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'''Hillerød''' is a small city of some 35.000 inhabitants, in northern [[Zealand]], [[Denmark]], notable for its castle.
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Nestled between majestic beech forests, at the northern end of the s-train line from Copenhagen, '''Hillerød''' [http://www.hillerod.dk/] is the main regional centre and transport hub of [[North Zealand]]. For visitors, this small city of some 30.000 inhabitants is above all known for its large impressive renaissance castle.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
Hillerød is a small transportation hub for the area north of Copenhagen.
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Ever since the first railway reached the city in 1864, Hillerød has been the main transportation hub of the region. Since then a number of small railways has been build to connect the city with nearly all the towns of North Zealand, and the railway station is filled to the brim with commuters during rush hour peaks.
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===By train===
 
===By train===
* '''[[Copenhagen]]''' Hillerød station is the north end of the S-train system Line '''E''' that runs between [[Køge]] and Hillerød through central Copenhagen. Leaves every 10 minutes during weekdays, and every 20 minutes in the evening and on weekends. Journey time is about 40 minutes between Hillerød and Copenhagen central station
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* '''[[Copenhagen]]''' Hillerød station is the north end of the S-train system Line '''E''' that runs between [[Køge]] and Hillerød through central Copenhagen. Leaves every 10 minutes during weekdays, and every 20 minutes in the evening and on weekends. Journey time is about 40 minutes between Hillerød and Copenhagen central station.
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* '''Northern [[Zealand]]''': Less frequent private railroads leaves Hillerød for; [[Fredensborg]], [[Elsinore]], [[Hundested]], [[Tisvildeleje]] and [[Gilleleje]], the two latter are both close to some excellent beaches.
 
* '''Northern [[Zealand]]''': Less frequent private railroads leaves Hillerød for; [[Fredensborg]], [[Elsinore]], [[Hundested]], [[Tisvildeleje]] and [[Gilleleje]], the two latter are both close to some excellent beaches.
  
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===By bus===
 
===By bus===
 
Almost all cities north of Hillerød are served by buses from the train station, below are some of the more useful lines for tourists.
 
Almost all cities north of Hillerød are served by buses from the train station, below are some of the more useful lines for tourists.
* '''[[Roskilde]]''' Line 600S[http://www.moviatrafik.dk/koreplaner/sogeresultat/Pages/Sogeresultat.aspx?number=600S] runs between Hillerød and Hundige via Roskilde, for access to the world heritage site Roskilde Cathedral, and the Viking Ship museum
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* '''[[Roskilde]]''' Line 600S [http://www.moviatrafik.dk/koreplaner/sogeresultat/Pages/Sogeresultat.aspx?number=600S] runs between Hillerød and Hundige via Roskilde, for access to the world heritage site Roskilde Cathedral, and the Viking Ship museum
* '''Frederikssund''' Lines 325[http://www.moviatrafik.dk/koreplaner/sogeresultat/Pages/Sogeresultat.aspx?number=325] and 307[http://www.moviatrafik.dk/koreplaner/sogeresultat/Pages/Sogeresultat.aspx?number=307] leaves about every hour on weekdays to Frederikssund by Roskilde Fjord.
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* '''Frederikssund''' Lines 325 [http://www.moviatrafik.dk/koreplaner/sogeresultat/Pages/Sogeresultat.aspx?number=325] and 307 [http://www.moviatrafik.dk/koreplaner/sogeresultat/Pages/Sogeresultat.aspx?number=307] leaves about every hour on weekdays to Frederikssund by Roskilde Fjord.
* '''Rungsted''' Lines 382E[http://www.moviatrafik.dk/koreplaner/sogeresultat/Pages/Sogeresultat.aspx?number=382E]Runs on the highway between Hillerød and Rungsted station near Øresund, on the ''kystbanen'' line, the Louisiana art museum is two stops on Kystbanen from Rungsted.
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* '''Rungsted''' Lines 382E [http://www.moviatrafik.dk/koreplaner/sogeresultat/Pages/Sogeresultat.aspx?number=382E] Runs on the highway between Hillerød and Rungsted station near Øresund, on the ''kystbanen'' line, the Louisiana art museum is two stops on Kystbanen from Rungsted.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
You can walk to the castle from the city or the station (15 minutes) or use bus 701 or 702.
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From the station follow the signs down Vibekevej to the city.
  
From the station follow the signs down Vibekevej to the city or the castle.
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There is a small ferry that goes between the castle and the main square, DKK 25.
 
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There is a small ferry that goes between the caste and the main square. DKK 25.
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==See==
 
==See==
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[[Image:FrederiksborgFerry.jpg|thumb|250px|ferry]]
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[[Image:FrederiksborgCastleRidderWT.jpg|thumb|250px|Frederiksborg Castle, Knights Hall]]
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[[Image:FrederiksborgCastleChurchWT.jpg|thumb|250px|castle church]]
  
[[Image:FrederiksborgFerry.jpg|thumb|ferry]]
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=== Frederiksborg Castle ===
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<see name="" alt="" address="" directions="15 minutes walk, from the station follow the signs down Vibekevej, or use bus 301 or 302 (they both go in two opposite directions from the station, so ask if it goes to the castle)" phone="+45 4826 0439," email="frederiksborgmuseet@frederiksborgmuseet.dk" fax="" url="http://www.frederiksborgmuseet.dk" hours="Mid Mar-Oct: 10-17, Nov-Mar:11-15" price="60 Kr"></see>
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Build by Frederik II in 1560. Inside you can see the church, the halls, displays of old paintings. On the third floor is the modern collection with portraits and painting from 20th century Danish history.
  
* <see name="Frederiksborg Slot" alt="Frederiksborg castle" address="" directions="" phone="+45 4826 0439," email="frederiksborgmuseet@frederiksborgmuseet.dk" fax="" url="http://www.frederiksborgmuseet.dk" hours="Mid Mar-Oct: 10-17, Nov-Mar:11-15" price="Entrance DKK 60">Build by Frederik II in 1560. It in walking distance from the city and the station. Inside you can see the church, the halls, displays of old paintings. On the third floor is the modern collection with portraits and painting from 20. century danish history.</see>
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* <see name="The Baroque Garden" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.ses.dk/148000c" hours="" price="">Do not miss the Baroque gardens started in 1720.</see>
  
:: ''For a day of castles, you can combine this with a visit to [[Fredensborg]] castle and Kronborg caste in [[Elsinore]], by catching the small private railway that runs between Hillerød and [[Helsingør]] which also stops in [[Fredensborg]] on the way. If you're visiting from Copenhagen, it's possible to return from [[Elsinore]] by the kystbanen' railway.''
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''For a day of castles, you can combine this with a visit to [[Fredensborg]] castle and Kronborg castle in [[Elsinore]], by catching the small private railway that runs between Hillerød and [[Helsingør]] which also stops in [[Fredensborg]] on the way. If you're visiting from Copenhagen, it is possible to return from [[Elsinore]] by the Kystbanen' railway.''
  
* <see name="The baroque garden" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Do not miss the baroque gardens started 1720 [http://www.ses.dk/148000c]</see>
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=== Hillerød Folk Museums ===
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* <see name="Bymuseet" alt="Town Museum" address="Helsingørgade 65" directions="" phone="+45 4826 4379" email="" fax="" url="" hours="May-Oct Tu-S 11AM-4PM" price="15 Kr, children below 18 free">Museum of local history for the last 600 years.</see>
  
* <see name="Æbelholt Kloster museum" alt="Æbelholt Abbey Museum" address="Æbeltholt 4" directions="" phone="+45 4824 3448" email="" fax="" url="" hours="May - October: 11 - 16 (Monday closed)." price="">The ruins of the largest medieval Augustinian abbey in the Nordic countries. The small museum on the grounds, has exhibitions about the medical history of the Augustinian order, including a garden with medical herbs, and some 300 sceletons on display! Once every year there is a middle age themed market day held, at the grounds around mid June.</see>
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* <see name="Frederiksgade" alt="" address="Frederiksgade 11" directions="" phone="+45 48 24 34 48" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Tu-Su 11-16" price="Free/Varies">In the old electric plant from the turn of the 20th century the museum administration has set up a nice temporary exhibition space with changing, but long-term, exhibitions, mainly themed around local history.</see>
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* <see name="Husmandsstedet" alt="" address="Sophienborg Allé 9" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">A mini open-air museum which is mainly used in live history mediation for local schools. Its not meant to be a public museum but if you're really interested call the museum at +45 48 24 34 48 to organize a tour</see>
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* <see name="Æbelholt Kloster museum" alt="Æbelholt Abbey Museum" address="Æbeltholt 4" directions="" phone="+45 4824 3448" email="" fax="" url="" hours="May - Oct: 11 - 16 (Monday closed)." price="">The ruins of the largest medieval Augustinian abbey in the Nordic countries. The small museum on the grounds, has exhibitions about the medical history of the Augustinian order, including a garden with medical herbs, and some 300 skeletons on display! Once every year there is a middle age themed market day held, at the grounds around mid June.</see>
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=== Other attractions ===
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*<see name="Annaborg" alt="" address="Frederiksværksgade 2A" directions="" phone="+45 48 26 33 29 " url="http://www.hillerodkunstforening.dk/" hours="Th-Su noon-16" price="Free" lat="55.935086" long="12.29658">Exhibition space in a beautiful neoclassical building from 1783, part of the building is occupied by the local Art Society which holds changing art exhibits and vernissages througout the year. </see>
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* <see name="Galleri Malling Beck" alt="" address="Hammersholt Byvej 21B" directions="" phone="+45 4826 9991" email="gallerimallingbeck@gmail.com" fax="" url="http://www.gallerimallingbeck.dk/" hours="Sa-Su 1PM-4PM or appointment" price="">Art gallery primarily exhibiting local painters.</see>
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
[[Image:FrederiksborgCastleRidderWT.jpg|thumb|Frederiksborg Castle, Knights Hall]]
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*<do name="Adventure Park" alt="" address="Milnersvej 37" directions="behind 'Frederiksborg hallen'" phone="+45 6088 7766" url="http://www.actioncenter.dk/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">This group has turned a 80,000 sq m area on the outskirts of Hillerød, into a fun adventure park, with a 1 km mountain bike track, numerous paintball scenarios, obstacle courses, tree climbing etc. Mainly caters to groups.</do>
*<do name="Brøckhouse" alt="" address="Høgevej 6" directions="" phone="+45 4824 2460" url="http://www.broeckhouse.com/" hours="" price="100 DKK" lat="" long="">Pay a visit to this microbrewery, which was one of the first, of the now numerous microbreweries in Denmark. Today it's one of the biggest, and it's excellent beers can be found in many bars and supermarkets. Tours of the brewery are held the first Friday of every month between 15.00 - 16.30</do>
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* <do name="Hillerød Golf Klub" alt="" address="Nysøgårdsvej 9, Ny Hammersholt" directions="" phone="+45 4826 5046" email="klubben@hillerodgolf.dk" fax="+45 4825 2987" url="http://www.hillerodgolf.dk/default_home.asp?cid=11" hours="" price=""></do>
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* <do name="BioCity Hillerød" alt="" address="Ndr. Jernbanevej 8-10" directions="" phone="7013 1211" email="" fax="" url="http://www.kino.dk/Biografer/BioCity-Hilleroed.aspx" hours="" price="Before 6PM 70-80 Kr, from 6PM 80-90 Kr">Cinema.</do>
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* <do name="Café Slotsbio" alt="" address="Frederiksværksgade 11C" directions="" phone="+45 4826 0564" email="" fax="" url="http://www.slotsbio.dk/cms/viewPage.php?frontPage=1" hours="Su-Th 7:30PM, F-Sa 7PM" price="">Historical cinema run by volunteers.</do>
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*<do name="Hillerød Svømmehal" alt="Swimming Pool" address="Milnersvej 39" directions="" phone="+45 48 25 12 35" url="http://www.frederiksborgcentret.dk/5/svoemmehal.html" hours="M 13-19,W 9-23,Th 14-19,F 13-19,Sa-Su 10-17" price="35 Kr" lat="55.920940" long="12.301345">Indoor swimmingpool with a 50 meter pool, 3 waterslides and springboards. Also have Reflexology and Massage avilable if you prebook.</do>
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*<do name="Klaverfabrikken" alt="" address="Fredensvej 12A" directions="" phone="+45 48 26 74 57" url="http://www.klaverfabrikken.dk/" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
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*<do name="Støberihallen" alt="" address="Nordstensvej 1" directions="" phone="+45 72 32 32 72" url="http://www.stoeberihallen.dk/" hours="" price="Price varies." lat="" long="">A cultural venue with treater performances and concerts and small art exhibitions in an old iron foundry. </do>
  
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
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There are many options for souvenirs near the castle.
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* <buy name="Sweater House" alt="" address=" Slangerupgade 1" directions="close to the castle" phone="''+45'' 48255125" email="sweaterhouse@email.dk" fax=""''+45'' 4825 142 url="http://www.sweaterhouse.dk/" hours="" price="">An impressive selection of woollen sweaters</buy>
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* <buy name="Slotsarkaderne" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.slotsarkaderne.dk/" hours="M-F 10AM-7PM, Sa 10AM-4PM, first Su every month 11AM-4PM" price="">Shopping center with more than 50 shops.  The architecture and design are not as terrible as often seen.</buy>
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* <buy name="Rowdy Radios" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.rowdyradios.dk/" hours="M-F 10AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-4PM" price="">Custom built radios with funky designs. They make excellent gifts and are relatively cheap for Denmark.</buy>
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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* <eat name="Babylon Café & Steakhouse" alt="" address="Slotsgade 59" directions="" phone="+45 4824 5350" email="" fax="" url="http://www.restaurantbabylon.dk/" hours="" price="Buffet 99 Kr, three course menu 199 Kr">Turkish and Greek cuisine</eat>
  
* '''La Perla''' [http://www.laperla.dk] Torvet 1, tel: ''+45'' 48243533.  Solid Italian food and quality wines. little bit expensive
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* <eat name="La Perla" alt="" address="Torvet 1" directions="" phone="+45 4824 3533" url="http://www.laperla.dk" hours="M-Sa 11:30AM-midnight" price="Main dishes 69-189 Kr" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Solid Italian food and quality wines, with the Italian chef singing in the kitchen. A little to the expensive side, but a cozy place.</eat>
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* <eat name="Slotskroen" alt="" address="Slotsgade 65" directions="" phone="+45 4848 4966" email="info@slots-kroen.dk " fax="" url="http://www.slots-kroen.dk/" hours="M-Sa 11AM-4PM, 6PM-9PM; Su 11AM-5PM" price="Open sandwiches from 48 Kr, mains 168-188 Kr">Danish cuisine focusing on open sandwiches for lunch.</eat>
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* <eat name="Spisestedet Leonora" alt="" address="Frederiksborg Slot, Møntportvejen 2" directions="at the castle" phone="''+45'' 48267516" url="http://leonora.dk" hours="Summer 10AM-5PM, winter 11AM-4PM" price="from 60 Kr" lat="" long="" email="leonora@eurokitch.dk" fax="">Good lunch in a historical setting on the castle ground, next to the lake.</eat>
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*<eat name="Café Hyggestedet" alt="The Cosy Place Café" address="Slangerupgade 2" directions="ca. 100 meters from the castle" phone="45+60931125" url="http://www.cafehyggestedet.dk" hours="10.00 - 18.00" price="reasonable" lat="" long="">This is a tea/coffee salón where you can enjoy warm drinks with a baked product of your choice. If you are in need of something more substantial, there's grilled ham & cheese sandwich. </eat>
  
* <eat name="Spisestedet Leonora" alt="" address="rederiksborg Slot, Møntportvejen 2" directions="at the castle" phone="''+45'' 48267516" email="leonora@eurokitch.dk" fax="" url="http://leonora.dk" hours="0am to 5pm in summer, 11am to 4pm in winter " price="from DKK 60">Good lunch in a historical setting on the castle ground, next to the lake.</eat>
 
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
All the places listed below are on the main pedestrianized street running through the center. Expect mainstream pop music at all the places below, for a city this close to the capital the nightlife scene here is rather provincial, on the other hand it's usually a lively experience.
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All the places listed below are on the main pedestrianized street running through the center. Expect mainstream pop music at all the places below, for a city this close to the capital the nightlife scene here is rather provincial, on the other hand it is usually a lively experience.
  
[[Image:FrederiksborgCastleChurchWT.jpg|thumb|castle church]]
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* <drink name="Café Hoe" alt="" address="Slotsgade 47" directions="near the castle" phone="+45 4826 6010" url="http://www.cafehoe.dk" hours="Th-Sa 7PM-5AM" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">This long time favorite with the local high school students, gets rather crammed in the weekends. But usually a good atmosphere albeit rather youngish. Also doubles as the normal cafe during daylight.</drink>
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* <drink name="John F Kennedy Pub" alt="Club Annabell" address="Torvet 4" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.club-annabell.dk" hours="" price="Cover charge 50 DKK, Draft beer 35 DKK" lat="" long="" 4826="4826" 0405="0405" email="info@club-annabell.dk" fax="">This place is a cafe and eating place until it transforms itself to a pub around 7PM, has a lovely outdoor terrace in the summer, and hosts occasional jazz nights. Weekend nights the place takes a name change to 'Club Annabell' and doubles as nightclub. The minimum age of 21, keeps the usual soldiers and high school students away. </drink>
  
* <drink name="Café Hoe" alt="" address="Slotsgade 47" directions="near the castle" phone="+45 4826 6010" url="http://www.cafehoe.dk" hours="Thursday to Saturday 19.00 - 05.00" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">This long time favorite with the local high school students, get's rather crammed in the weekends. But usually a good atmosphere albeit rather youngish. Also doubles as the normal cafe during daylight.</drink>
 
* <drink name="John F Kennedy Pub" alt="Club Annabell" address="Torvet 4" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.club-annabell.dk" hours="" price="Cover charge 50 DKK, Draft beer 35 DKK" lat="" long="" 4826="4826" 0405="0405" email="info@club-annabell.dk" fax="">This place is a cafe and eating place until it transforms itself to a pub around 19.00, has a lovely outdoor terrace in the summer, and hosts occasional jazz nights. Weekend nights the place takes a name change to 'Club Annabell' and doubles as nightclub. The minimum age of 21, keeps the usual soldiers and high school students away. </drink>
 
* <drink name="Golddigger" alt="" address="Gallerierne 35" directions="" phone="+45 4826 1060" url="http://www.golddiggerclub.dk" hours="23 - 05" price="275 DKK for gents and 175 DKK for the ladies" lat="" long="" email="no@golddiggerclub.dk" fax="">This newly opened club in the center, doesn't really live up to it's name, but is quite happening when it opens during the weekends. Entrance fee for all you can drink is: </drink>
 
 
* <drink name="Picadily" alt="" address="Torvet 5" directions="" phone="+45  4825 2211" url="http://www.picadily.dk/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Good sized place on the central square, occasionally breaks the monotony of mainstream pop although if the techno replacement is any better, you'll have to judge.</drink>
 
* <drink name="Picadily" alt="" address="Torvet 5" directions="" phone="+45  4825 2211" url="http://www.picadily.dk/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Good sized place on the central square, occasionally breaks the monotony of mainstream pop although if the techno replacement is any better, you'll have to judge.</drink>
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
* <sleep name="Danhostel Hillerød" alt="Hillerød Vandrehjem" address="Lejrskolevej 4" directions="Buses 702 &amp; 702 to the 'Folevang' stop" phone="+45 4826 9786" url="http://www.hillerodhostel.dk" checkin="10.00 - 20.00" checkout="10.00" price="160 DKK for dorm (only in summer) Rooms from 325 w/o bath" lat="" long="" email="info@hillerodhostel.dk" fax="">A large hostel in the forest on the outskirts of Hillerød, has bikes for hire. </sleep>
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* <sleep name="Hillerød Camping" alt="" address="Blytækkervej 18" directions="Buses 701 or 702 to the 'Frederiksgade' stop follow it, and turn down 'Åmosevej'" phone="4826 4854" url="http://www.hillerodcamping.dk/england/england.html" checkin="" checkout="" price="70 DKK for tent, or 270 for a small cabin" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Camping grounds located quite close to the city center, also has small spartan cabins 7 sq m or 14 sq m with room for 2 to 4 people.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Hillerød Camping" alt="" address="Blytækkervej 18" directions="Buses 701 or 702 to the 'Frederiksgade' stop follow it, and turn down 'Åmosevej'" phone="4826 4854" url="http://www.hillerodcamping.dk/england/england.html" checkin="" checkout="" price="70 DKK for tent, or 270 for a small cabin" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Camping grounds located quite close to the city center, also has small spartan cabins 7m2 or 14m2 with room for 2 to 4 people.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Hotel Hillerød" alt="" address="Milnersvej 41" directions="turn left after you exit the station, continue across the Intersection down Milnersvej" phone="+45 4824 0874" url="http://hotelhillerod.dk/index.php4" checkin="" checkout="" price="From 1010 DKK for a single" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">The city's only proper Hotel, there is a quite good restaurant in the basement. </sleep>
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* <sleep name="Danhostel Hillerød" alt="Hillerød Vandrehjem" address="Lejrskolevej 4" directions="Buses 701 &amp; 702 to the 'Folevang' stop" phone="+45 4826 9786" url="http://www.hillerodhostel.dk" checkin="10AM-8PM" checkout="10AM" price="160 DKK for dorm (only in summer) Rooms from 325 w/o bath" lat="" long="" email="info@hillerodhostel.dk" fax="">A large hostel in the forest on the outskirts of Hillerød, has bikes for hire. </sleep>
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*<sleep name="Sov Dejligt" alt="" address="Fredensvej 12" directions="" phone="+45 40 81 19 08" url="http://www.sovdejligt.dk/" checkin="" checkout="" price="350-1200 Kr" lat="" long="">Bed and breakfast.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Hammersholt B&B" alt="" address="Hammersholt Byvej 28" directions="http://map.krak.dk/m/aQxlK" phone="+45 22 57 45 77" url="www.hammersholtbb.dk" checkin="" checkout="" price="400 kr." lat="" long="">Cozy and comfortable bed and breakfast in natural surroundings.</sleep>
  
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* <sleep name="Hotel Hillerød" alt="" address="Milnersvej 41" directions="turn left after you exit the station, continue across the Intersection down Milnersvej" phone="+45 4824 0874" url="http://hotelhillerod.dk/index.php4" checkin="" checkout="" price="From 1010 DKK for a single" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">The city's only proper hotel, there is a quite good restaurant in the basement. </sleep>
 
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Frederiksborg castle

Nestled between majestic beech forests, at the northern end of the s-train line from Copenhagen, Hillerød [1] is the main regional centre and transport hub of North Zealand. For visitors, this small city of some 30.000 inhabitants is above all known for its large impressive renaissance castle.

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Get in

Ever since the first railway reached the city in 1864, Hillerød has been the main transportation hub of the region. Since then a number of small railways has been build to connect the city with nearly all the towns of North Zealand, and the railway station is filled to the brim with commuters during rush hour peaks.

By train

  • Copenhagen Hillerød station is the north end of the S-train system Line E that runs between Køge and Hillerød through central Copenhagen. Leaves every 10 minutes during weekdays, and every 20 minutes in the evening and on weekends. Journey time is about 40 minutes between Hillerød and Copenhagen central station.
Location of Hillerød

By bus

Almost all cities north of Hillerød are served by buses from the train station, below are some of the more useful lines for tourists.

  • Roskilde Line 600S [2] runs between Hillerød and Hundige via Roskilde, for access to the world heritage site Roskilde Cathedral, and the Viking Ship museum
  • Frederikssund Lines 325 [3] and 307 [4] leaves about every hour on weekdays to Frederikssund by Roskilde Fjord.
  • Rungsted Lines 382E [5] Runs on the highway between Hillerød and Rungsted station near Øresund, on the kystbanen line, the Louisiana art museum is two stops on Kystbanen from Rungsted.

Get around

From the station follow the signs down Vibekevej to the city.

There is a small ferry that goes between the castle and the main square, DKK 25.

See

ferry
Frederiksborg Castle, Knights Hall
castle church

Frederiksborg Castle

(15 minutes walk, from the station follow the signs down Vibekevej, or use bus 301 or 302 (they both go in two opposite directions from the station, so ask if it goes to the castle)), +45 4826 0439, (), [6]. Mid Mar-Oct: 10-17, Nov-Mar:11-15. 60 Kr. Build by Frederik II in 1560. Inside you can see the church, the halls, displays of old paintings. On the third floor is the modern collection with portraits and painting from 20th century Danish history.

  • The Baroque Garden, [7]. Do not miss the Baroque gardens started in 1720.

For a day of castles, you can combine this with a visit to Fredensborg castle and Kronborg castle in Elsinore, by catching the small private railway that runs between Hillerød and Helsingør which also stops in Fredensborg on the way. If you're visiting from Copenhagen, it is possible to return from Elsinore by the Kystbanen' railway.

Hillerød Folk Museums

  • Bymuseet (Town Museum), Helsingørgade 65, +45 4826 4379. May-Oct Tu-S 11AM-4PM. Museum of local history for the last 600 years. 15 Kr, children below 18 free.
  • Frederiksgade, Frederiksgade 11, +45 48 24 34 48. Tu-Su 11-16. In the old electric plant from the turn of the 20th century the museum administration has set up a nice temporary exhibition space with changing, but long-term, exhibitions, mainly themed around local history. Free/Varies.
  • Husmandsstedet, Sophienborg Allé 9. A mini open-air museum which is mainly used in live history mediation for local schools. Its not meant to be a public museum but if you're really interested call the museum at +45 48 24 34 48 to organize a tour
  • Æbelholt Kloster museum (Æbelholt Abbey Museum), Æbeltholt 4, +45 4824 3448. May - Oct: 11 - 16 (Monday closed).. The ruins of the largest medieval Augustinian abbey in the Nordic countries. The small museum on the grounds, has exhibitions about the medical history of the Augustinian order, including a garden with medical herbs, and some 300 skeletons on display! Once every year there is a middle age themed market day held, at the grounds around mid June.

Other attractions

  • Annaborg, Frederiksværksgade 2A, +45 48 26 33 29, [8]. Th-Su noon-16. Exhibition space in a beautiful neoclassical building from 1783, part of the building is occupied by the local Art Society which holds changing art exhibits and vernissages througout the year. Free. (55.935086,12.29658)
  • Galleri Malling Beck, Hammersholt Byvej 21B, +45 4826 9991 (), [9]. Sa-Su 1PM-4PM or appointment. Art gallery primarily exhibiting local painters.

Do

  • Adventure Park, Milnersvej 37 (behind 'Frederiksborg hallen'), +45 6088 7766, [10]. This group has turned a 80,000 sq m area on the outskirts of Hillerød, into a fun adventure park, with a 1 km mountain bike track, numerous paintball scenarios, obstacle courses, tree climbing etc. Mainly caters to groups.
  • BioCity Hillerød, Ndr. Jernbanevej 8-10, 7013 1211, [12]. Cinema. Before 6PM 70-80 Kr, from 6PM 80-90 Kr.
  • Café Slotsbio, Frederiksværksgade 11C, +45 4826 0564, [13]. Su-Th 7:30PM, F-Sa 7PM. Historical cinema run by volunteers.
  • Hillerød Svømmehal (Swimming Pool), Milnersvej 39, +45 48 25 12 35, [14]. M 13-19,W 9-23,Th 14-19,F 13-19,Sa-Su 10-17. Indoor swimmingpool with a 50 meter pool, 3 waterslides and springboards. Also have Reflexology and Massage avilable if you prebook. 35 Kr. (55.920940,12.301345)
  • Klaverfabrikken, Fredensvej 12A, +45 48 26 74 57, [15].
  • Støberihallen, Nordstensvej 1, +45 72 32 32 72, [16]. A cultural venue with treater performances and concerts and small art exhibitions in an old iron foundry. Price varies..


Buy

There are many options for souvenirs near the castle.

  • Sweater House, Slangerupgade 1 (close to the castle), ''+45'' 48255125 (), [17]. An impressive selection of woollen sweaters
  • Slotsarkaderne, [18]. M-F 10AM-7PM, Sa 10AM-4PM, first Su every month 11AM-4PM. Shopping center with more than 50 shops. The architecture and design are not as terrible as often seen.
  • Rowdy Radios, [19]. M-F 10AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-4PM. Custom built radios with funky designs. They make excellent gifts and are relatively cheap for Denmark.

Eat

  • Babylon Café & Steakhouse, Slotsgade 59, +45 4824 5350, [20]. Turkish and Greek cuisine Buffet 99 Kr, three course menu 199 Kr.
  • La Perla, Torvet 1, +45 4824 3533, [21]. M-Sa 11:30AM-midnight. Solid Italian food and quality wines, with the Italian chef singing in the kitchen. A little to the expensive side, but a cozy place. Main dishes 69-189 Kr.
  • Slotskroen, Slotsgade 65, +45 4848 4966 (), [22]. M-Sa 11AM-4PM, 6PM-9PM; Su 11AM-5PM. Danish cuisine focusing on open sandwiches for lunch. Open sandwiches from 48 Kr, mains 168-188 Kr.
  • Spisestedet Leonora, Frederiksborg Slot, Møntportvejen 2 (at the castle), ''+45'' 48267516 (), [23]. Summer 10AM-5PM, winter 11AM-4PM. Good lunch in a historical setting on the castle ground, next to the lake. from 60 Kr.
  • Café Hyggestedet (The Cosy Place Café), Slangerupgade 2 (ca. 100 meters from the castle), 45+60931125, [24]. 10.00 - 18.00. This is a tea/coffee salón where you can enjoy warm drinks with a baked product of your choice. If you are in need of something more substantial, there's grilled ham & cheese sandwich. reasonable.


Drink

All the places listed below are on the main pedestrianized street running through the center. Expect mainstream pop music at all the places below, for a city this close to the capital the nightlife scene here is rather provincial, on the other hand it is usually a lively experience.

  • Café Hoe, Slotsgade 47 (near the castle), +45 4826 6010, [25]. Th-Sa 7PM-5AM. This long time favorite with the local high school students, gets rather crammed in the weekends. But usually a good atmosphere albeit rather youngish. Also doubles as the normal cafe during daylight.
  • John F Kennedy Pub (Club Annabell), Torvet 4, (), [26]. This place is a cafe and eating place until it transforms itself to a pub around 7PM, has a lovely outdoor terrace in the summer, and hosts occasional jazz nights. Weekend nights the place takes a name change to 'Club Annabell' and doubles as nightclub. The minimum age of 21, keeps the usual soldiers and high school students away. Cover charge 50 DKK, Draft beer 35 DKK.
  • Picadily, Torvet 5, +45 4825 2211, [27]. Good sized place on the central square, occasionally breaks the monotony of mainstream pop although if the techno replacement is any better, you'll have to judge.


Sleep

  • Hillerød Camping, Blytækkervej 18 (Buses 701 or 702 to the 'Frederiksgade' stop follow it, and turn down 'Åmosevej'), 4826 4854, [28]. Camping grounds located quite close to the city center, also has small spartan cabins 7 sq m or 14 sq m with room for 2 to 4 people. 70 DKK for tent, or 270 for a small cabin.
  • Danhostel Hillerød (Hillerød Vandrehjem), Lejrskolevej 4 (Buses 701 & 702 to the 'Folevang' stop), +45 4826 9786 (), [29]. checkin: 10AM-8PM; checkout: 10AM. A large hostel in the forest on the outskirts of Hillerød, has bikes for hire. 160 DKK for dorm (only in summer) Rooms from 325 w/o bath.
  • Sov Dejligt, Fredensvej 12, +45 40 81 19 08, [30]. Bed and breakfast. 350-1200 Kr.
  • Hammersholt B&B, Hammersholt Byvej 28 (http://map.krak.dk/m/aQxlK), +45 22 57 45 77, [31]. Cozy and comfortable bed and breakfast in natural surroundings. 400 kr..
  • Hotel Hillerød, Milnersvej 41 (turn left after you exit the station, continue across the Intersection down Milnersvej), +45 4824 0874, [32]. The city's only proper hotel, there is a quite good restaurant in the basement. From 1010 DKK for a single.

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