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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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Where to stay in Odense

Variety is no problem when searching for a place to stay in Odense, the birthplace of Hans Christian Anderson. The city is a transportation hub for the rest of the island, and many of its sights can be seen by foot or bicycle no matter which neighborhood you choose to stay in. There is no shortage of hotels here, though it is more expensive to stay in the city center. For more affordable options, look outside the center, or if you want a prime location, a basic hostel in the city center. If you prefer a more personalized experience, the city boasts a number of guesthouses and family-owned bed and breakfasts.
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  • Great visit for a family, the kids had a chance to explore the castle as well as participate in other outdoor activities offered. The lake views are spectacular!  more »
  • Could not expect the place to be so nice and well kept. Lots of activities for big and small! Beautiful castle, many interesting museums, nice parks and interesting playgrounds. Especially enjoyed the...  more »
  • What a great place to visit. Petty we found it by chance and our time was limited. Would spend an entire day there in the stunning gardens, informative and well kept museums and the castle. This is a ...  more »
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  • Awesome castle with many interesting exhibitions. Old motor cycles, cars, wedding dresses and nice outdoor facilities as well.
  • Fun outdoor areas for all ages with a sand pit with toys, forest with a suspended walkway with little tree forts, a very cool motorcycle museum and of course, the Castle is one of a kind. Many people sitting around in the court yard as it is a peaceful place to have lunch in the grass...
  • 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 old castle with lots if interesting exhibits. I could easily spend an afternoon there.
  • 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.