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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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Koldinghus is a more than 700 year old royal castle which burnt down during the Napoleon wars (1808). Some 20 years ago it was restored - but uniquely keeping the ruin intact... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Koldinghus is a more than 700 year old royal castle which burnt down during the Napoleon wars (1808). Some 20 years ago it was restored - but uniquely keeping the ruin intact - imbedded in a new construction which is of fantastic architectural quality itself. The restored castle is a museum and exhibition place with all kinds of events. During... More 

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Port Elizabeth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This was interesting to visit but had a lot less to see than I expected. The interplay between the old (burned down) sections and new ones was very nice to see.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

the restaurant food looked amazing we only went for tea and cake (which was 5 star) but the buffet looke incredible and the service was superb the castle itself was incredible the history video at the start was really informative and the way the castle has been restored cant quite put it into words but I thought the concept very... More 

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

British National Trust meets IKEA??? It's certainly quirky, lots of the exhibits wouldn't be out of place in an English National Trust house. I quite liked the modernist interpretation of what are recreated spaces from the parts that burned down all those years ago. I get the point that the architects didn't want to recreate it as it originally was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

If you are in DK and you planning to see more then ordinary please plan it in your agenda. Central location slow you to do a great walk around the lake to see the castle from different angle. If feel for a drink walking streets surround the central so plenty of nice locations there. Huge castle with great birds view... More 

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Lake Charles, La
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Our cruise ship stopped in Fredericia, which is a little town that can be seen in 2 hours. So we hopped the 15 min train ride to Kolding. What a treat, the town itself is nice with lots of shopping. Koldinghaus was a favorite castle of King Ferdinand and he sent his son here to be educated, It burned down... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had wisit Kolding Hus before, but a long time ago. Our revisit was nice, a very large museum with lots to see. We went for the architecture. I remembered it a evry beautiful, but this time I also so that I wasnt as light and airy as I had remembered it. Inside post to held the castle together was... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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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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Additional Information about Koldinghus

Address: Markdanersgade 11, Kolding 6000, Denmark
Phone Number: +4576338100
Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Jutland  >  South Jutland  >  Kolding
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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