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Egeskov Castle

Feel history come alive at the still-functioning castle when your guide shares its exciting stories.

Our guides have taken visitors through Egeskov (literally, forest of oaks) for many years, and they have benefited from ongoing updates and new information. This means that our guides are incredibly knowledgeable and skilled at sharing the anecdotes. It took an entire forest of oaks to build the castle in the mid-1500s, hence the name. One of the most well-preserved moated castles in Europe, it is said to be under the protection of a wooden figure in the attic. Should this figure be moved, the castle will sink into the moat on Christmas Eve.

The park includes several thematic gardens such as the 1730 Renaissance Garden with a labyrinth (its interior visible from a vantage point). On the other side of a small brook is the English Garden, the Fragrance Garden, and the Water Garden. Sculptures placed throughout the park include the Super Ellipse and the Sundial by Piet Hein.

The structures formerly used for farming now house exhibits of vintage cars and motorcycles, bicycles, airplanes, ambulances, and many other fascinating items. Outside, there are playgrounds, treetop walks, a café, tuck shops, and an ice cream stand.

 

 

THE CASTLE

THE PARK

Your Odense Tour Guides guide will make history come alive in the castle. Explore one of Europe’s best-preserved moated castles and find out about its history while you take in the Hunting Hall, the Great Hall, Titania’s Palace (a dollhouse), and the wooden figure in the attic. You will hear about previous and current owners.



Tour Start: At the castle’s exterior stairs or as arranged.
Duration: 1 hour.
Distance: Three floors indoors.
Fee: DKK 800


Your guide will show you what has been called the most stunning garden in Denmark and explain how it came to be and who is looking after it today. At 20 hectares, the garden offers a lot to be admired, including several thematic gardens and the Renaissance Garden with the original beech maze. We will visit the English Garden – offering a great view of the castle – and hear about the golden Super Ellipse created by Piet Hein.



Tour Start: At the Hans Christian Andersen statue near the entrance.
Duration: 1 hour.
Distance: 2 km (1.25 miles) outside; dress appropriately for the weather.
Fee: DKK 800


THE MUSEUMS

CUSTOMIZED TOUR

The museums at Egeskov hold many surprises. Old airplanes, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, fire trucks and ambulances, travel trunks, empire waist dresses, horse buggies, a general store, a forge, and Denmark’s first vacation camper.
Should we be unable to visit all the museums in the allotted time, you will have the opportunity to do so on your own later in the day
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Tour Start: At the old forge.
Duration: 1 hour.
Distance: 2 km (1.25 miles), outside and indoors.
Fee: DKK 800

Book a guide to take you on the kind of tour that would interest you. From the guide’s descriptions, you select what you would like to see from among the Egeskov attractions. The guide will meet you at a prearranged spot – all you need do is enjoy the tour!



Tour Start: As arranged.
Duration: As arranged.
Distance: As arranged, outside and indoors.
Fee: Depending on duration

These guides take this tour:

Birgitte Rosenstand

Birgitte Rosenstand
+45 2244 4947
Book Birgitte

Irma Colacelli

Irma Colacelli
+45 2012 0056
Book Irma

Christian Husum

Christian Husum
+45 2172 2088
Book Christian

Maki Ishii-Dodson

Maki Ishii-Dodson
+45 2282 1191
Book Maki

Kyoko Ohkase Larsen

Kyoko Ohkase Larsen
+45 2674 1824
Book Kyoko

Leif Søndergaard

Leif Søndergaard
+45 4058 8342
Book Leif

Grethe Purreskov

Grethe Purreskov
+45 2945 1397
Book Grethe

Inge Marie Holland

Inge Marie Holland
+45 6178 8548
Book Inge Marie

Anne T Jensen

Anne T. Jensen
+45
Book Anne

Anne Sofie Petersen

Anne Sofie Petersen
+45 5239 0423
Book Anne Sofie

Renate Fritsch

Renate Fritsch
+45 2323 4718
Book Renate

Susan Mortensen

Susan Mortensen
+45 2463 8352
Book Susan

Teri Tang

Teri Tang
+45 2037 3012
Book Teri

Ulla Lunau Rasmussen

Ulla Lunau Rasmussen
+45 2274 0566
Book Ulla

Lone Østergaard

Lone Østergaard
+45 5090 4579
Book Lone