Forests in North Zealand has traditionally tempted royalty. They were a favorite hunting ground. Therefore, it is no other area in Denmark where the royal palaces were laid as close as here.
Fredensborg Palace is often regarded as Denmark´s Versailles. The elegant Baroque palace was named after King Frederick IV, just with peace of mind, to commemorate the completion of the Great Northern War in 1772 (hence the name Fredenborg)
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Gurre Castleruin Located north of the highway between Gurre and Tikøb.Midtertårnet is from the late 1100-century, while the outer wall is listed under Valdemar Atterdag in 1300 years. Valdemar Atterdag was often at the palace, and died there. When the palace was in operation it was on an islet in Gurre Lake with a pælebro over to a gate in the middle of the south wall.
Gurre Castle was in the Middle Ages on an islet in Gurre lake. Fieldstone tower in the castle's center is the oldest part of the plant and is probably built in the last half of 1100-century. The curtain wall with four corner towers built by Valdemar Atterdag in mid 1300-century. Valdemar Atterdag died Gurre in 1375th The castle functioned until early 1500-century, when it was probably destroyed during the Count's Feud. In a visual business from 1534 described the castle as strong due. The time now Gurre used as a quarry from which materials including used for construction of Kronborg.
Proposal for walks in the area published by the Forest and Nature Agency in the series Hiking in state forests titled 'Gurre Lake'. This can be obtained at Elsinore Tourist Office or at the library.
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