The King’s Garden

The King’s Garden is a very complex garden. The main purpose of the garden is to exhibit the Renaissance-inspired garden, which was originally created by Christian IV at the beginning of the 17th century. Christian IV’s garden has been partially re-created at Slotsholmen, but now green lawns have replaced the orchards and beds with flowers and herbs in many places. Over the years, many different elements have been added to the garden, avenues from the baroque period and landscaped plantations. More recently, bulb carpets, a rose garden, northern Europe’s longest herbaceous border, play areas, Krumspringet, etc. 

Kongens Have is both an important recreational area for the city’s inhabitants and a treasured tourist attraction. The public has had access to Kongens Have since Struense opened it in the mid-18th century.


The King’s Garden

Gothersgade 11


København K

+45 3395.4200




  • Royal gardens


  • Car parking - No official car park, but you can park on the public road areas. Please be aware of specific time restrictions
  • Bus parking - No official bus parking
  • Toilets
  • Handicap toilets
  • Brochures / information - Yes, can be downloaded from the website
  • Café / restaurant / vending machine - Café in the Hercules pavilion and the Orangery restaurant
  • Picnic sites - There are no specific picnic sites, but you can use the garden’s lawns and grassy areas for various activities
  • Guided tours - No fixed guided tours, but they can be booked from the management
  • Benches in the garden - Yes
  • Dogs welcome - Yes, on a lead, remember poop bags
  • Miscellaneous - Special events and activities throughout the summer, please see our website