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Lookout post for the Little Belt

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A large royal castle complex once stood at Hindsgavl near the Little Belt. The large castle embankment measuring about 75 m x 75 m is all that remains of the old castle today. The castle was a lookout tower for keeping watch over the narrow stretch of water between…

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Peace meeting at the castle

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Hindsgavl was first mentioned in 1295 when Danish King Erik Menved and the Norwegian King Erik Priest Hater signed an armistice. The Norwegian King had supported the outlawed Marshal Stig, who was suspected of murdering King Erik Menved's father, King Erik Klipping. The issue was laid to rest at Hindsgavl. From the first part of the 14th century, the castle was endowed and mortgaged to the counts of Holstein. Hindsgavl's strategic location made it a prime target during the many wars involving Denmark and it was often under siege. In 1658, Hindsgavl was conquered and plundered by the Swedes, and never regained its status.

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Peace meeting at the castle

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