Hald Castle Ruin

Viborg, Denmark

Hald Castle was built in 1528 by the bishop Jørgen Friis, who was the last Roman Catholic bishop of Viborg. It is said that Friis was one of the first prisons in Hald tower after the Reformation. The castle was left to decay and in the 1700s it was abandoned. Anyway in late 1800s the owned Christopher Krabbe reconstructed the tower which is today the most visible part of the former castle. Today castle ruins are open to the public for free.



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Vejlevej 44, Viborg, Denmark
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Founded: 1528
Category: Ruins in Denmark
Historical period: Early Modern Denmark (Denmark)

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Omar Christian Thomsen (19 months ago)
You can really dive into history and explore landscape, nature and sites.
Morten Lund (2 years ago)
Lovely views, walks and swims
Adi Kurniawan (2 years ago)
Had a nice walk by the lake on a fine day. The lake and the trees made a beautiful scenery. There was not much to see at the ruin itself. I believe a renovation work was underway on the site, and once it is completed, the entire complex will be even more beautiful.
Thomas Schmidt (2 years ago)
Always with a little walk! Amazing scenery, once you went up the stairs in the old remains of the tower. Remember to bring snacks for a little picknick. Even if you live a bit further away, it is worth the trip.
Daniel Skov Sørensen (3 years ago)
Very interesting historical ruins. Definitely worth a visit.
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