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Rosenborg Castle
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Rosenborg Castle is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Dutch Renaissance castle was originally built for Scandinavian King, Christian IV, as a country summerhouse in 1606, and was expanded upon until 1624. The castle served as a royal residence and was used by Danish regents until about 1710, after this point, it was only used as a royal residence twice, once in 1794 and again in 1801. The Long Hall was originally intended as a ballroom, but it was used as a Royal Reception Room and for banquets in the early 18thcentury; the name changed to The Knights Hall in the 19thcentury. The castle boasts a museum of artifacts that includes stucco ceilings, frescoes, wax figures of former royal inhabitants, Venetian glass collections set in tower chambers, Denmark’s Crown Jewels, Danish Crown Regalia, relief sculpture, and tapestries depicting historical events and battles. The Long Hall also houses the coronation chair of the Danish Kings. The Rosenborg Castle Garden is the country’s oldest royal garden and was embellished by King Christian IV before he had the main castle built. The Royal Life Guard garrison guards the castle; their barracks are located next to the castle. The castle is currently owned by the state. Rosenborg Castle is open to the public. 

Crown of King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway from Odense dated between 1595-96 on display at Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen

The crown was made by Dirich Fyring from gold with enamel, table-cut stones and pearls. The enamelled figures on the crown illustrate the virtues which a good king should possess and his role as the monarch. 

Photographs taken by myself 2018