About 15 kilometers southwest of Helsingør, elegant Fredensborg Palace was built in 1719-22 in the Italian Baroque style. Today, the palace exhibits a Classical facade and is the spring and autumn residence of the Royal Family. 

King Frederik IV named the castle "Fredensborg," meaning "Peace Castle," to celebrate the end of the Great Northern War in 1722. 

When the Queen is in residence, a Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place every day at noon. Surrounding the palace, the French Baroque-style Fredensborg Palace Gardens is one of the most impressive parks in Denmark.