NileGuide Expert Says:
Elegant and relaxing.
Frederiksberg Runddel 1
2000 Copenhagen, Denmark
tel: +45 7022 2442 (Tourist Information)
fax: +45 7022 2452 (Tourist Information)
NileGuide Expert tip:
Families with young children should hunt down the playground area.
Designed in the romantic style during the 1700s, Frederiksberg Gardens stretch out from the entrance at the end of Frederiksberg Alle with a glorious view of the central boating lake and the gently sloping lawns, with Frederiksberg Palace standing regally at its top. This Baroque-styled mansion was inspired by Frederik IIII's trips to Italy, and is now a school for military officers. It's usual to see almost-tame herons standing sentry around the lake, and the 200 year-old Chinese pagoda lends a more exotic air to the park. With blankets and baskets, families enjoy long picnics on the lawns, while the children's playground is another popular spot. Frederiksberg Have is neighbor to the wilder recreational area of Søndermarken as well as Copenhagen Zoo, located on Roskildevej.