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Egeskov Castle Denmark : Historic Fyn Building

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post updated 13 Jan 2021 ; 1 Jul 2008

Egeskov Slot

Location: centre of Fyn, central Denmark

Photographs © Adrian Welch / isabelle lomholt

Egeskov Castle (Danish: Egeskov Slot) is located near Kværndrup, in the south of the island of Funen, Denmark. The castle is Europe’s best preserved Renaissance water castle.

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Egeskov was first mentioned in 1405. The castle structure was erected by Frands Brockenhuus in 1554.

The estate has belonged to the Bille-Brahe family since 1784, when they acquired it from descendants of the Brockenhuus family. In 1882 it was inherited by the counts Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille, who still own it.

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Outside, the castle is a Late Gothic building. Inside the original elements already show Renaissance design.

The castle consists of two long buildings connected by a thick double wall, allowing defenders to abandon one house and continue fighting from the other. The double wall is over one meter thick and contains secret staircases and a well.

Defenders were able to attack an enemy’s flanks from the two round corner towers. Other medieval defences include artillery ports, scalding holes and arrow slits. The bricks composing the castle are of an oversized medieval type sometimes called “monks bricks”. The conical towers are constructed in a series of separate panels.

Photographs taken with Panasonic DMC-FX01 lumix camera; Leica lense: 2816×2112 pixels – original photos available upon request: info(at)

Location: Denmark

Architecture in Denmark

Danish Architecture Designs – chronological list

Another Fyn Building design:

Faaborg Harbour Bath
JDS Architects with KLAR, Creo Architects
Faaborg Harbour Bath
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Fyn harbour design

Copenhagen Architecture

Odense Building

Fyn Building

Danish Architect

Denmark Architecture – Selection:

Cold War Museum at Nordjyllands Historiske Museum, Røde Møllevej 22, Skørping, Rold Forest, Jutland
Design: AART architects with SLA, Niras and Thøgersen & Stouby

Cold War Museum Rold Forest Jutland - Denmark Architecture News
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The Danish Cold War Museum in Rold Forest, Jutland
Together with SLA, Niras and Thøgersen & Stouby as sub-advisors, the Danish architecture firm AART has won the prestigious competition to design the new Danish Cold War Museum in Rold Skov in Northern Jutland.

Natural Science Center, Bjerringbro, Viborg County, Jutland peninsula, northern Denmark
Design: NORD Architects
Natural Science Center
The Natural Science center is a building out of the ordinary. If you thought atriums spanning two floors were cool, think again. In the Natural Science Center all spaces are open and have views spanning several floors. The building itself is shaped as a cylinder with terraces, openings and cuts to explore and get lost in.

Danfoss Universe, Als
Design: J. MAYER H.
Danfoss Universe
The new buildings rise up from the ground and provide spaces which articulate the fusion of outdoor landscape and indoor exhibition. This active ground modulates according to program and location in the park.

GeoCenter Møns Klint
Design: PLH arkitekter
GeoCenter Møns Klint

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