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Koldinghus, Kolding

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Castle History Museum
At Koldinghus, see where Danish kings received foreign ambassadors, presided over the high court, and held banquets and balls. The castle was originally built as a fortress in 1268, but it also served as a royal residency. Today, it houses a museum. See the collections of old furniture, Roman and Gothic church culture, and old Danish paintings. A fire that broke out in 1808 left the castle in ruins. The north side, facing the castle lake, is the oldest part still standing. See how some other parts--such as the south wing and the chapel--were only partially restored in order to maintain the memory of this dramatic episode. Plan to see Koldinghus and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kolding travel itinerary planner.
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  • A visit to the Koldinghus in Kolding is surely worth a visit. The reconstruction of the castle is fascinating and newer portions are clearly visible. The prince's jade collection on view plus the silv...  more »
  • When you are in Kolding you should visit Koldinghus. It is restored buldiing. You can see it very clear and it has nice exhibitions.  more »
  • I would call Koldinghus for a local star attraction. On the World stage Koldinghus is not your 3-star Michelin attraction that justifies a journey to get there, but it is a star attaction if your in t...  more »
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  • This is definitely in top 10 of Jutland's most exciting historic places to experience. The place communicates it's long history really well and succeeds to captivate and amaze visitors. I give five stars to this highly enjoyable attraction.
  • The Museum should have 5 stars, but the restaurant in the basement only deserve 3. We saw an exhibition of samples form HRK Prince Henrik's jade collection. I would say this exhibition is worth a trip to Kolding. The castle has be restored in late 1900's after a fire in 1808. The way this was done is also worth a visit. We had lunch buffet in their restaurant. However, they did not have my first choice of akvavit - and this is during the low season. Also my Svaneke "Mørk Guld" beer did not foam very much. I think it was simple stored too cold. The dishes on the buffet was tradtional Danish lunch dishes, such as heerings, frikadeller, flæskesteg etc. Nothing that looked special or local to the area. It was a disappointing experience.
  • Marvelous castle and very thoughtful restoration. It is a beautiful piece of Danish history, obviously well cherished. The new supporting structure inside is a masterpiece on its own.
  • A nice castle in the middle of the town with a great view of the city and the nearby lake
  • Love this place. Visit everytime I come back home to Denmark. Great restaurant located in this old castle and they always have some type of event going on. Last December they had a great Goerge Jenson collection.