Only 30 km northwest of Copenhagen, lies Hillerod - one of the most important towns in the Scandinavian history. The main tourist attraction is Frederiksborg Castle, which for a long time was the seat of the Danish kings. Started in 1560 by King Frederick II, the palace became the royal residence of King Christian IV. Nowadays, the castle is open to the public and houses the Frederiksborg Museum/The Museum of National History. It is surrounded by a splendid baroque garden. Also well worth a visit is the Town Museum ("Bymuseet") hosting a permanent exhibition regarding the history of Hillerod. The ruins of Aebelhold monastery, dating from 1175, appertain to the largest monastery in the northern countries that belonged to the Roman Catholic monastic order, The Augustinians. The site also contains a museum showing its history.
Wonderful Copenhagen is one of the world's great walking cities. A cozy European capital, it's filled with stunning architecture ? classic and modern, historic sites, world-class museums, and some of the best shopping and dining in Europe. No matter what your interests, Copenhagen has a whole lot of sightseeing and entertainment on offer: the graceful statue of Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid, Tivoli Gardens, a charming all ages "Pleasure Park" in the heart of the city, the Danish crown jewels at Rosenborg Palace, shops on Strøget, eclectic art and antiquities collections at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Botanic Gardens, and other many beautiful parks.
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