Tårnborg Castle Ruins

Korsør, Denmark

Tårnborg Castle was a royal medieval castle. It consisted of a central tower of 8m x 8m, surrounded by a square outer wall. An excavation in the castle courtyard in 1894 also revealed the remains of three small houses. The castle stood from about 1231 up to the last part of the 14th century when a new castle in Korsør took over Tårnborg's role. From written sources we know that the castle was captured several times, once in 1326 when King Christopher II’s son was forced to submit to the rebellious troops after a two-week siege.

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Founded: 1231
Category: Ruins in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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