The first day in Copenhagen, I found the Rosenborg palace but was too tired to go into it. The next day, I took the hop-on-hop-off bus (what a good idea this is for large cities, but not for small where there isn’t much to see!) and rode first to see the Little Mermaid and some other sights in the city, from another perspective. And then to the Rosenborg Palace.
This is a real palace, of course updated and restored over the years, but the furnishings are in many places original, there had been no destroying fire such as I’d see at Fredericksbørg Slot, and it was inhabited during much of the 17th Century. I tried to figure out which kings had the most influence on its building, but it is more than a bit confusing, with all the Christians and Fredericks.. But there’s the Mirror “cabinet” where Frederick IV (who started rule in 1700) could look up through the ceiling below to see under the skirts of ladies, and “Christian IV’s blood-stained clothes from the naval battle of Kolberger Heide, 1st July 1644.” Throne rooms to toilets, it’s very interesting.
In the lower depths there are the royal jewels and crowns. And THEY are quite spectacular.
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