Egeskov Castle - finest renaissance architecture and gardens

The fairy tale castle, Egeskov, was built in 1554 in the heart of southern Funen, and Count Ahlefeldt and his family live here to this very day. One of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in Northern Europe, the castle has an authentic moat, a spire, a banqueting hall and winding staircases, and its thick walls resonate with fabulous legends about fearsome creatures. You can also relax in Denmark’s most beautiful garden and biggest playground. 

Egeskov Castle was built in 1554 in southern Funen. Today the count family Ahlefeldt resides at the castle

Take a stroll in the impressive garden which has won the European Garden Award and was nominated as one of the 12 best gardens in the world by CNN

Exhibitions and adventure:

  • Classic car collection with more than 50 beautifully restored cars and motorcycles from late 19th century
  • Royal dresses through times. A.o. the dress of Marie-Antoinette
  • One of the world’s largest mazes, designed by the poet and world famous designer Piet Hein
  • Tree top walking. Take a walk along a 100 meter high tree top trail


Practical information: 

Opening hours: 10 am-5 pm depending on season (please check website)
Distance from the Port of Fredericia: Approx. 85 km. (approx. 1 hour by bus)
Accessibility: Because of the stairs, wheelchair users cannot enter the castle.
Recommended length of visit: 1½-4 hours
Guided tours in: Danish, English and German. Tours must be booked via GuideService Fyn
Activity level: Medium 
Theme: Nature, adventure, history, culture, play, learning and Danish history

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