Hillerød

Frederiksborg castle

Nestled between majestic beech forests, at the northern end of the s-train line from Copenhagen, Hillerød is the main regional centre and transport hub of North Zealand. For visitors, this small city of some 30.000 inhabitants is above all known for its large impressive renaissance castle.

Get in

Ever since the first railway reached the city in 1864, Hillerød has been the main transportation hub of the region. Since then a number of small railways has been build to connect the city with nearly all the towns of North Zealand, and the railway station is filled to the brim with commuters during rush hour peaks.

By train

By bus

Almost all cities north of Hillerød are served by buses from the train station, below are some of the more useful lines for tourists.

Get around

From the station follow the signs down Vibekevej to the city.

There is a small ferry that goes between the castle and the main square, DKK 25. There are also several buses. However, the town is very walkable.

See

ferry
Frederiksborg Castle, Knights Hall
castle church

Frederiksborg Castle

  Frederiksborg Castle (15 minutes walk, from the station follow the signs down Vibekevej, or use bus 301 or 302 (they both go in two opposite directions from the station, so ask if it goes to the castle)),  +45 4826 0439, e-mail: . Mid Mar-Oct: 10-17, Nov-Mar:11-15. 60 Kr. Build by Frederik II in 1560. Inside you can see the church, the halls, displays of old paintings. On the third floor is the modern collection with portraits and painting from 20th century Danish history.

For a day of castles, you can combine this with a visit to Fredensborg castle and Kronborg castle in Elsinore, by catching the small private railway that runs between Hillerød and Helsingør which also stops in Fredensborg on the way. If you're visiting from Copenhagen, it is possible to return from Elsinore by the Kystbanen' railway.

Hillerød Folk Museums

Other attractions

Do

Buy

There are many options for souvenirs near the castle.

Eat

Drink

All the places listed below are on the main pedestrianized street running through the center. Expect mainstream pop music at all the places below, for a city this close to the capital the nightlife scene here is rather provincial, on the other hand it is usually a lively experience.

Sleep

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