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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Holsteinborgvej 130E, Rude, Denmark
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Founded: 1598-1651
Historical period: Early Modern Denmark (Denmark)

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