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Old 04-29-2014, 09:47 AM
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I think it's about time to get an update of the layout of Fredensborg Slot: https://app.box.com/s/j4058zbzjtyaypd0wx0o
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The name of Fredensborg Palace meant Castle of the Peace.
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:18 AM
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Fredensborg Palace is a large estate with a lot of wings and houses
can someone tell more about the buildings around the main castle
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The name of Fredensborg Palace meant Castle of the Peace.
IIRC, then the Palace got its name from the builder of the castle - King Frederik IV
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IIRC, then the Palace got its name from the builder of the castle - King Frederik IX

I've heard it was named in honour of the peace in 1720 between Denmark-Norway and Sweden that ended D-N's participation in the Great Northern War.
Fredensborg literally means "The castle (borg) of peace (Freden)".


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Old 08-18-2014, 01:32 PM
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Fredensborg Palace is a large estate with a lot of wings and houses
can someone tell more about the buildings around the main castle
A little.

If you look at the palace from above, with the lake and park towards the top, you'll see a row of connected buildings to the right. They are shops, storage, garages and so on.
If you look at the houses along the road going towards the palace, especially to the left they are, as I understand it, housing for staff, caretakers, gardiners, matron and so on.
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Old 08-18-2014, 02:39 PM
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I've heard it was named in honour of the peace in 1720 between Denmark-Norway and Sweden that ended D-N's participation in the Great Northern War.
Fredensborg literally means "The castle (borg) of peace (Freden)".
Indeed, this is what I have been taught as well. That the castle was named a sort of memorial of the great outcome of the war, hence the name.
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:13 PM
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IIRC, then the Palace got its name from the builder of the castle - King Frederik IX
I'm afraid this is a misunderstanding; Frederik IX was born March 11th 1899 some 177 years after Fredensborg was built. Maybe you were thinking of Frederik IV who ruled from 1699 to 1730. During his reign he had 2 palaces built; Frederiksberg Palace was finished in 1703 and served as a Summer residence for the royal familly. The first drafts for the palace was made by the young king himself. It is highly likely that Ferderiksberg palace was named after Frederik IV.
There is no doubt however that Fredensborg was named in honour of the peace treaty that ended the Great Nordic War.
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I'm afraid this is a misunderstanding; Frederik IX was born March 11th 1899 some 177 years after Fredensborg was built.
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Could anyone tell me please how many guest bedrooms there may be in Fredensborg. Thanks in advance.
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In a corner of the private area of the park around Fredensborg, PH has put up a stone in memory of all the dogs the Regent Couple have owned and who either dies, vanished or was given away to someone else.
PH found the stone in nearby Grib Forest last year and had it placed in the park.

https://app.box.com/s/rax8wem4z2bgnir7ahg3sdrdbnsl23nm
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https://www.thelocal.dk/20161021/may...h-royal-palace

Danish Mayor complains at flag-free royal palace
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nice post from the DRF facebook

"Candle for liberation.
This evening is a tradition to light candles in the windows to Mark Danish relief after the second world war in 1945.
In Fredensborg Palace Set lights in the windows, seen here in the dormitory against internal slotsgaard."

https://www.facebook.com/detdanskeko...77078135964106
https://scontent.fsan1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...cc&oe=59B50A70
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Indeed, Polyesco.

In the evening on 4th May 1945 when people were listening to the (very illegal) news from BBC - the newsreader interrupted himself and said a telegram had just come informing that fieldmarshall Montgomery HQ has announced that the German forces in Holland, Northwest Germany and Denmark had surrendered.
There was a short silence then people began running into the streets. Few came back until early in the morning.

After the message had been announced again on the radio, the royal anthem was played and then the "special announcements" began. - Clotilde has stirred the pot. Or Svend is in the bathtub. - Messages for the individual groups of the Resistance to act according to the orders for this eventuality.

The capitulation was to take effect on the morning the next day, but the German forces retreated to their barracks already in the evening. Peace at last and they were alive...

Here is a photo from Copenhagen: https://bdk.bmcdn.dk/media/cache/res...axo-photo.jpeg
The message came in the early evening while it was still light outside.
Notice the many white cotton-coats. They were remade from old bed linen.
https://bdk.bmcdn.dk/media/cache/res...526644-maj.jpg

And here is a short amateur video from the town of Viborg on the evening of 4th May.


Since then it has been custom to place two candles in at least one window: http://foto-for-sjov.dk/wp-content/g...1/IMG_0049.png
After five years of blackout you can't imagine how it would have felt to see light in the windows.

Not least when seen from Sweden. - Suddenly the dark forbidden Danish coast lit up.

- During the evening the hunt for collaborators (which to this day has a negative sound in Europe) began, as well as the hunt for "German-sluts or field-mattresses as they were also called started. It was pretty much the same in France, Belgium, Holland, Norway and Denmark.
You may find some of the photos disturbing:
http://ohcherie.no/wp-content/upload...n_feminine.jpg
https://asset.dr.dk/imagescaler/?fil...=75&ratio=16-9
The next photo is very strong! You can feel the hate oozing out of the image. And notice the braids.
http://ap.mnocdn.no/images/eed2fccf-...10&q=80&w=1440
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It was nothing short of a public rape. Yet my own mother to her death remembered with glee how she had taken part in cutting off the hair of field-matresses.
But at least there were no lynchings, not in Denmark.

It has in recent years emerged how a group of some 100 very well organized die-hard Danish Nazis had prepared blowing up as much of the infrastructure they could before they were killed themselves, when the Capitulation came.
However, the German forces in DK (except for Bornholm) capitulated to the British, so they did not carry out their acts. But had they surrendered to the Soviets...
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Dear Muhler! Mange tak for showing this moving Danish custom of two candles in the window (why two?). For many years, I lived in the Netherlands, where on May 4 a national commemoration of the dead is held in a very unique way.

At 8 pm, the street lights go on and every one on the street stops to remember. People who are in their houses will stand at their windows watching to make sure all stop for the two minutes national silence.

All public transport also stops; a massive undertaking, to be sure!
May 5 is celebrated as the day of Liberation and there are special concerts to commemorate freedom. Canadians often play a special role in these events, as it was the First Canadian Army under General Foulkes, that liberated the Netherlands.
https://www.google.ca/search?q=gener...wpC0M5AiERe3M:
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Old 05-06-2017, 12:44 AM
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Thanks for the videos, Gerry

I don't know why it's two candles.

We also used to have two minutes of silence here in DK, but that stopped many years ago. But at least it's still a flag-day.
The Netherlands suffered terribly during the last winter of WWII, so no wonder they put so much emphasis in celebrating it.
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Here are some wonderful arial photos of the majestic Fredensborg Palace in Denmark.

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