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Address: Markdanersgade 11, Kolding 6000, Denmark
Phone Number: +4576338100
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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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Impressive fortress

We found out about the fortress from the kind people who build miniby (Danish for mini-town) a project of reconstructing a downscaled model of Kolding (in the Geographical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Kfar Saba, Israel
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Kfar Saba, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found out about the fortress from the kind people who build miniby (Danish for mini-town) a project of reconstructing a downscaled model of Kolding (in the Geographical gardens). We asked, what is this impressive castle? We were told that the castle was renovated and not in ruin as it was in 1870. The castle is big and interesting, with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle has a good view of the city, the fiord . It's a special place for danish history. Design rooms are interesting for young creators in general.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Koldinghus – Jutland's last royal castle – has played an important role in the history of Denmark throughout the more than 700 years of its existence. It has served as a part of the border defences, as a royal residence, and as the seat of the local representatives of the Danish central government. Following the disastrous fire of 1808, the... More 

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Almere
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Koldinghus burned down in the early 1800s and has been restored since then. In recent years modern restorations were performed on part of the walls, creating a three-storey art gallery (at the time we were there, a local design school displayed its final projects). All in all worth a visit, to learn more about local history.

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Thank Thomas S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A beautiful castle from the 13th century, with a mix of interesting exhibitions and a innovative way of showing both the castle in itself and the collections of silver, the dresses and the very much appreciated dress up room with 16th century clothing to try on for both children and adults. The Fabergé exhibition was also very interesting and beautifully... More 

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Thank Cecilia P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

It was interesting, not a castley castle but the exhibition was good. We went at Easter so they had an Easter hunt game for adults and kids too. More things could be written in English too tough. It's simple but a good half-day tour especially with the view from the tower and the small lake next to it.

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Thank Dóra V
Odense
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Always a pleasure to visit the beautiful old Castle. Great idea with costumes available for playing dress up. Very good initiative for families travelling with little children. Beautiful surroundings. Always worth a visit.

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Thank hsauer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon the castle by chance, not expecting much. We were blown away by the mixture of the old building and modern architecture, and the beautiful exhibitions (particularly the faberge one). This really is a must see if you are near Kolding, and would love to come again.

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Thank Grace O
Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We visited the castle with our two children, age 6 and 4. For them, the museum had a paper with questions to anser. It was a nice idea, it kept us parents entertained, too. The rooms were beautiful and the history of the castle interesting, even if the stairs are a bit of a challenge for disabled or tired travelers.

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Thank Paula F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Koldinghus is the heart of Kolding - the castle was reconstructed recently, as it was burnt down during a war. Free for those who are under 18 years old and is always possible to see some exposition (if you pay extra, of course). Great place full of history, and if you go up you will see a beautiful city of... More 

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