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Frederiksborg castle

Hillerød is a small city of some 35.000 inhabitants, in northern Zealand, Denmark, notable for its castle.

Get in

Hillerød is a small transportation hub for the area north of Copenhagen.

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
  • 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.
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[10] runs between Hillerød and Hundige via Roskilde, for access to the world heritage site Roskilde Cathedral, and the Viking Ship museum
  • Frederikssund Lines 325[11] and 307[12] leaves about every hour on weekdays to Frederikssund by Roskilde Fjord.
  • Rungsted Lines 382E[13]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

You can walk to the castle from the city or the station (15 minutes) or use bus 701 or 702.

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

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


  • "Frederiksborg, +45 4826 0439, (), [1]. Mid Mar-Oct: 10-17, Nov-Mar:11-15. 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. Entrance DKK 60.
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.
  • The baroque garden. Do not miss the baroque gardens started 1720 [2]
  • Æbelholt Kloster museum (Æbelholt Abbey Museum), Æbeltholt 4, +45 4824 3448. May - October: 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 sceletons on display! Once every year there is a middle age themed market day held, at the grounds around mid June.


Frederiksborg Castle, Knights Hall



  • La Perla [14] Torvet 1, tel: +45 48243533. Solid Italian food and quality wines. little bit expensive


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.

castle church
  • Café Hoe, Slotsgade 47 (near the castle), +45 4826 6010, [3]. Thursday to Saturday 19.00 - 05.00. 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.
  • John F Kennedy Pub (Club Annabell), Torvet 4, (), [4]. 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. Cover charge 50 DKK, Draft beer 35 DKK.
  • Golddigger, Gallerierne 35, +45 4826 1060 (), [5]. 23 - 05. 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: 275 DKK for gents and 175 DKK for the ladies.
  • Picadily, Torvet 5, +45 4825 2211, [6]. 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.


  • Danhostel Hillerød (Hillerød Vandrehjem), Lejrskolevej 4 (Buses 702 & 702 to the 'Folevang' stop), +45 4826 9786 (), [7]. checkin: 10.00 - 20.00; checkout: 10.00. 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.
  • Hillerød Camping, Blytækkervej 18 (Buses 701 or 702 to the 'Frederiksgade' stop follow it, and turn down 'Åmosevej'), 4826 4854, [8]. Camping grounds located quite close to the city center, also has small spartan cabins 7m2 or 14m2 with room for 2 to 4 people. 70 DKK for tent, or 270 for a small cabin.
  • Hotel Hillerød, Milnersvej 41 (turn left after you exit the station, continue across the Intersection down Milnersvej), +45 4824 0874, [9]. The city's only proper Hotel, there is a quite good restaurant in the basement. From 1010 DKK for a single.

Get out

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