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Glorup Manor, south of Nyborg, was built in 1743-44 as a four-winged manor on top of the cellar of the original renaissance manor. The beautiful roof that still adorns the building was also added at this time. Later that century, in the 1770s, Architect G.E. Rosenberg …
Silver wedding anniversary garden party in 1853
On 20 June, 1853, the garden at Glorup was the setting for a magnificent silver wedding anniversary party held for the owner at that time, Count Adam Gottlob Moltke-Huitfeldt. On the same day, the Count's youngest son was confirmed in the nearby church, which was restored especially for the occasion. After the church service, the celebrations continued in the manor grounds, where between 1,000 and 1,500 guests took part. Everyone was welcomed with a volley of cannon fire. Tents were set up in the garden and an island was decorated with the Count and his wife's monogram in flowers. A commando unit played at the party, where the Count and Countess opened the ball by dancing with a farmer's wife and farmer, respectively.
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