Behind the thick walls you will find Denmark's most beautiful Renaissance building, built between 1481 and 1590. In the castle, you will find interesting private art collections and horrifying ghost stories.
The lavish east wing constructed in a renaissance style was built between 1587 and 1591. The north wing, which housed Stygge Krumpen among others, was built in 1520 approximately.
If you participate in one of the tours of the castle, you will be able to hear all the amazing stories about the castle, the art collection, and the castle owners. During the tours, you might see the blood stain that does not wash away. You can also hear the story about the power-seeking palace lady, Ingeborg Skeel, who can make the blood of both young and old run cold. You might even catch a glimpse of her in the barrel-vaulted basements or in the tall tower room!
Formerly, the basement under Voergaard Castle was used to imprison people in “Rosedonten”, which would not have been a nice experience, since there are no windows and only one meter from the floor to the ceiling.
The art collections in Voergaard Castle are both a story and an experience in themselves. The castle has one of the most valuable and unique privately owned, French art collections in Denmark. The collection was brought to Voergaard by the castle´s latest owner, Count Ejnar Oberbech-Clausen, who after a long life in France bought Voergaard in 1955. Voergaard is still decorated and furnished as it was in the lifetime of Oberbech-Clausen.
The most beautiful manor in Denmark
In 2018, Voergaard castle was elected and celebrated as The most beautiful manor in Denmark in a vote by the organization Historical Houses. Historical houses state the following about Voergaard:
“Voergaard is a unique renaissance building from the 16th century, surrounded by the broadest moat in Denmark and outer walls measuring meters. The east facing sandstone portal, which you are met with after crossing the moat is the most distinguished manor portal in Denmark. The portal is shaped as a triumphal arch and decorated with diadem heads, doric columns, lions’ heads, and the monogram of Frederik the 2.”
Experience the castle
The castle is immensely beautiful and worth experiencing inside as well as outside. Entrance to the castle is only possible with a guide.
Tickets can be purchased on the Voergaard website or in the Voergaard store.
Entrance to the park with the widest moat in Denmark is free.
Every year, in the middle of July, you can experience Medieval Days at Voergaard Castle. Where the time will be turned back to 1533 and you can meet Bishop Stygge Krumpen, musicians, craftsmen, and tradespeople as well as a multitude of life, smells, and sounds.
During the last weekend of November and the first weekend of December, the entire family can experience the old-fashioned Christmas spirit at Voergaard. You can see the lounges decorated for Christmas and maybe buy a Christmas present from one of the several stands at the Christmas market.
More information at voergaardslot.dk/en/home/
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