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Koldinghus, Kolding

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Castle · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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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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  • Koldinghus Castle has gone from being a ruin to being an exciting museum, where the renovation has been beautifully completed in the 1990s. The exhibition "Mary and the Crown Princesses" is a very... 
    Koldinghus Castle has gone from being a ruin to being an exciting museum, where the renovation has been beautifully completed in the 1990s. The exhibition "Mary and the Crown Princesses" is a very...  more »
  • Great experience. Great guide. See the broderies of the Danish Queen. Visit the Madkælderen. I will come back 
    Great experience. Great guide. See the broderies of the Danish Queen. Visit the Madkælderen. I will come back  more »
  • First time visiting - spent a day. Otherwise all special exhibitions are fabulous! This time our Queen has a very special exhibition with her broderies! 
    First time visiting - spent a day. Otherwise all special exhibitions are fabulous! This time our Queen has a very special exhibition with her broderies!  more »
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  • Nice experience even if I don’t know much about Danish history. The castle is very well highlighted with a modern renovation. It was a nice visit through different levels and you can even go on the top with a great city view. Currently there is an exhibition about the princess Mary and other members of the danish Crown. You can see there in particular some incredible royal jewels like the Ruby set.
  • A beautiful castle with some history as well as modern exhibitions. When we visited there was an exhibition on Queen Margrethe's embroidery and it was fantastic! There are some activities for kids as well, but I would recommend going with adults.
  • Great restauration work. The heart of the little cozy city of Kolding.
  • Friendly people and a good atmosphere
  • Great Spanish built Castle in Kolding Denmark, it's haunted &spookey

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