From barracks to nursing home
No. 24 Thorsgade in Randers is an impressive brick building erected in 1880-1881 as a barracks for new recruits to the Danish 5th Dragoon Regiment. The listed barracks was designed by a local architect, J.P. Jensen-Wærum. The dragoons left the barracks in 1945 in…
The Prince and Randers
In winter 1891-1892, Randers had anything but an ordinary inhabitant. Prince Christian, who was to become King Christian X, followed in his father's footsteps to train with the dragoons. He enrolled at the officer-training academy in Randers, and stayed in a flat on Torvegade from 31 October 1891 until 24 May 1892. The Prince became a popular and valued guest in many local homes, and frequently joined audiences at the local theatre. Throughout his life, he took great interest in the life of the town, and later recalled his soldiering days in Randers as some of the best years of his youth.
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