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Koldinghus, Kolding

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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. With our world travel planner, Kolding attractions like Koldinghus can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Really nice museum, nice restore, both for children and adults very nice Silver collection + Prince Henrik's jade collection was very interesting.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The majestic castle, on a hill. The area around the beautiful. All such inaccessible. Inside is quite ordinary. As in Vyborg:) Would not say that is required to attend.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Super nice view and already beautiful walk around it. Unfortunately it is close on Sunday so we could not look inside
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  • April 19, 2017
    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.
  • March 2, 2017
    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.
  • November 8, 2016
    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.
  • February 15, 2017
    A nice castle in the middle of the town with a great view of the city and the nearby lake
  • November 27, 2016
    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.

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