Sorgenfri Palace, Copenhagen

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Sorgenfri Palace (Danish: Sorgenfri Slot; lit. "Sorrow free", a direct calque of Sans Souci) is a royal residence of the Danish monarch, located in Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality, on the east side of Lyngby Kongevej, in the northern suburbs of Copenhagen. The surrounding neighbourhood is called Sorgenfri after it. Only the cellar and foundations survive of the first Sorgenfri House, which was built in 1705 to design by François Dieussart. The current house was built in 1756 by Lauritz de Thurah and later adapted and extended by Peter Meyn in the 1790s. Lauritz de Thurah has also designed buildings which flank the driveway closer to the road.

Sorgenfri Palace is surrounded by a large park which is bounded by Mølleåen to the east. It was adapted to the English Romantic style in the late 1790s and early 1899s and contains several small buildings.

Christian X used it as a summer residence and it has later been part of it let out to relatives of the royal family. The park is open to the public.
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  • This is by far one of the more tranquil, cosiest smaller of the castle parks in greater Copenhagen area. The walk down by the long river that stretches through the park is peaceful, beautiful and the....  more »
  • The main building is not open to the public. However, the garden and surrounding areas around the palace can be explored by visitors. It's a beautiful sight. There's a lake just overlooking the...  more »

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