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Egeskov Castle, Odense

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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Admire the best preserved moat castle in Europe at Egeskov Castle. Built by Frands Brockenhuus and completed in 1554, the castle contains 66 rooms, six bathrooms, and four different mazes within the gardens. Notice that the castle is built on oaken piles and surrounded by a 5 m (16 ft) lake. When it was constructed, the area was experiencing periods of civil unrest, so many noblemen built their homes to act as fortifications. Explore the Hunting and Yellow rooms on the ground floor, and the banquet hall, Rigborg, Victorian, music, tower, and admiral's rooms on the first floor. Be sure to stop at Titania's Palace, an intricate dollhouse containing more 3,000 components, constructed by Sir Nevile Wilkinson for his daughter. Arrange to visit Egeskov Castle and other attractions in Odense using our Odense tour planner.
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  • A true masterpiece. Loved it all but I wouldn't suggest the treetop walk in the rain! The castle is exquisite and the grounds are brilliant. I only had three hours there. I could have spent days. My f...  read more »
  • We were off the entire family, two children under 12, 2 teens, 5 in the 40s and the birthday child on 75. Everyone had a wonderful day. There is something for everyone, very neat and well maintained nature, large playground and lots to look at. The Italian restaurant is well worth a visit, we ate lunch and then returned and got nice cake and coffee, some got hot chocolate which, however, was not recommended.
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  • When in Fyn, no doubt this is the place to go! A perfect place to spend the day. Immaculate gardens, activities for children, and of course a full-on castle exhibition/museum. We were lucky to be ther...  read more »
  • Great spot to visit. A great variety of things old and modern to see. The castle on its own is worth a visit, but the gardens are grand and the museum with a modern fighter jet is incredible. Do jousting on segway is a lot of fun.
  • This is a must do in Denmark, especially if you have kids. The garden's are enormous and even with lot's of people you can still find a quiet seat to relax. Heaps of activities for the kid's, segways, rope climbing, tree top bridge just to name a few. The museums are very well stocked and have a broad range of items. Lots of toilets and food shops as well. With good healthy food, not just quick junk. The castle is stunning and worth the stairs to the top. A side note, if you plan to walk from the train station the roadside is very narrow. It's a fairly easy 30mins walk. But a walking track would be nice.
  • Smukt gammelt slot i skøn slotshave. Glem ej veteran(bils)museet foruden labyrinterne Egeskov er berømt for.
  • Great castle, lots of original items that were really in use back in the day. Lots of cars bikes and planes on display. Very large playground for the little ones.
  • One of our best experiences in Denmark. The gardens and hedge maze are worth the expensive admission. We did not go inside the castle. There are also several eclectic collections, a series of hanging tree bridges, and a restaurant which is good for lunch.
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