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Frederiksborg Slot III

Here's my fourth picture in the little series of Frederiksborg Slot in Hillerřd. This time the reflection of the biggest tower as well as the west-wing.
My other picture of this castle:
Frederiksborg Slot I
Frederiksborg Slot II
Frederiksborg Slotskirke

Frederiksborg Slot is located on three small islands in Slotsřen (Castle Lake). It was built as a royal residence for King Christian IV (1577-1648). It is the largest renaissance castle in Scandinavia. The first parts were built by King Frederik II (1534-1588), Christian's father, and date back to 1560. Frederik II gave the castle also its name. However most of the current castle was built between 1602-1620 by Christian IV and designed by the Dutch architects Hans and Lorents van Steenwinckel. The castle is built in Dutch Renaissance-style, just as many other buildings in Copenhagen, that date back to Christian IV's time, like Břrsen (Stock Exchange) and Rosenborg Slot.

After Christian IV's death, the castle was mainly used for ceremonies, especially to crown the Danish Monarchs. In 1720 Freden i Frederiksborg (Treaty of Frederiksborg) was signed here, that ended Den store nordiske krig (Great Northern War, 1700-1721), between Denmark-Norway and Sweden.
Nowadays the castle is used as a museum, Frederiksborgmuseet (The Frederiksborg Museum) or Det Nationalhistoriske Museum (Museum of National History). This museum was founded in 1878 by brewer J.C. Jacobsen of the Carlsberg Breweries, who also funded the reconstruction of the castle after a large fire in 1859.

In the WS I posted a rotated version.

I hope you like this shot too! :-)

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