Koldinghus

Koldinghus, Kolding: Hours, Address, Koldinghus Reviews: 4.5/5

Castles • History Museums
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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
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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tjh01
Copenhagen, Denmark236 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Went with family.
It is a beautifully renovated castle, with respect! The building in itself is beautiful to see 👌
They have an exhibition now of the row of kings, the history and with focus on the clothes...beautifully made dresses, masterpieces!
They also have a nice historic and new silver exhibition and other historic pieces.
For the kids they have areas and events, so they are not too bored and they have a shop and a restaurant too.
It is set beautifully overlooking water in Kolding!
Only reason for only 4 rating, is that my interest is not in kings and drapes and i thought there could have been more than silver in the collections, but i take my hat off for how well and professional everything is done!
I can only recommend!
Written July 8, 2020
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Dear tjh01 I am glad you enjoyed the awardwinning restoration of the castle! Thank you to you and your family for visiting and enjoying the visit despite not having a huge interest in the Danish kings and their outfits. Thank you for your kind review which means a lot to us. Best regards, Naja Johansen/Koldinghus
Written July 15, 2020
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fahima
Odense, Denmark320 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
A perfect place to spend three hours max in it. I would give a five stars to this beautiful historical place if it has more helpful signs. We went thirteen floors up to realize there is nothing on the top of building. The stairs are annoying and nobody’s nice enough to warn you for not going upstairs for nothing.
Student discount was fair.
The exhibitions were great.
Activities were OK not so engaging.
Lifts are available.
Written July 2, 2021
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Dear fahima1364 Thank you for visiting and thank you for sharing your experience with us here. I'm sorry you were disappointed about the top of the Giant's Tower - You have a good point to maybe put a sign up saying something like "observation tower", so you know what's up there. I will bring this further on to my boss. Despite this I hope you wish to come visit Koldinghus again another time. Best regards, Naja Johansen / Koldinghus
Written September 7, 2021
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Anett N
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Couples
The museum is nice. It shows impressively what Danish architecture can do with a bunch of old ruins.
It gets only three points as there were not enough parking lots an no explanation where to park. Got a ticket that send quivers down the spine. Would rather have met the castle ghost.
Written August 1, 2021
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Dear AnettCH Thank you for visiting and I'm glad the architecture impressed you. I'm very sorry you had a bad time at the car park, which we unfortunately do not own. We know it is a big issue for our visitors and have now added a sign in the ticket sales to remind people to buy a car park ticket - and we hope this helps. It's so annoying to have a good time ruined by a parking ticket. It is also possible to find information about additional parking on our website. I do however hope, you wish to come visit Koldinghus again another time. Best regards, Naja Johansen / Koldinghus
Written September 7, 2021
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JavaMama58
Denmark1,852 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Loved the open and light renovation treatment of this old castle with a modern, loft vibe. Thought the way it was presented made it all more interesting and fresh.
The 3rd floor display of modern Danish silver was disappointing.
Written September 6, 2020
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Dear JavaMama58 Thank you for visiting and sharing you experience with us here. I hope you wish to come visit Koldinghus again another time. Best regards, Naja Johansen/Koldinghus
Written September 17, 2020
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andy_lewis_uk
Thame, UK123 contributions
Jul 2012 • Couples
We raced here in the car since we'd heard the tower was the best place to take photos for miles around. We arrived at 16:27 and were informed that it closed for entry at 16:30 and we would need to leave at 17:00. We both paid for our tickets and headed straight for the tower (the main attraction). We soon found that it was closed off, so headed back to the entrance for an explanation. The manager told us that the tower was shut for long term repairs. Funny he didn't mention this when we arrived. It was 16:35. We explained that this was the only reason we had come, so we would instead like a refund and to leave. He said a refund was impossible and that it was non-negotiable, despite our complaints that he had not warned us that the tower was shut. We left anyway feeling totally ripped off.
Written August 21, 2012
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Gazzamundo
Cropwell Bishop, UK5 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Stylish and modern internal restructuring after the fire gutted the building 200 years ago. Stunning, well worth a visit.
Written November 19, 2019
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Dear Gazzamundo Thank you for visiting and thank you for the lovely review. I hope you wish to visit us again another time. Best regards, Naja Johansen / Koldinghus
Written December 5, 2019
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Bianca H
Kolding, Denmark14 contributions
Nov 2015 • Friends
You have the opportunity to learn about local history and appreciate nice architeture. Funny part was in the costumes room, where you can dress up with traditional historic c clothes to take pictures.
Written February 12, 2016
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WeronikaCm
Lodz, Poland10 contributions
Oct 2014 • Business
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!
Written October 29, 2014
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Martin J
Levice, Slovakia539 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
We walkway only around, because we dont have time to go inside.
Ist really massive, but for us nothing interest.
Parking for free.
Written September 9, 2014
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JJ-In-NSW
Newcastle, Australia42 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
And *that's* what makes Koldinghus such a rich & satisfying experience. First, there's interactive games - medieval skittles, bowling (!), men dressed in period costume who showed my teen the different styles of fencing (fascinating how the *fashion* of the time dictated how to fight-!), costumes to try on, PLUS art (great silver collection!), artifact, and painting. Sensitively restored old castle with plenty of toilets throughout the property, a cafe, and all the staff spoke English fluently (good thing as my Danish is both negligible & unintelligible!… Did you know the language has *silent* Ns, Ds, Vs, (among others) that subtly change the preceding vowels?) Don't you LOVE accessible diversity?!
Written July 30, 2014
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