Inspired by a visit to Italy, Crown Prince Frederik IV returned to Denmark to seek permission from his father to build a summer palace modeled after Itallanate architecture. His small, one story summer residence was completed in 1703, but has expanded over the years to become an impressive Baroque style royal residence with expansive gardens. The stately home has hosted czars and nobility from across Europe. Since 1869, it has housed the Royal Danish Military Academy. Note: be careful not to confuse Frederiksborg Palace with Frederiksborg CASTLE!