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“Koldinghus old and new - brilliant exhibition!” 5 of 5 stars
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Koldinghus
Markdanersgade 11, Kolding 6000, Denmark
+4576338100
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Ranked #1 of 30 Attractions in Kolding
Type: Castles, Cultural
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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.
London, United Kingdom
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“Koldinghus old and new - brilliant exhibition!”
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 view from the tower is well worth the climb.

Visited May 2014
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Haderslev, Denmark
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“A historic building with a modern hint of architecture”
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 visit for the hole family, when we go to Koldinghus.

Visited February 2014
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Frederick, MD
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“Neat!”
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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“Worth a Visit”
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 for tea in the cafe before we climbed the tower.

Visited August 2013
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“Too much just to summarize.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Gigantic castle next to a pond. It's bigger than you expected. More to see than you expect. Lots of space and lots of walking, but there is everything. From silverware to what portion is restored. From chapel to ballroom. There is even a space, especially for the kids, where clothing from centuries ago may be appropriate.

You can go on the tower and a beautiful view of the area you are waiting for. Free parking and close to the center of Kolding. Access is also not expensive (children free, adults 10 euros). Allow plenty of time for the visit, at least 2 to 3 hours. It is definitely worth it.

Visited August 2013
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