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Address: Markdanersgade 11, Kolding 6000, Denmark
Phone Number: +4576338100
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Description: Koldinghus was built in the middle of the 13th century, and in the...
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.
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Fascinating castle ruin

Visiting the museum of the ruin castle Koldinghus is an interesting experience. I especially liked the exhibition about the castles history and the restoration, which is quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Windy N
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Visiting the museum of the ruin castle Koldinghus is an interesting experience. I especially liked the exhibition about the castles history and the restoration, which is quite special as it had been chosen not to rebuild the ruin, but rather incorporate the ruin walls in a new interpretation of the castle. We saw all the rooms, towers and the dungeon... More 

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Kolding, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There is 2 things to notice. First of all the nice restaurations of the once burned building. The creative design in the restauration is worth taking a look at as it self. Next, the shifting exchibitions that goes through the rooms, is always great and nicely arranged.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I visited the castle last year. It is a stunning place. There are so many things to see that's unbelievable, you can experience past's and present's architecture designs at once. It took us about 3 hours to go around and see every corner of it, but was worth it. The view from the top (the stairs up there seem to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Wandering around Koldinghus was such a pleasure. There are so many nooks and crannies to explore. It's a great place for photography or drawing enthusiasts. Some of my favorite pictures and sketches come from this magical place.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Koldinghus was a delight to wander around. Plenty of the information was available in English. The castle itself is fascinating and I especially enjoyed seeing the main chapel and white room.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The castle was very good about showing English subtitles on their videos and there was plentyin the beginning, however, later, the English got less.

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Sliema, Malta
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Castle is located in a beautiful area of Kolding, yet we were very disappointed with the state of the building. The main door is in need of restoration as are the walls and internal courtyard. We could not visit the castle interior as it was closed during the time we visited.

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Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great place and very good English guide. Truly unique restauration style. Don't forget to go to the top of the tower, which offers perfect view of the whole city!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The view from atop of Kolding is very nice. The floors are adorned with an array of displays that are not overwhelming. All you need is 90 minutes max to have a nice buffet lunch or dinner in the brick enclave and to tour the castle. Play some kind of bowling in the courtyard with wooden balls and pins, reminded... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It's a nice place to be quiet and relax there is not much going on... Nothing for the childreen to play. It's ok to do a picnic with some friends next to the lake.

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