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Egeskov Slot, Denmark

From series “The Most Wonderful Castles and Palaces”
Year: 16th century.

Amongst the fairy-tale and most famous castles in Europe you have to mention the Danish town of the same name. This castle was built in the 16th century and is surrounded by the deep moat. Its territory can only be traced to the only drawbridge. After the foundation was built the incredibly beautiful garden around the medieval castle. Like many years ago, you can see the wonderful peacocks and hear the song of songbirds hidden in lush tree tops.

One of the main secrets of the old castle is the wonderful doll house 'Queen Titania', which is considered a real antiquarian masterpiece. Once, the castle belonged to the well-known English painter and officer Newil Wilkinson, whose young daughter had asked the father to build the special castle for the elf queen Titania. The loving father realized the daughter's request and built the incredibly beautiful dollhouse, whose furnishings were just as splendid as the interiors of the luxurious palace.

The old castle is very popular with the tourists with the children. According to one of the legends, if their visitors behaved well during the last eight days, they can meet Queen Titania in the castle. Besides the magical unique doll house, visitors can see the expositions of four most interesting museums in Egeskov Castle, as well as the dark medieval labyrinths. Next - Castelul Peles

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Jyske Bank, Svendborg' located in 14 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Avis Biludlejning Svendborg City' is located in 14 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'OK - Tankstation' in 2.19 km
Supermarket: 'SuperBrugsen' in 2.21 km
Parking: 'EuroPark P-plads' in 14 km
Apotheek: 'Ollerup Håndkøbsudsalg v/ Dagli'Brugsen Ollerup' in 11 km
Police station: 'Landpolitiet, Vester Skerning. (Pkr. 06)' in 11 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Café Jomfru Rigborg' in 0.15 km
Railway station: 'Kværndrup st' in 1.85 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Odense Airport ODE - in 34 km
 »  Sonderborg Airport SGD - in 50 km
 »  Sonderborg Airport QSG - in 53 km
 »  Skrydstrup Airport SKS - in 77 km
 »  Maribo Airport MRW - in 80 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Egeskov Slot

Hundstrup Kro

Located in 9 km from Egeskov Slot
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Rooms: 3
Rooms at the Hundstrup Kro are neutrally decorated and come with a flat-screen TV. Bathroom facilities are shared. The renaissance Egeskov Castle and … More: photo, rates and booking
Hostel California - Pejrup Station

Located in 13 km from Egeskov Slot
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Rooms: 11
The bright rooms at Hostel California - Pejrup Station all have simple furnishings and shared bathroom facilities. Guests can enjoy BBQ facilities on … More: photo, rates and booking
Svendborg Bed & Breakfast

Located in 14 km from Egeskov Slot
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Rooms: 2
Guests at Svendborg Bed and Breakfast have a variety of cafés and restaurants, with Svendborg Theatre only 2 minutes' walk from the property. … More: photo, rates and booking
Møllehuset Holiday House

Located in 15 km from Egeskov Slot
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Rooms: 1
The country-style Møllehuset Holiday House features 3 bright bedrooms with wooden floors and a living room with TV. The bathroom has heated floors, … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Egeskov Slot - Odense

Among landmarks and sights of the city of Odense tourists will discover ancient houses and museums, majestic cathedrals and churches, scenic streets and large squares of historic significance. Odense offers exciting spots of tourist interest for every guest. Among majestic samples of architecture the Saint Knud Church is worth visiting. The church was built in the 18th century. For more than 200 years of its existence the church has hardly changed its appearance. It has preserved the initial inner decoration of the premises as well.

The church keeps an ancient gold plated sanctuary, an organ and a bishop’s throne as well as an inestimable religious artifact being the hallows of Saint Knud attracting thousands of visitors daily. Among other religious landmarks and sight of the destination, Our Lady’s Church is a must visit tourist spot as this church is a subject of many incredible legends

A single touch to the walls of the church is considered to be curing and healing from all diseases and miseries. The church is visited by people of different religious confessions. A significant symbol of the city is so called half-timbered houses. These traditional medieval buildings are still constructed following good old traditions. The half timbered houses will be appreciated by the connoisseurs of ancient architecture and will stun event unsophisticated and inexperienced tourists with their original unique style.
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