King's Garden

King's Garden

Mathias Mølgaard
Mathias Mølgaard
July 10, 2024

As you walk the vibrant streets of Copenhagen, one can't help but be drawn to the King's Garden, the city's oldest royal garden, offering a blend of serene beauty, rich history, and Denmark's finest horticulture. This is for those inquisitively exploring, seeking to unravel the history behind things. We at StoryHunt believe that your voyage of cultural discovery in Copenhagen is incomplete without a detour to this place. P

What is the Story Behind King's Garden?

The enchanting silhouette of King's Garden has been part of Copenhagen's cityscape since the early 17th century. This patch of tranquility was designed during the reign of King Christian IV, primarily for his Castle of Rosenborg that sits elegantly within the garden. Built initially as a private domain, it wasn't until 1770 that the King’s Garden was opened for the public's delight. Since then, it has continuously evolved, with added statues, a renaissance-styled rose garden, and the emblematic Hercules Pavilion, transforming into a cherished green hangout for locals and tourists alike.

Inside the garden there's also a statue of the famed author H.C. Andersen. If you want to find his location, it's available on the guided tour Discover Copenhagen.

How Much Does It Cost to Go to the King's Garden Copenhagen?

King's Garden in Copenhagen

One of the most attractive features of this Copenhagen Top Sight is its accessibility: entry to the King's Garden is absolutely free! A stroll through these grounds, admiring the highly-tended flowers, rustling trees and a castle with a 400-year-old legacy, won't cost you a dime. A perfect blend of budget-saving and enriching adventure indeed!

What Time Does King's Garden Copenhagen Open?

King's Garden in Copenhagen

King's Garden opens its gates as early as 7 am, and the closing time varies throughout the year, from 5 pm during winter months to as late as 10 pm during the summer solstice season. But we at StoryHunt recommend a morning visit, a tranquil world that's yet untouched by the hustle of the day awaits you.

Where are the Crown Jewels, Copenhagen?

The Danish Crown Jewels, a symbol of royal power and history, are safely harboured within the Rosenborg Castle in the King's Garden. A feast for the eyes, this collection includes the late Queen Margrethe I's Crown and other royal paraphernalia, signifying Denmark's rich regal heritage. The castle museum does have a small admission fee, but it's worth every penny.

Can You Drink Alcohol in the King's Garden?

King's Garden is a perfect picnic spot and you will often find people having a beer in the grass there. In general, you are allowed to drink in public in Denmark – and the King's Garden is a good place to do so if you fancy a beer in the open.

Good Food, Copenhagen?

Touring Copenhagen, of course, requires fuel, and fortunately, this city offers an eclectic mix of food vendors to satiate your gastronomic cravings. After your visit to the King's Garden, you might want to dive into the nearby Torvehallerne food market, Copenhagen's culinary hotspot. From local Danish delicacies to international favourites, you're sure to find something that teases your tastebuds.

Explore More with StoryHunt

After savouring the King's Garden, why not continue your cultural exploration with the StoryHunt app? We recommend three nearby sights worth considering:

  1. The Round Tower - One of Copenhagen's most recognizable landmarks built in the 17th century as an astronomical observatory.
  2. Botanical Gardens - A mini-jungle in the middle of the city, offering a rich collection of over 13,000 species of plants!
  3. Amalienborg Palace - The winter residence of the Danish royal family, a peek into royal life!

As the homegrown experts in Copenhagen, we invite you to delve deeper into the city's character with the StoryHunt app. Experience the city not only through sightseeing but through stories that fill the streets. Afterall, Copenhagen is not just about the attractions, it's all about the connections!

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Openings hours for (updated today)
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
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