Sophienholm, Kongens Lyngby

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Sophienholm is a former country house and exhibition venue located north on the shore of Lake Bagsværd in Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality in the northern outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark.The building was originally a country house built by Johan Theodor Holmskiold in 1769. Constantin Brun, its next owner, had it completely rebuilt at the turn of the 19th century into its present appearance, and it became a lively cultural venue during the Danish Golden Age when his wife, the writer and salonist Friederike Brun, played host to many prominent Danish and foreign cultural figures of the time.HistoryEarly historySophienholm was built from 1767 to 1768 as a country retreat for Johan Theodor Holmskiold. Originally a medical doctor and naturalist, he had just begun a successful career at the Royal Court in Copenhagen and as a director for several prominent state enterprises. He named the house after his wife Sophie Holmskjold., and owned the property until 1790 when he built himself a new and larger country home nearby.The new owner of Sophienholm was the merchant Constantin Brun. Originally from Germany, he had come to Denmark as royal administrator of trade in the Danish West Indies and made a fortune on trade during the early Napoleonic Wars, profiting from Denmark's neutrality. At the turn of the century, he commissioned Joseph-Jacques Ramée to expand and completely redesign the building. Completed in 1805, Ramée's project also redesigned the park and added several smaller buildings to the site, including a Norwegian house, a Chinese pavilion, a Swiss cottage and a gate house. Later two lateral wings were added to the main building.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Sophienholm is beautifully situated with views to Bagsværd Lake, and one should begrudge themselves to go down there and eat in the cafeteria and have a lunch. My husband invited me down there to enjoy a nice lunch. The food is based on the reinterpretation of the good old klassiskere. Best when there is little sun and quiet near the water, so take it out really beautifully out ☀ ️
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  • July 28, 2017
    Nice small cozy retreat, take a trip with bådfarten and get off here that is so comfortable and so one can choose tableland or dine at the restaurant
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  • July 16, 2017
    After a tour around the Bagsværd Lake with Bådfarten we ate a wonderful lunch at Sophienholm. We sat outside in the nice summer weather with views of the Furesø Lake. The menu consisted of salmon salad and cold white wine. The food was fresh and beautifully served. Nicely sized portions. Good and cosy atmosphere.
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  • June 26, 2017
    This place is really wonderful , the park around the buildings are so beautiful , to walk around in ,there are plenty places you can enoy a picnic or you can get some really nice stuff in the Caffé ! They also arrange some geat openair concerts you can enjoy for free!
  • June 30, 2017
    The food was very good, and the view is beautiful.
  • June 11, 2017
    Nice place to enjoy beautiful nature
  • October 8, 2016
    (I'm rating the café, not the "entire thing".) Beautiful place and surroundings. Prices are high but quality somewhat mediocre, not the best mix. Still worth it because of the beautiful surroundings and view over the lake.
  • October 7, 2016
    Wonderful place right by the lake. Take a walk in the garden. And eat lunch or dinner here.

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