think so, anyway. This stop was a brief one just to hear a few details about the building and to hop out to take some photos for five minutes.
Architecturally, the building wasn’t the most impressive we’ve visited and with no chance to explore closer on this visit there wasn’t a lot to recommend. While we’re happy to have seen it I wouldn’t say it’s worth going out of your way to take a look although if you’re in the area, as we were, then it’s something to check off.
The only point of interest in our brief photo stop at the Danish palace was watching the lone soldier marching back and forth in front of the building. We were able to get very close to him. It was interesting to see his reaction when a car turned onto the road approaching Fredensborg; while he never broke step once his head and eyes were turned and locked onto the vehicle the entire time. Good to see that level of alertness.
As we left Fredensborg Palace and made our way back to the coach we passed a group of soldiers drilling off to one side.