Guided tours at Egeskov

Egeskov Castle is one of the main attrations on Funen, and maybe also in Denmark as a whole. At Egeskov you can take a guided tour in the castle itself, or of the wonderful park and gardens or in the museums. Egeskov has a lot to offer, many great stories and anecdotes and our guides are more then happy to share them with you. Even if you do not book the full package of 3 hours and choose to go it on your own instead, don't be a miser with your time. Egeskov is a nice place, there are refreshments at a fair price, and you can easily spend 4-5-6 hours here and exhaust yourself without seeing everything. But if you want to optimize your experience, choose the guided tour of the castle

Opening hours 2022 acc. Egeskov

until 29.4.

 10 – 16  

Winter Season (Castle closed)

30.4. – 24.6.

 10 – 17

(Castle 11 – 17)

25.6. – 7.8. 

 10 – 19

(Castle 10 – 18)

8.8. – 14.10. 

 10 – 17

(Castle 11 – 17)

15. 10. - 30.10 

 10 – 17

Halloween (Castle 10-17)

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Egeskov's Exciting Museums

   
You may live in the present - but at Egeskov you will enter the past
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Egeskov Castle, Museums and Park - 3 Hours with Guide

     
Guided tour of the beautiful park, interesting museums and Egeskov Castle. A perfect tour on warm summer's days for children or adults
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Egeskov's Parks and Gardens

   
The parks and gardens at Egeskov Castle are an eldorado for garden enthusiasts, playful children and everyone with a love for flowers
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Egeskov Castle - a Guided Tour of the House

     
Enjoy a wonderfull guided tour of the house at Egeskov Castle with surprising details in the walls, magic creatures and cruel fates
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Guided tours at Egeskov

Egeskov Castle is one of the main attractions on Funen. It is a very rich and rewarding attraction, combinig a late medieval castle, some of the most beautiful parks and gardens in the country and a number of curiosity museums. Don't get confused by this. Egeskov is not a museum - it is the private home of count Michael Ahlefeld-Laurvig-Bille and his wife, the Princess Alexandra. It has been a family tradition for a century or more to open the park to visitors. The baroque labyrith is still there, cut and trimmed and fascinating, but it is closed to visitors because the old trees would be battered by the visitors. The gardener told us that they send in two assistants with wheelbarrows around October 1st to collect the skeletons of any remains of unauthorized visitors before the park closes for the winter. Well, maybe this is not strictly true. The original baroque garden is still there, with beech hedges and lime trees. There is a knot garden with trimmed box and a fountain and sculptures. And on the other side of the castle, the english landscape garden. We offer guided tours of parks and gardens. There is a new, very much larger and moderately difficult bamboo labyrinth that you can try in the park in your own time.

After that came the museums. They are not proper museums - they display the private colletions of the counts. On display, among other things, vintage cars and motorcycles from many countries and more than 100 years. There is the Falck Museum, the Outdoor Museum and you will pass a number of airplanes as well, even an old swedish fighter jet. A guided tour of the museums at Egeskov would take about an hour and take you to some of the highlights.

And then there is the castle itself. If was built during difficult times in Europe. We do not know the exact dates. We do know however, that the castle was largely finished in the fifteenfifties. And a castle it is - in the middle of a moat, with a drawbridge and cannons on the upper floors. In the decades before, Denmark went through a peasant rebellion and a civil war, immediately followed by the lutheran reformation. This put the fear of God into the nobility, and Franz Brockenhuus chose to build this very, very strong house. It is a testament to the defensive considerations of the day and can't have been very comfortable to live in. There are very many fascinating stories to tell about this house and the families that have lived in it for almost 500 years. A guided tour of the castle will take you to the attic, where the house pug resides on a pillow. The cannons are gone, but the count has been known to practise his bowmanship in the banqueting hall. Not with visitor present, though. You will get to see the count's personal duelling weapons as well - they are not leathal. And hear a lot of interesting storie, such as the one about the walled up virgin. Kind of. Take the tour, hear the stories.

Opening hours 2022 acc. Egeskov

until 29.4.

 10 – 16  

Winter Season (Castle closed)

30.4. – 24.6.

 10 – 17

(Castle 11 – 17)

25.6. – 7.8. 

 10 – 19     

(Castle 10 – 18)

8.8. – 14.10. 

 10 – 17

(Castle 11 – 17)

15. 10. - 30.10     

 10 – 17

Halloween (Castle 10-17)

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