Welcome to Frederiksborg Castle! Most of this stunning, quadrangular-shaped palace was constructed during the early 17th century on three islets in the town of Hillerød. It is the finest and largest example of Renaissance architecture in Scandinavia and is frequently called the Nordic Versailles. Since being reconstructed in the late 19th century, it is home to the Museum of National History. Inside you will find an extensive collection of portraits of royalty, soldiers, politicians and the cultural elite that span centuries. Also on display are ornate rooms with period furnishings, tapestries and artifacts. The museum and the restoration were funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. It was established by J. C. Jacobsen, the founder of the Carlsberg brewery.