There are many parks in and outside Copenhagen, and one of them is Bernstorff Palace Gardens. It is a large park, and while some of it is rather wild, other parts are almost like an English landscape garden. There is a rose garden, an orchard and a pretty tea house, and the white castle is prominently positioned at the top of a hill.
Bernstorff Palace Gardens is named after King Frederik V’s foreign minister Johan Hartvig Ernst Bernstorff, who built the castle in the middle of some of the most beautiful countryside. At that time you could see all the way to Copenhagen and all the way to the sea.
Since the 1850s the castle has been used as a summer residence for the royal family, but today it belongs to the Danish State. The Palace Gardens have been open to the public since 1945 – and since I live next to the park for the moment, I will tell you a little more about it later…
Photo: © Mia Folkmann