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HistoryEdit

 
Fredensborg in 1826,drawing by H. G. F. Holm

The earliest settlement in the area was the village of Asminderød. The town of Fredensborg emerged outside Fredensborg Palace, which was completed in 1722. The name, which means the Palace of Peace," commemorates the termination of the Great Northern War.[2][3]

Fredensborg Station opened on the new North Line in 1868.

Fredensborg Palace and surroundingsEdit

Fredensborg Palace is mainly used by the Danish Royal Family in spring and autumn. Many of the houses that line the street which leads up to the main entrance to the palace are listed. This is also the location of Store Kro, a historic inn which reopened in 2014.

Other landmarksEdit

Asminderød Church dates from the 12th century. The current tower dates from the 16th century.[3]

The Fredensborg Houses were designed by Jørn Utzon, the architect of Sydney Opera House.

EducationEdit

Fredensborg is home to two public primary schools: Fredensborg Skole (with departments on Humlebækvej (Vilhelmsro) and Benediktevej) and Endrupskolen on Endrupvej. Fredensborg Municipality also operates primarys schools in Karlebo (part of Fredensborg Skole), Humlebæk (Humlebæk Skole and Langebjergskolen), Kokkedal (Kokkedal Skole andUllerødskolen) and Nivå (Nivå Skole).[4] The nearest upper secondary schools are Frederiksborg Gymnasium in Hillerød and Espergærde Gymnasium in Espergærde.

TransportEdit

Fredensborg station is located on the Little North railway line between Hillerød and Helsingør. The railway company Lokaltog operates the local train service with frequencies of twice an hour in the daytime on weekdays and once an hour in the evening and on weekends.

National route 6, locally known as Hillerødvej (southwest), Lindebakken (central) and Helsingørvej (northeast),connects Fredensborg to Helsingør in the northeast and Hillerød and eventually Roskilde to the southwest. Fredensborg Kongevej links Fredensborg with Hørsholm to the southeast.

NamesakesEdit

Notable peopleEdit

 
Carl Wilhelm Jessen, 1800

Twin townEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BY3: Population 1. January by urban areas The Mobile Statbank from Statistic Denmark
  2. ^ "FredensborgFilmdatabase". Gyldendal (in Danish). Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Historien om Fredensborg". Grundejerforeningen Kirkeleddet af 1998 (in Danish). Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Kontakt til skolerne". Fredensborg Kommune (in Danish). Retrieved 12 July 2015.