Rosenborg Castle and the King's Gardens

Our second day in Copenhagen was a whirlwind. We walked EVERYWHERE and literally circled the entire Downtown Copenhagen (Indre By) area - from our Airbnb in Frederiksberg to Norreport to Nyhavn to Amalienborg Palace to Kastellet and The Little Mermaid - ending our tour of the city with a stop at Rosenborg Castle and the King's Gardens. What was intended to be a drive-by speed walk through the garden on our way to dinner (which was another 30-minute walk away, across from Christiansborg Palace) transformed into a leisurely stroll through the beautifully manicured rose gardens and lawns. It was the perfect way to end our day, reflecting on our action-packed adventures in peace and nature.

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The gardens surrounding Rosenborg Castle are the country's oldest royal gardens, laid out by King Christian IV in the early 1600s. And while you might think a royal garden would be reserved and strict, we were surprised to find that it was a lively community space. There were families and friends picnicking and playing games everywhere, and even a yoga class!

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While we didn't get a chance to tour Rosenborg Castle (which houses the Danish Crown Jewels), we thoroughly enjoyed people watching on the lawns during sunset, soaking in the youthful, carefree energy of the Danes.

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Rosenborg Castle & The King's Gardens Øster Voldgade 4 1350 København K