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. Take a look at our Odense trip builder app to schedule your visit to Egeskov Castle and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We viewed the castle on a rainy day. The castle has a very nice pond outside with a peacock bird that lives there, The castle is very nice inside with some suits of armor on the first floor. The garde...  more »
  • well preserved Castle, worth a visit, wonderful and interesting big gardens around it, Automobile Museum, one of the major what I saw, there are also concerts and Christmas fairs, affordable tickets of admission, the large number of placow playground for children different ages
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  • I loved this magical place..it truly offers a fairytale setting combined with something for everyone to enjoy. We discovered Egeskov castle due to a connection between it and a small pice of history f...  more »
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  • A small, yet beautiful castle with much to see inside; the view from the garden is wonderful. The places around the castle are great for families: with toys, games, museums, and other attractions that makes the place very fun.
  • Beautiful Medieval castle! The park has serveral theme gardens where peacocks wander around. There is a café. The Golden Egg and a sunwatch designed by Piet Hein. A playground and a big labyrinth for children, tree walking and goats. A garden house where you can buy plants. Museums with veteran cars, bycicles, fire trucks, planes and other things. And of course there is the castle itself which is really small but overall nice. The park is probably what's worth seeing the most and it's really worth it, if you love gardens!
  • Super place to go! A huge park with a lot of sightseeing and museums. A huge place for children. They can spend a whole day here! Very great place for both children and adults, a family place. Love it very much.
  • Wonderful place to spend the whole day. Plenty of space for the kids to run and big playgrounds. The gardens are beautiful as well.
  • Wonderful and historic. Maintained very well and a very good workout to reach the top of the castle (mind your head for the tall folks, like me).

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