Holsteinborg Castle

Rude, Denmark

Holsteinborg Castle was built by the Trolle family between 1598 and 1651, but has been owned by the Holstein family since 1707. The first count, Ulrich Adolph Holstein, established ten village schools on the estate in about 1710. The first Christmas tree in Denmark was lit at Holsteinborg in 1808, Northern Europe's first savings bank was opened in 1810 and Denmark's first health insurance was available in 1811. Between 1810 and 1825, a total of 14 schools and 12 handicraft schools were built on the estate. Hans Christian Andersen was inspired by his many visits to the castle, where he wrote some of his fairytales, stories, songs, poems and accounts of his travels.

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Founded: 1598-1651
Category: Castles and fortifications in Denmark
Historical period: Early Modern Denmark (Denmark)

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Anne Grethe Friis (3 years ago)
Smuk park. Mulighed for at sidde på bænke og nyde udsigten og stilheden. Kan betragte et rigt fugleliv. Man kan nyde parkens gamle træer.
Christian Holten (3 years ago)
Højt niveau
Annette Haukeland (3 years ago)
Nydelig sted for bryllup
Tina Anna Holk (4 years ago)
Det er ikke et offentligt sted, men man kan vist komme i kirke der. Der er en sti gennem haven og man må ikke gå udenfor stierne, stien fører ud til havet med en god udsigt
ØB IF. Camilla Greis Kimer- fodboldtræner U12 (5 years ago)
Flot natur og historisk slotskirke
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