The Astonishing Egeskov Caste is situated on the small island of Funen, Denmark and was established in the 14th Century. The castle comprises of two primary structures which are connected by a double wall housing a hidden staircase. The castle grounds contain a profusion of decorated lawns, gardens and labyrinths.
The castle is built on oaken piles and located right at the centre of the lake in Funen. The only way of getting close to the castle is by a drawbridge. Legend has it that an entire Oak-forest was used in the construction of this fabulous monument, thus giving it the name Egeskov which translates to ‘Oak Forest’ in Danish.
Of all the interesting attractions of the castle, the Dalia Garden, The English Garden and the Renaissance Garden, stands out. Some of these are more than 300 years old. On display in the castle’s many museums are interesting collections of vintage cars, classic motorcycles and a historic Grocer’s museum.
Whether you take a trip to the numerous parks, the intricate interior or the many galleries and collections, Egeskov castle is a surprising and mesmerizing destination for tourists from all over the world.
Standing tall for more than 500-years, the castle is considered to be Europe’s most conserved Renaissance Water Castle. Frands Brockenhuss built it in 1554. Apart from the picturesque gardens, the castle also has a 20ft tall endless Hedge Maze, much like the one pictured in the movie ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.’
The castle has so many things to see and so many areas to tour that you lose track of time within the captivating sceneries. The Castle is home to the family of Count Michael Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille. One of its primary attractions is Titania’s palace. It is a doll house which took over 15 years to construct and houses more than 3000 arts and displays. Some of them are small art treasures from around the globe.
Because of being used as a private quarter, now only a part of the Castle is open to visitors. There are numerous places to visit and a great lot to see, rendering an entire day insufficient to tour the Egeskov Castle. The Great Hall, which has been reestablished to its former glory, is now used as a chamber for musical events on the ten Sundays of the summer season which starts at 5PM. Incorporate that into your schedule, if you plan on visiting the Egeskov Castle anytime soon.