The Queen’s summer house on an autumn day.

Aarhus 2012

20. December 2012: For updates on this post please visit: http://www.circumnavigator.dk/2012/10/08/marselisborg-palace-aarhus/

Well, these days I’m a little low on money, so I decided to be adventurous in my home town. On a half sunny and half rainy autumn sunday I put on a pair of good walking boots and a warm jacket and brought nothing else but my iPhone in the pocket ready to shoot some photos.

The park around H.R.H. Queen Margrethe II summer house in Aarhus, Marselisborg Palace, is open to public when she or the royal family is not residing there. And that for FREE!!!

          

I very soon had a sense that this is nothing like a normal public park. It was all very personal and I felt honoured to be able to walk around in the Queens garden.

The park is full of fantastic sculptures, many of them being personal presents to the queen and others even created from her husband, H.R.H. Prince Henrik.

          

The park and garden is set up in different themes. Close to the palace is the kitchen and herb garden. Further down the back is a valley of fruit trees and behind this is a large rose garden (I must go and see next summer when the roses are in full bloom). Another corner of the park is a part of Marselisborg forest with huge trees.

          

In front of Marselisborg Palace park is Mindeparken, a public park open year round, with view over the bay and the harbour of Aarhus.

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