Copenhagen’s Frederiksberg Gardens Offer Beauty and Activity All Year Long, by Jon Sockol

Denmark’s capital is beautiful, very old, and offers its citizens and visitors several immaculately maintained public parks and gardens. Frederiksberg Gardens, near to central Copenhagen, is made up of fountains and ponds, expansive lawns bordered by woods and landscaping, and winding footpaths and canals. King Frederick IV led the gardens’ development 300 years ago as he built his summer home, the Frederiksberg Palace.

The park has benefited from the artistry of renowned landscape architects over the years, most notably changing at the end of the 18th century to what it is today. Several small islands are formed by the park’s canals, with the most well-known at the location of the park’s Chinese gazebo.

Frederiksberg Gardens’ neoclassical temple, statuary, bridges, waterfall, and magnificent main gates have offered generations a place of traditional beauty. The park is open during all seasons: in the winter, sledding and skating are available, and in the summer, it offers boating and picnics in the shade.

About the author: Jon Sockol, President of Vivon Corporation, spent a semester in Copenhagen during his undergraduate years. Sockol earned a Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Science in Accounting at Bentley College.

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