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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. Plan to see Koldinghus and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kolding travel itinerary planner.
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  • 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 »
  • With some of my business partners We had a very fine meeting in surroundings they have never tryid before. The Food is fine, and with a visit at the Castle it was Outstanding  more »
  • Splendid exhibition with rennaisancestrik and Prince Henrik's jade collection. What a reception with slots hostess who just stood there right after the hallway and told about all the beautiful we should look, almost as if we already knew each other beforehand. My first visit to Koldinghus and not the last. Beautiful surroundings, good lighting, very friendly and helpful with kustoder solution of questions and an extra hand to my mother who suffered sore knees. There was probably a little text in the jade collection and kustoderne promised that it proceed to ladr curator. Both exhibitions was stunningly beautiful and so got you just tried a renaissancedragt too. We will see you again, now I'm signed up for the newsletter!
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  • This is a must see. They have done an amazing job at retaining the history of the building and have done a great job at presenting the building and the information about it. If you can, a must see.
  • 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.
  • History so well told, beautifully restored, always beautiful exhibitions. Plus a very very good restaurant.
  • Beautiful combinatie of Old and New!
  • Lovely to see as it's right in the center of Kolding. Bit pricey for what's on show in the museum but nonetheless it was nice.