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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  • August 17, 2017
    The lock with the associated park is nice to visit. If you want to see everything you do a day. Also recommended for children.
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  • August 17, 2017
    If you want to get an idea of the Danish charm this is the place. You pay am the place is worth. Meanwhile, a beautiful park of 15 ha, with lawns, rose gardens, Garden of Fuchsias, children's games, bushes, flowers, bridges to walk among the trees, a prehistoric, spin it all you can spend half a day and you can visit it and avoid the price of entry to the Castle. In the garden are placed in structures that host beautiful displays of antique cars, motorcycles, airplanes, trucks, cars. Then the Castle surrounded by water which can be reached via Bridge, a privately owned and enchanted fairy place that inside it has beautiful collections of ceramics, hunting trophies, furniture, paintings, etc next to the Castle an outbuilding also feature, in which there is a bar and over an exhibition of antique clothes.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The guides that I had consulted were unanimous in indicating this castle as a must for visitors to Fyn (Funen Island) and I have to give them quite right. The Castle has a fairytale and evokes ancient charm. The Park is lush and beautiful, full of games for children and with many peacocks that circulate among the people. Don't just visit the rooms of the Castle, but also some displays of vintage cars, fire brigade vehicles, motorcycles, etc. dining facilities to suit all tastes, ample free parking, large and spotless toilet. To fully enjoy the Park, recommend choosing to visit a sunny day.
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  • June 15, 2017
    Awesome castle with many interesting exhibitions. Old motor cycles, cars, wedding dresses and nice outdoor facilities as well.
  • January 25, 2017
    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...
  • August 19, 2016
    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.
  • November 1, 2016
    Beautiful old castle with lots if interesting exhibits. I could easily spend an afternoon there.
  • July 9, 2016
    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.

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