A royal park with interesting trees for a day of relaxation.
The green lungs of the city.
Frederiksberg Have park is the great green lung in the heart of the city. It could be considered a Danish king's whim, specifically King Frederick IV, who, in 1690, commissioned a French and Italian garden, similar to the European courts that he had seen when travelling during his youth. The Italian-French design included the Frederiksberg Palace, as a summer residence with gondola rides on its lakes, which soon became the seat of the court and nobility. Iterestingly, two centuries later, fashion changed in favour of English landscaping, as you will find today, with mansions inspired by Switzerland and China, exotic temples, artificial waterfalls, mountains in the shape of animals, caves, trails and even a curious 'Dummy Tree', where children traditionally hang their dummies in its branches.