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Koldinghus, Kolding

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Castle · Hidden Gem · History Museum
At Koldinghus, see where Danish kings received foreign ambassadors, presided over the high court, and held banquets and balls. The castle was originally built as a fortress in 1268, but it also served as a royal residency. Today, it houses a museum. See the collections of old furniture, Roman and Gothic church culture, and old Danish paintings. A fire that broke out in 1808 left the castle in ruins. The north side, facing the castle lake, is the oldest part still standing. See how some other parts--such as the south wing and the chapel--were only partially restored in order to maintain the memory of this dramatic episode. With our world travel planner, Kolding attractions like Koldinghus can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The restoration of the building is phenomenal The display of the silver items tend to be "same same" as you walk through many rooms with same look. Great video of a silversmith working on a piece...  more »
  • Loved the open and light renovation treatment of this old castle with a modern, loft vibe. Thought the way it was presented made it all more interesting and fresh. The 3rd floor display of modern...  more »
  • Saw the exhibition Splendour of Power. It was absolutely amazing. And the castle itself has such a rich and interesting history from when it was built until today! I loved it.
  • A castle that has been re constructed. The only original figures are the external walls and some internal. Is a very big area to cover, they will give you modest map to help you guide yourself inside the castle. Mostly dedicated to the monarchy throughout history, really interesting and great displays. Entrance fee £15 a person. If you are in Kolding I highly recommend it.
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