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Koldinghus

Markdanersgade 11, Kolding 6000, Denmark
+4576338100
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Ranked #1 of 32 attractions in Kolding
Type: Castles
Owner description: Koldinghus was built in the middle of the 13th century, and in the centuries that followed it was one of Denmark's most important royal castles. In... more » Owner description: Koldinghus was built in the middle of the 13th century, and in the centuries that followed it was one of Denmark's most important royal castles. In 1808 there was a fire that left the castle in ruins – a romantic relic. Today the castle has been restored and houses a museum which is a centre for cultural activities and special exhibitions of international standing. « less
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Skanderborg, Denmark
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Now this is a castle! Before or after your visit, make sure you spend a little time enjoying the views of the lake. There are lots of places to enjoy lunch or coffee or whatever you like. Tickets are not cheap, but you can easily spend 2-3 hours here and still not see everything. the exhibitions are very interesting. For... More

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Tau, Norway
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

If you are the least interested in Danish history, a visit to Koldinghus is a "must". The entrance fee of DKK 80 for adults is not exactly cheap, but probably worth it to see this neatly restored castle / palace.

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We really loved Koldinghus. A short walk from downtown Kolding. Beautiful waterview before you walk up the stairs to see the castle. Amazing architecture inside and out. Great view of the city. Highly recommend!

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Marysville, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This was a great stop on our drive from Aalborg to Copenhagen. The caste has been restored, but you can still see sections of where is was in decay. This is perfect for kids, which a dress up area. Can walk up to the tour for a great view of the city. There is onsite parking, but beware they will... More

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Denmark, Esbjerg
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Great museum with a special Da Vinci exhibit - interessting. The museum has been in a Development from an old Castle that has suffered from burns several times. This can be followed troughout the museum.

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Kolding Denmark
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Koldinghus was a ruin for 200 years after it was burned down by accident .Spanish troops lived there a winter during Napoleonic Wars, they froze, lit op the ovens and accidentally set fire to the castle. Now it is rebuilt with respect to originality, and houses a large museum, and various exhibition. From the tower there is a very good... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The internal architecture is amazing. One side of the castle was burned down during the Napoleonic period and has been rebuilt with a stunning contemporary interior, the other still original with a wonderful courtyard and cafe. Housing many famous Danish designer silversmiths work. If you are there before 8th June 2014 call in and see the spectacular Hammered exhibition! The... More

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Haderslev, Denmark
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We have visited the Koldinghus several times, and it’s always nice. Especially to see the view over Kolding from one of the towers or to see how the have build up or reconstructed the building after the big fire. It is nice work from the architects. Our kids like to try on the old costumes, and it’s normally a great... More

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Frederick, MD
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

If you have an afternoon free to spend in Kolding, this is probably your best bet. Nice exhibits at a reasonable price. The restoration and internal architecture are quite impressive. The gift shop was also very nice, and is a good place to pick up a gift or momento from your trip.

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Santa Monica, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We were very interested by the areas of reconstruction in relation to the original structure. In contrast to other restorations which attempt to match exactly, the modern and unusual repairs made the interior especially interesting and filled with contrasts. There were many rooms, angles, levels, and views to explore. I loved the collection of silver. We had a nice break... More

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