Egeskov Castle

Recommended
Built in 1554 on an island in the middle of a lake by a forest, this Renaissance castle originally played a defensive role. It is still occupied by the descendants of its builder, and the Great Hall is particularly noteworthy, decorated with an imposing equestrian portrait of Christian IV, and hunting "trophies" brought back from Africa by a previous owner. The lovely 18C grounds are perfect for a stroll, and the museum houses a fashion collection and old cars.

Useful information

Address:

Egeskov Gade 18, 5772 Kværndrup

Phone:

+45 62 27 10 16

Price:

220 DKK (children 130 DKK)

Opening hours

mid Jun-mid Aug: park and exhibitions 10am-7pm (castle 11am-5pm); 2nd fortnight Aug: park and exhibitions 10am-6pm (castle 11am-6pm); Sep-end Oct and end Apr-mid Jun: park and exhibitions 10am-5pm (castle 11am-5pm); closed rest of year