Rosenborg Castle

The beautiful Rosenborg Castle was built in the 17th century under the command of Scandinavian King, Christian IV. He was basically a power obsessed ruler who came in to power at the really young age of 19. He had this castle built as a summer house for him and his family (and probably his many mistresses). It was said that this was his favorite residence in all of Denmark.

After his reign, this castle was used as a residence for the Royal family only two times. The first time was after Christiansborg Palace burned down in 1794, and the second time was during the British attack on Copenhagen in 1801.

Now the castle is a museum open to the public. It houses the crowned jewels of Denmark, which are the most spectacular artifacts I have ever seen. Denmark has the oldest Monarch, so there are so many things to look at from the different centuries. Tapestries cover the walls to commemorate battles between Denmark and Sweden.

img_0036

Located on the third floor, the Long Hall was completed in 1624. It was originally intended as a ballroom but now houses the coronation chairs, along with beautiful tapestries.The second floor has many of the royal families bedrooms and even showcases Christian IV’s original toilet. The ground floor has great artifacts incased for viewing, along with other art pieces. Then the crowned jewels are located in the basements.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Overall, the Rosenborg Castle is a really interesting, and worth the trip. Seeing the Crown Jewels really helped me to understand the concept of a Monarch government, and what it was like to be a member of the Royal Family of Denmark.

Advertisements

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Marmy Clason says:

    I am always stunned by images of crowned jewels and reminded of the intercultural concepts of the value of power. The expression and need to show power in society by it’s most elevated members is embodied in the display of jewels and artifacts like these.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. marinamaras says:

    Thanks Marmy! I keep connecting ideas here from your intercultural class!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s