Denmark's largest Baroque manor house


Lerchenborg manor house near Kalundborg was built in 1704 when the village of Østrup was abandoned, and was originally known as Østrupgård. In 1742, the estate was acquired by General Christian Lerche. In 1743-45 he built the present main building, which is one of…

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Estate strapped for cash

In the 1700s, much of the landed gentry was deeply in debt. Estate revenues were low because times …

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