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Approximately 5 Hours
Meals not included
A comfortable motor coach drive takes you north of Århus to Rosenholm Castle -- one of Denmark's largest and most beautiful Renaissance castles. The Rosenkrantz family acquired the land from the King in 1559 and built the castle which has been in the family's possession ever since, making it the oldest family-owned estate in Denmark. From 1740-45, the castle was rebuilt and the large park covering approximately 12 acres was laid out, complete with lime tree avenues and bowers and beech hedges. The castle is fully furnished with hundreds of items of furniture, paintings and tapestries, which provide the visitor with a fascinating view of a noble family's life through centuries. Enjoy an inside visit to this stunning attraction.
Gammel Estrup Manor is another Renaissance estate, the oldest parts of which originate around 1490. This was also a family-owned estate, belonging to the wealthy Skeel family, for more than 600 years until it was finally sold in 1926. Today the manor houses the Danish Manor House Museum and the stables house the Danish Agricultural Museum. The estate is large and offers many things to see and do. Feel free to join a guided exploration of the magnificent halls and elegant chambers of the castle, or stay outside and explore the vast Baroque gardens. Outside, you can trace the evolution of agriculture in the agricultural museum, from the first ploughs in ancient times until today's modern industrial agriculture.
Enjoy refreshments served in the beautiful garden or inside the orangerie. You will have coffee and delicious homemade cake baked from handwritten recipes written by Otilie -- a housemaid who worked for the Skeel family in the early 1900s.
Rosenholm Castle and Gammel Estrup have no elevators. Some walking over gravel paths is required. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair.