The plaza in front of Fredensborg Palace
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Fredensborg is a railway town located in Fredensborg Municipality, North Zealand, some 30 kilometres north of Copenhagen, Denmark. It is most known for Fredensborg Palace, one of the official residences of the Danish Royal Family. As of 1 January 2015, the town had a population of 8,425-
The earliest settlement in the area was the village of Asminderød. The town of Fredensborg emerged outside Fredensborg Palace, which was completed in 1722. The name, which means the Palace of Peace," commemorates the termination of the Great Northern War.
Fredensborg Station opened on the new North Line in 1868.
Fredensborg Palace and surroundings
Fredensborg Palace is mainly used by the Danish Royal Family in spring and Authumn. Many of the houses that line the street which leads up to the main entrance to the palace are listed. This is also the location of Store Kro, a historic inn which reopened in 2014.
Asminderød Church dates from the 12th century. The current tower dates from the 16th century.
Fredensborg is home to two public primary schools: Fredensborg Skole (with departments on Humlebækvej (Vilhelmsro) and Benediktevej) and Endrupskolen on Endrupvej. Fredensborg Municipality also operates primarys schools in Karlebo (part of Fredensborg Skole), Humlebæk (Humlebæk Skole and Langebjergskolen), Kokkedal (Kokkedal Skole andUllerødskolen) and Nivå (Nivå Skole). The nearest upper secondary schools are Frederiksborg Gymnasium in Hillerød and Espergærde Gymnasium in Espergærde.
Fredensborg station is located on the Little North railway line between Hillerød and Helsingør. The railway company Lokaltog operates the local train service with frequencies of twice an hour in the daytime on weekdays and once an hour in the evening and on weekends.
National route 6, locally known as Hillerødvej (southwest), Lindebakken (central) and Helsingørvej (northeast),connects Fredensborg to Helsingør in the northeast and Hillerød and eventually Roskilde to the southwest. Fredensborg Kongevej links Fredensborg with Hørsholm to the southeast.
- Carl Wilhelm Jessen (1764 in Fredensborg – 1823) a Danish naval officer and Governor of St Thomas in the Danish West Indies
- Edvard Helsted (1816 – 1900 in Fredensborg) a Danish composer
- Frederik Hegel (1817 in Fredensborg – 1887) a Danish bookseller and publisher
- Caroline Hammer (1832 – 1915 in Fredensborg) one of the earliest professional women photographers in Denmark
- Willy Breinholst (1918 in Fredensborg – 2009) a Danish author, screenwriter, and humorist
- Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark (1934 – 2018 in Fredensborg Palace)
- Andreas Bjelland (born 1988 in Fredensborg) a Danish professional football centre back, currently playing for Brentford F.C.
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