If you’re at Rosenborg Castle, there are two free gems, across two different streets from the Castle – the Botanical Gardens, and the Reformed Church.

The Botanical Gardens:

The Reformed Church – home to German, French and Korean congregations – is a world of beautiful carved woodwork. We learned from our book, Secret Copenhagen, that the Queen’s box (photos are at the bottom of the collage) is quite lovely, and the church’s docent was kind enough to take us up there and open it up for us. The original church (which burned in the great fire of 1728) was built in 1667 with a box for Queen Charlotte Amalie, who was a member of the Reformed Church. This church was built in 1731, and the church and the Queen’s box look much like their predecessors.

The church is across Gothersgade from Rosenborg Castle.