Korsør Fortress

Korsør, Denmark

The first mention of 'Korsør' dates from 1241, and it is from this period that the medieval tower dates. The tower - part of a complex of buildings that constituted Korsør Castle - was demolished in the early 1800s.

The Great Magazine was constructed by order of Christian IV around 1610. On the first floor Korsør Town and Crossing Museum can be found. On the ground floor function as Korsør Town’s exhibition and event centre, while the basement and top floors serve as storage for the Museum’s extensive collections.

The Local History Archives for Korsør and Environs are located in the 'Commandants Residence' – a wood-faced, half-timbered building from the 1720s - as well as the adjoining harbourmasters residence dating from 1884.

The red-painted half-timbered house across from the tower dates from 1826, and was originally built for the storage of gun carriages. The building has, over the years, served variously as a youth hostel and a museum. Today it is the meeting place of the Marine Society as well as housing their historic collection.

The small guardhouse from the mid 19th century serves as a coffee house in the summer time. The ramparts surrounding the fortress area were constructed by order of the Swedish, during their occupation of Korsør from 1658-60.The fortress area bears the marks of many different historical periods, making it a site of unique historical interest.

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Founded: 1610
Category: Castles and fortifications in Denmark
Historical period: Early Modern Denmark (Denmark)

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Michael Ramsø Thomsen (3 years ago)
Spændende oplevelse mange gamle ting samlet på museet
Christian Vorm (4 years ago)
Not very interesting..at least to me. Just some old buildings and a few marine artifacts. It can be covered in 10 minutes. The nature surrounding it is nice though.
Peter Classified (4 years ago)
Cool Historical Place.. great Christmas market
Laszlo Seregi (5 years ago)
That place combined with the military base has a special atmosphere.
JS2 JS2 (6 years ago)
Well worth a visit. Nice walk by the harbour.
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