The Hermitage

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On top of a hill with views with views of the Øresund, you will find the Kings’ Hunting Lodge located in a UNESCO-listed hunting landscape at Dyrehaven, a short train ride from the heart of the city.

The Hermitage's famous table

Kings loved hosting hunting dinners at The Hermitage Hunting Lodge. With a single signal, a fully set table rose from beneath the floor with wine, meat and delicatessen plates. This built-in lift table meant that the kings and guests could enjoy a dinner in solitude, and talk confidentially without prying eyes and ears. Sadly, this kooky table was discarded in 1759, but the rest of the castle stands as it did in the 1730s, when Christian VI hunted here.

A UNESCO-listed landscape

In 1734 the Royal architect Lauritz de Thurah built the Hermitage Palace for Denmark's King Christian VI. It is one of the greatest late Baroque works in Denmark and there was no expense spared.

The king ordered gold, silver, silk wallpaper and marble and created a truly lavish experience. A visit today allows you to walk in the footstep of kings. The hunting landscape in the Deer Park surrounding the Hermitage Lodge was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2015.

The Hermitage Lodge is open to visitors from 1 June to 31 August. Due to the delicate interiors, it is only possible to visit the royal hunting lodge on a guided tour. The tour in English takes place every Saturday at 15:00 (3 pm). You'll need to purchase your ticket in advance from here.

On top of a hill with views with views of the Øresund, you will find the Kings’ Hunting Lodge located in a UNESCO-listed hunting landscape at Dyrehaven, a short train ride from the heart of the city.

The Hermitage's famous table

Kings loved hosting hunting dinners at The Hermitage Hunting Lodge. With a single signal, a fully set table rose from beneath the floor with wine, meat and delicatessen plates. This built-in lift table meant that the kings and guests could enjoy a dinner in solitude, and talk confidentially without prying eyes and ears. Sadly, this kooky table was discarded in 1759, but the rest of the castle stands as it did in the 1730s, when Christian VI hunted here.

A UNESCO-listed landscape

In 1734 the Royal architect Lauritz de Thurah built the Hermitage Palace for Denmark's King Christian VI. It is one of the greatest late Baroque works in Denmark and there was no expense spared.

The king ordered gold, silver, silk wallpaper and marble and created a truly lavish experience. A visit today allows you to walk in the footstep of kings. The hunting landscape in the Deer Park surrounding the Hermitage Lodge was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2015.

The Hermitage Lodge is open to visitors from 1 June to 31 August. Due to the delicate interiors, it is only possible to visit the royal hunting lodge on a guided tour. The tour in English takes place every Saturday at 15:00 (3 pm). You'll need to purchase your ticket in advance from here.

After an extensive renovation in 2013, the palace opened up for public tours during the summer months of July and August.

Surrounded by the lush forest of Dyrehaven, north of Copenhagen, the palace has a fantastic view over the waters of Øresund.
The palace was never built as a residence, but to be used for royal hunts. To this day, it is still used for the annual Hubertus hunt and by the royal family on occasions such as official visits from abroad.

The Hermitage Table

Along the south gable the beautiful staircase covered in tiles with hunting motifs. The bel etage houses the grand dining hall, richly decorated in marble, plaster, mirrors and marbled wood.

The two southern cabinets are in expressive late Baroque style, whilst the the king’s and queen’s rooms, are in Rococo style. In 1736 Johan Jeremias Reusse, constructed a mechanical table, the famous Hermitage table.

This allowed the beautifully laid table to be hoisted through a hatch in the dining room floor, making it possible for the royals to dine without servants, or in French en hermitage, giving the palace its name.

Due to several mechanical difficulties, the table was removed entirely at the end of the 1700s.

The Castle is open for visitors in the summer period. Tickets are normally booked in advance online. Price DKK 125.

 

Royal history meets a beautiful view in the middle of The Deer Park. Here, on top of a hill, you will find the Kings’ Hunting Lodge with views of the Øresund and a UNESCO-listed hunting landscape.  

Train
Klampenborg St. + 2.5 kilometres of walking. Note: The castle is only accesible by walking!

The Hermitage | Royal hunting lodge in Dyrehaven

On a top of a hill in The Deer Park, you will find the Kings’ Hunting Lodge overlooking the Øresund Sound, treetops, forest and over 200 deer, and a far-reaching hunting landscape.

Royal history meets a beautiful view in the middle of The Deer Park.

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Adres Eremitageslottet
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
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Guided tour 125 DKK - 0 DKK

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The Hermitage

Adres Eremitageslottet 
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
T +45 3392 7085
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