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Sunday, June 25, 2017

7 Jun 2017 - Copenhagen Day 2: Rosenborg Castle

We initially planned to visit the aquarium today, but the whole family overslept and we only woke up close to lunch time. As such, we decided to visit nearby attractions to cut down on travelling time as most places close at about 5pm. The 1st place that we visited was the Rosenborg Castle.
Rosenborg Castle was built by one of the most famous Scandinavian kings, Christian IV, in the early 17th century.
The interiors are well-preserved and visitors can experience the king’s private writing cabinet, his bathroom, paintings and see wax figures of former royal inhabitants
Javier had a Castle map in hand and was focused on locating the exhibits highlighted on the castle map.
Among the main attractions is the Knights’ Hall with the coronation thrones and three life-size silver lions standing guard. Tapestries on the walls commemorate battles between Denmark and Sweden.
Nice ceiling across the Throne room.
Rosenborg also houses an exquisite collection of Flora Danica and one of the world’s finest Venetian glass collections, both set in tower chambers
After visiting the 3 floors of the castle, we went down to the basement Treasury where the Royal Collections were on display.
Javier continued his "Treasure Hunt" while Jerlene were busy snapping all the beautiful displays.
The crowns of the Danish kings and queens are kept in special vaults and are embellished with table-cut stones, enamel and gold ornamentation.
The crown jewels primarily consist of four garnitures: a diamond set, a ruby set, a pearl set, and an emerald set – the emeralds being among the world’s finest.
We spent slightly more than an hour touring around the castle.
Before leaving the castle, we had the privilege to witness the changing of guards.

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