|Town or city||Kongens Lyngby|
|Client||Dowager Princess Sophie Caroline of East Frisia|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Lauritz de Thurah|
Today the palace is closed to the public but the palace gardens are always accessible.
Originally a country seat, Sorgenfri Palace was built for the Danish nobleman Count Carl Ahlefeldt in 1705-06. The palace first became a royal residence in 1730 after coming into the possession of the Danish Royal Family.
Crown Prince Frederick (later King Frederick V of Denmark) appointed the royal architect Lauritz de Thurah (noted also for his remodelling and expansion of Hirschholm Palace) to construct a wing for the gentlemen of the Court.
Upon his accession to the throne, Frederick gave the residence to his aunt Sophie Caroline, Dowager Princess of East Frisia. The Princess instructed de Thurah to demolish the palace in 1756 to make way for a new palace.
Sorgenfri was the preferred summer residence of King Christian X and his wife Queen Alexandrine. Both of Alexandrine's children Frederick and Knud, were born there. Both Knud and his wife Caroline-Mathilde lived at Sorgenfri Palace until their respective deaths in 1976 and 1995.
From 1991, Count Christian of Rosenborg, a first cousin of Margrethe II, and Countess Anne Dorte lived in a detached wing of the palace called Damebygningen until they died in 2013 and 2014, respectively.
The palace is located in a 40 hectares (99 acres) garden, which was originally made in Baroque style in 1706. Prince Frederick had this changed to an English landscape garden style between 1791 and 1794. The line of lime trees in front of the palace is still a trace of the baroque style garden.
Architect Nicolai Abildgaard was responsible for the garden pavilions The Swiss House and The Norwegian House.
The Mølleåen river runs through the park on the east side.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Sorgenfri Slot.|
- "Sorgenfri Palace". Danish monarchy. Retrieved 2009-01-20.
- Paulsson, Thomas (1958). Scandinavian Architecture: Buildings and Society in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden from the Iron Age Until Today. University of Michigan. p. 152.
- "Sorgenfri Palace and Palace gardens". Palaces and Properties Agency (Denmark). Retrieved 2009-01-20.