Lykkesholm Castle

Ørbæk, Denmark

The history of Lykkesholm Castle dates back to the 1300s. Lykkesholm was previously known as Magelund Castle, and stood on the enormous remains of a castle dating from around 1300. In the 17th century, Lykkesholm moved to its present location on the shores of the lake. The lake was dammed and water power was used to run two mills. Previously the village of Ammendrup and its six farms lay to the south of Lykkesholm, but it was razed and its fields taken over by the manor.

In 1391 Queen Margaret I (1387-1398) owned the castle – but only for a period of nine days. Because of the nobility that was against the Queens reforms, the Queen feared for Lykkesholm Castle and passed it on to her loyal esquire, who moved it to its present location.

The world-famed storyteller H. C. Andersen often spent his summers at Lykkesholm Castle. His fairy-tales was often inspired by his stay at Lykkesholm Castle which was a perfect getaway from the busy life in Copenhagen. H. C. Andersen is believed to have written several stories during his summer stays among others the well known 'The little Mermaid'.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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Marina Pedersen (4 months ago)
Thank you for a fantastic wedding party, for my daughter and son-in-law, it just went as it should ?
bahar sohaleh (6 months ago)
It is so beautiful but there was no one else there and that think maybe I missed some information about that caste ?
HANNE RUDBECK (11 months ago)
Wonderful forest and footpath
Juraj Marinić (14 months ago)
beautiful castle in a rural area, next to a wonderful and well kept lake
Karin Steiness (5 years ago)
Flot område at tage en gå tur, var ikke inde på slottet
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