Hillerød

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Hillerød

Hillerød (hĭlˈəröᵺ), city (1992 pop. 25,488), capital of Frederiksborg co., E Denmark. It is an industrial and tourist center with a number of medical institutes and drug companies. The city developed around the famous Renaissance-style Frederiksborg castle (1602–20), which was once a royal residence and today houses the national museum. From 1640 to 1840, Danish kings were crowned in the castle church.
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Lush, Baroque gardens surround the classy Renaissance Frederiksborg Palace, the Danish Versailles, where sun-drenched lawns are dotted with elegant statues.
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