The countryseat first served as king Christian IV's summerhouse outside the ramparts of the city, but was extended in several steps to its present size. The palace is built in the pragmatic and much loved Dutch renaissance style, which is sometimes called the Rosenborg style. The facades form an interlacing pattern of vertical and horizontal lines and are crowned by gable volutes and open spires that weave into the sky. It is quite exceptional to see a building which has been extended and added to for more than thirty years without losing its compositional unity. The palace is built in red brick laid in English bond with horizontal bands of sandstone.
Last updated Wednesday, January 22, 2014