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The Style of Christian 4.

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Frederiksborg Castle appears in Dutch Renaissance style.
The castle was built in the time of Frederik 2.s.
Christian 4. carried out an extensive restoration and left his own architectural stamp on the castle, the so-called Christian 4. style, where the characteristic mix of red brick and decorative sandstone mixes and frames is recognized from several royal and noble buildings of the age.

The Capital
The king and thus also the state power and the administration became more resident i Copenhagen. Certainly the king at the same time extended his properties in North Zealand and he often stayed there, but he created connections to Copenhagen by building so-called King´s roads, so he could get quickly to and from the capital.
The navy and other and other armament activities played an important part in the capital. The naval dockyard was far and away the largest enterprise in the country.
Copenhagen 1587
Copenhagen 1587
Copenhagen 1611
Copenhagen 1611
The Expansive Copenhagen
The Expansive Copenhagen
Copenhagen 1674
Copenhagen 1674
Holmen
Holmen
Copenhagen Outside the Stock Exchange
Copenhagen Outside the Stock Exchange
Copenhagen with the Stock Exchange
Copenhagen with the Stock Exchange
Rundetårn (The Round Tower)
Rundetårn (The Round Tower)

Rosenborg Castle
Another example is Rosenborg Castle, which was built in 1605-1634 with constant changes in the building plans. The castle developed into a mixture of intimate private residence and magnificent representation palace, where the king impressed his guests with clever music installations.
After the building of the castle plans are made for a systematic building of an adjoining garden layout. A sketch from the year 1649 exists, which shows a typical Renaissance layout with low, geometrical beds. In 1647 the first garden book, Horticultura Danica is published and there is information of ordered plants for the Rosenborg Garden.
Christian IV
Christian IV
Rosenborg
Rosenborg
Rosenborg Garden
Rosenborg Garden
Horticultura1647
Horticultura1647
Garden Work
Garden Work
Grafting
Grafting
Vine
Vine
The King´s Garden
The King´s Garden

Frederiksborg Castle
He continued in his father´s steps and continued building in North Zealand, and began around 1600 a rebuilding of Frederiksborg Castle, so it had a more uniform look. The large castle was finished in 1626. If Kronborg appeared as a closed fortification, Frederiksborg Castle had a large open courtyard, where the fountain and the surrounding buildings gave a more open, more representative and modern impression.
But the castle had simultaneously lost its significance as a fortification and instead functioned as a magnificent frame for the royal power.
Like Frederik II built his summer castle near Kronborg, Christian IV built a house next to Frederiksborg Castle, which was called ”Sparepenge” and even ”The Bath”, where it was more comfortable and informal to stay.
Frederiksborg is built in Dutch renaissance with towers and spires with richly decorated house ends.
Frederiksborg Castle
Frederiksborg Castle
Frederiksborg Castle
Frederiksborg Castle
The Audience Gate
The Audience Gate
Iron Grating
Iron Grating
FrdgSlot
FrdgSlot

Renaessance Style
Frederiksborg is built in Dutch renaissance with towers and spires with richly decorated house ends.In the time of Christian IV the characteristic mixture of red bricks and decorative sandstone bands, which is seen on many of the royal and noble buildings of the time, was developed. Like Frederik II built his summer castle near Kronborg, Christian IV built a house next to Frederiksborg Castle, which was called ”Sparepenge” and even ”The Bath”, where it was more comfortable and informal to stay.
Frederiksborg Castle
Frederiksborg Castle
The Summer House
The Summer House
The Trinity Church
The Trinity Church

Kristianstad
The increasing central governing meant that a number of new towns were founded, often for military reasons. The most prominent became Kristianstad in northwestern Scania. The market towns Vä and Åhus were shut down and they built an entirely new town, which better could withstand the attacks of the Swedes in the area. Dutch experts were called in and in 1614 they started to build a town with perpendicular streets surrounded by fortified bastions.
The town also had a magnificent church, the Trinity Church, which is considered one of the main works of the Christian IV period. It was built in the renaissance architecture of the time and was inaugurated in 1628.
The church has an equilateral Greek cross. There are a number of slender granite pillars, which carry a very elaborate roof construction. The opulent altar in black alabaster and white marble was made in the Netherlands. The organ is a brilliant renaissance work of art.
Kristianstad
Kristianstad
The Fortress Christiansstad
The Fortress Christiansstad
Christianopel
Christianopel
The Trinity Church
The Trinity Church
The Church Room
The Church Room
The Trinity Church
The Trinity Church
The Side Entrance
The Side Entrance
Ornate Baroque
Ornate Baroque
Monogram
Monogram

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