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Fredensborg is a railway town located in Fredensborg Municipality, North Zealand, some 30 kilometres north of Copenhagen, Denmark It is most known for Fredensborg Palace, one of the official residences of the Danish Royal Family As of 1 January 2015, the town had a population of 8,425-


  • 1 History
  • 2 Fredensborg Palace and surroundings
  • 3 Other landmarks
  • 4 Education
  • 5 Transport
  • 6 Namesakes
  • 7 Notable people
  • 8 Twin town
  • 9 References


Fredensborg in 1826,drawing by H G F Holm

The earliest settlement in the area was the village of Asminderød The town of Fredensborg emerged outside Fredensborg Palace which was completed in 1722 The name, which means the Palace of Peace", was chosen to commemorate the termination of the Great Northern War

Fredensborg Station opened on the new North Line in 1868

Fredensborg Palace and surroundings

Fredensborg Palace is mainly used by the Danish Royal Family in spring and Authumn Many of the houses that line the street which leads up to the main entrance to the palace are listed This is also the location of Store Kro, a historic inn which reopened in 2014

Other landmarks

The Fredensborg Houses

Asminderød Church dates from the 12th century The current tower dates from the 16th century

The Fredensborg Houses were designed by Jørn Utzon, the architect of Sydney Opera House


Fredensborg is home to two public primary schools: Fredensborg Skole with departments on Humlebækvej Vilhelmsro and Benediktevej and Endrupskolen on Endrupvej Fredensborg Municipality also operates primarys schools in Karlebo part of Fredensborg Skole, Humlebæk Humlebæk Skole and Langebjergskolen, Kokkedal Kokkedal Skole andUllerødskolen and Nivå Nivå Skole The nearest upper secondary schools are Frederiksborg Gymnasium in Hillerød and Espergærde Gymnasium in Espergærde


Fredensborg station is located on the Little North railway line between Hillerød and Helsingør The railway company Lokaltog operates the local train service with frequencies of twice an hour in the daytime on weekdays and once an hour in the evening and on weekends

National route 6, locally known as Hillerødvej southwest, Lindebakken central and Helsingørvej northeast,connects Fredensborg to Helsingør in the northeast and Hillerød and eventually Roskilde to the southwest Fredensborg Kongevej links Fredensborg with Hørsholm to the southeast


  • Fredensborg Palace
  • Fort Fredensborg
  • Fredensborg slave ship

Notable people

Carl Wilhelm Jessen, 1800
  • Carl Wilhelm Jessen 1764 in Fredensborg – 1823 a Danish naval officer and Governor of St Thomas in the Danish West Indies
  • Edvard Helsted 1816 – 1900 in Fredensborg a Danish composer
  • Frederik Hegel 1817 in Fredensborg – 1887 a Danish bookseller and publisher
  • Caroline Hammer 1832 – 1915 in Fredensborg one of the earliest professional women photographers in Denmark
  • Willy Breinholst 1918 in Fredensborg – 2009 a Danish author, screenwriter, and humorist
  • Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark 1934 – 2018 in Fredensborg Palace
  • Andreas Bjelland born 1988 in Fredensborg a Danish professional football centre back, currently playing for Brentford FC

Twin town

  • Sudbury, United Kingdom


  1. ^ "FredensborgFilmdatabase" Gyldendal in Danish Retrieved 12 July 2015 
  2. ^ a b "Historien om Fredensborg" Grundejerforeningen Kirkeleddet af 1998 in Danish Retrieved 12 July 2015 
  3. ^ "Kontakt til skolerne" Fredensborg Kommune in Danish Retrieved 12 July 2015 

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