Fredensborg

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Fredensborg
Town
The plaza in front of Fredensborg Palace
The plaza in front of Fredensborg Palace
Fredensborg is located in Denmark
Fredensborg
Fredensborg
Coordinates: 55°58′30″N 12°24′20″E / 55.97500°N 12.40556°E / 55.97500; 12.40556Coordinates: 55°58′30″N 12°24′20″E / 55.97500°N 12.40556°E / 55.97500; 12.40556
Country  Denmark
Region Vapital Region
Municipality Roskilde
Population (2015)
 • Total 8,425
Time zone GMT (UTC+1)
Postal code 3480 Fredensborg

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-

History[edit]

Fredensborg in 1826,drawing by H. G. F. Holm

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", was chosen to commemorate the termination of the Great Northern War.[1][2]

Fredensborg Station opened on the new North Line in 1868.

Fredensborg Palace and surroundings[edit]

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.

Other landmarks[edit]

Asminderød Church dates from the 12th century. The current tower dates from the 16th century.[2]

The Fredensborg Houses were designed by Jørn Utzon, the architect of Sydney Opera House.

Education[edit]

Fredensborg is home to two public primary schools: Holte Skole (with departments on Humlebækvej (Vilhelmsro) and Benediktevej) and Endrupskolen on Emdrupvej. 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).[3] The nearest upper secondary schools are Frederiksborg Gymnasium in Hillerød and Espergærde Gymnasium in Espergærde.

Transport[edit]

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.

Twin town[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FredensborgFilmdatabase". Gyldendal (in Danish). Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Historien om Fredensborg". Grundejerforeningen Kirkeleddet af 1998 (in Danish). Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kontakt til skolerne". Fredensborg Kommune (in Danish). Retrieved 12 July 2015.