Nobility and King

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The age of the nobility

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Erland Porsmose
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Erland Porsmose

The Devil's blue-blooded helpers

In no other place in Denmark are there as many manors as in south-eastern Funen. Peasants joked…

Vivian Etting
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Vivian Etting

The height of good manors

The present manor, which is some way from the castle mound, was built in 1558-73 by nobleman Erik…

Søren Bitsch Christensen
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Søren Bitsch Christensen

The Battle of Fredericia

On 24 August 1657, Sweden's King Carl X Gustav found himself staring down the barrel of…

Søren Bitsch Christensen
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Søren Bitsch Christensen

Strange and curious parts

The author Herman Bang had just returned home from a visit to a residential property in…

Søren Bitsch Christensen
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Søren Bitsch Christensen

Save the royal family!

The Stock Exchange is worthy of a King, and in the 1880s, there were three kings at once. Although …

Søren Bitsch Christensen
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Søren Bitsch Christensen

Fine lace – hard work

Say the word lace" and Danes think of Tønder. Visit the Drøhses House museum, and a world of…

Søren Bitsch Christensen
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Søren Bitsch Christensen

Good solid Danish construction

Bakkekammen 45 stands where the road follows a wide curve with a view across the fiord behind. The …

Søren Bitsch Christensen
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Søren Bitsch Christensen

An old quarter that still sparkles with style and charm

Elsinore is a treasure trove of old houses. Most of these historic buildings are in the area called…

Søren Bitsch Christensen
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Søren Bitsch Christensen

Farmhand soldiers in turbans and moustaches

The merchant's house has served many purposes – a shop for sundry goods, poorhouse and…

Inger-Marie Børgesen
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Inger-Marie Børgesen

Paupers trip the light fantastic

Legend has it that in the mid-1800s, once a month the Count of Gammel Estrup collected the paupers …

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