Koldinghus - Denmark's oldest royal castle

Koldinghus is Denmark’s oldest royal castle and both a well-preserved ruin and a museum of cultural history. It is a beautiful setting in which to learn about Danish history, culture and design.

A visit to the old royal castle offers a unique experience showing just how seamlessly past and present can fuse to foster an understanding of Danish cultural history.

Koldinghus is Jutland’s last royal castle and has played an important role in the history of Denmark throughout its 700 years of existence. The medieval castle has served as a border defence, a royal residence, and as the seat of the local representatives of Danish central government.

Over the years, the castle remains have captured the imagination as a picturesque ruin, providing inspiration for painters and poets alike as well as a venue for cultural activities.

At Koldinghus you will find a number of permanent exhibitions about the place, the castle history and restoration, and Danish art and style. The castle also houses a sizeable collection of Danish gold, silver and porcelain and an exhibition about King Christian IV. Various special exhibitions are also on display in addition to the permanent exhibits.


Practical information:

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 10 am-5 pm
Distance from the Port of Fredericia: Approx. 30 km. (approx. 40 min. by bus)
Accessibility: Because of steps, wheelchair users will require assistance in certain parts of the castle.
Recommended length of visit: 1-2hours
Guided tours in: One-hour tours in Danish and English. Max. 25 persons per tour.
Activity level: Medium
Theme: History, culture and design

Koldinghus: www.koldinghus.dk/uk, museum@koldinghus.dk

For further information contact: Visit Fredericia: www.visitfredericia.com