Egelund Castle

Fredensborg, Denmark

Egelund Castle is a former royal residence built by Queen Dowager Louise Josephine from 1915 to 1917. Today it is owned by Dansk Arbejdsgiverforening and used as a congress and training centre.

The architect was Carl Harild and the garden was designed by landscape architect Edvard Glæsel and later J. P. Andersen as well as Egelund's resident gardener Hansen. After the queen's death in 1926, the property was inherited by Prince Gustav of Denmark, who remained unmarried and had no children. After his death in 1944, the estate passed to Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark and Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark. In 1954 Dansk Arbejdsgiverforening bought Egelund from the heirs to use it as a congress and training venue.

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Founded: 1915-1917
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Denmark

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