King Frederik II gave his name to the place, but it was his son Christian IV who built the Renaissance castle in 1600-1621. Frederiksborg Castle burned down in 1859, but was rebuilt and furnished as a museum on the initiative of the founder of the Carlsberg brewery.
The National History Museum at Frederiksborg Castle illustrates the history of Denmark with a significant collection of portraits, history paintings, art and furniture from the last five centuries.
The Chapel Wing
The Chapel Wing was spared when Frederiksborg Palace burnt down in 1859. It reflects the magnificence of the original castle. Every year several concerts are held in the chapel, and each Thursday you can experience concerts on the historic Compenius Organ from 1610. Outside services there is access to the castle chapel through the museum.