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Hillerød - Frederiksborg

City: Hillerød is situated in the heart of Nordsjælland, surrounded by the largest forest area of Denmark. Hillerod is a municipality of the Danish region Hovedstaden, in the western part of Denmark. This municipality lies 38 km north of Copenhagen. In Denmark Hillerød is also known as C4-city. This is because King Christian IV started the construction of the Frederiksborg Castle in the year 1602. There are approximately 47 000 inhabitants here.

 

Building: Frederiksborg was originally a mansion called Hillerødsholm. It came into the possession of King Frederick II in 1560. He used it mainly as a base for hunting. Frederiksborg was the place of birth for the later King Christian IV in 1577 . His commitment to the place was clearly shown when he later demolished the buildings and built a Renaissance Castle.

The first part of Frederiksborg castle was built in 1560 by King Frederik II. His son Christian IV demolished it and built a new castle, starting in 1600. This castle was finished 20 years later. The style is Dutch Renaissance.


Object: God's name can be seen at the entrance of the museum. At the top of the gateway are beautiful ornaments. On the right side one can see two unicorns with a coat of arms between them. Under the coat of arms is a plaque with the following text:

INSIGNIA
ANNAE CATHERINAE. DEI GRATIA. DANIAE. NORVEGIA. VANDALORUM GOTHORUM. QVE REGINAE. MARCHIONISSAE BRANDENBURGIAE; SCHLESWIGI. HOLSATIAE. STORMARIAE ET DITHMARSIAE DUCCISAE. OLDENBURGI ET DELMENHORSTI COMMITISAE.
REGE ME JEHOVA
SPIRITU SANCTO TUO
1609

As the text indicates Anna Caterina of Brandenburg (1575-1612) is referred to here. Queen Anna Caterina was the wife of King Christian IV. "Rege me Jehova" means "Rule over me Jehova".

 

 

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