Tranekær Castle

Tranekær, Denmark

Tranekær Castle was originally erected as a defensive fortress in the 13th century. The oldest part is the north wing, which dates back to about 1200. The 3m thick walls were added in the 14th century. The castle has been remodelled many times and today has two wings and an octagonal stair tower with a tall spire. It has belonged to the Ahlefeldt-Laurvig family for about 350 years. There is no admittance to the castle itself, but the castle park is open to the public.

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Founded: c. 1200
Category: Castles and fortifications in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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Mega gamer (2 years ago)
Very beautiful and cool
Marc Van de Voorde (2 years ago)
Very nice spot on a wonderful island in a wonderful country.
Jesper Würtz Steffensen (2 years ago)
Beautiful castle from the outside and a lovely walk around the lake (2 km. but can be longer). Price for entering is fair (3,5 Euro).
Damir Hadzisakovic (3 years ago)
Wonderful place.
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