Frijsenborg Castle

Hammel, Denmark

Frijsenborg is one of Denmark's most remarkable estastes. The impressive main building was designed between 1859 and 1867 by one of Denmark's leading architects, Ferdinand Meldahl, for Count C. E. Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs. The Frijsenborg manor, the result of the conversion of a more modest Baroque-period house, was built in a period when Danish estates enjoyed great wealth and influence. Their prosperity caused a boom in the building of manors on a scale unseen since the heyday of the nobility in the Renaissance. Architects of the era found inspiration for conversions and new buildings from the architecture of the Renaissance. Frijsenborg manor epitomises this Renaissance Revival. Today Frijsenborg is an office of farming and forestry company.

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Founded: 1859-1867
Category: Castles and fortifications in Denmark

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Steven Altman (5 months ago)
No chance of getting anywhere near the castle, nice nature and short walk
Anurag Pisupati (5 months ago)
Like previously mentioned, you can't access the place but can enjoy the forest area around it.
Michael Østergaard Knudsen (6 months ago)
Dejlig natur og dejligt og flot
Joanna Celińska (13 months ago)
Nice walk, but you can’t get any close to the castle. So you just watch it from behind the fence. No parking either.
Волотівський Віталій (2 years ago)
Very nice place!
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