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Egeskov Castle, Odense
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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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  • Clearly go! Admission is 35 euros, it is the entrance to the Castle and visit all the museums, of which there are about 5. Inside the Castle allowed is not always, but we were lucky. Very nice and informative. From the castle to the museums and territory. For children a whole bunch. Recommend to visit the whole family for a day.
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  • We visited the Christmas market here on weekends-start to the Christmas season. The weather was more than considerably, but it's just a good experience to visit oak forest. Here is something for everyone. A little hip-came a little chipped on the parking lot, which was very wet.
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  • The castle in itself is well worth a visit, but there is more. There is a magnificent car museum, a motorcycle museum, and it also has a department for old flying machines. 
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful castle and park area. Lots of playgrounds and special exhibits for kids (e.g., tree canopy walk; the labyrinth). Small but fine collections of cars, bike, motorbikes, planes. You can get inside the castle to see exhibits of historic weapons and trophy animals. Plan on spending the whole day. Kids loved it.
  • Beautiful castle and surrounding, very nice to walk around in the park and garden. Clean, good service functions and food and drink. Entrence fee is very pricy though.
  • 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.
  • Fantastic place to enjoy with the kid in the park as well as a magnificent visit for tourist. The castle is awesome, full of beautiful furniture and details