Any visit to Copenhagen’s gorgeous King’s Garden eventually leads to Rosenborg Castle. Built by Christian IV, the 400-year-old Renaissance palace was the King’s his favorite abode and he was often in residence there. A visit to Rosenborg Castle is like walking back in time. Displays include not only possessions of Christian IV and his heirs, but is home to the Danish Royal Jewels and ancient tapestries on the walls that commemorate battles between Denmark and Sweden. The coronation thrones, with three life-size silver lions standing guard, are on display the Knights’ Hall. And the tower chambers hold collections of Flora Danica and one of the world’s finest Venetian glass collections.
While I highly recommend touring the interior of the palace, if time is limited, just strolling around the exterior is worthwhile. The gardens and moat are stunning, and the lawns just beg for picnickers. But should you decide to take the tour, it is advisable to buy a ticket ahead of time, online, as the lines are long.