History and elegance in Denmark
Located within an hour’s drive of Aarhus, the splendour of the award-winning Clausholm Castle makes for a great day out for holidaymakers and families alike. Built between 1690 and 1700, by the then Danish Chancellor - Count Conrad Reventlow, it was designed by many of Europe’s finest artists of the time. The original building has been well preserved; meaning members of the public can see it, as it was.
The castle of true love
Clausholm is known as the castle of true love thanks to an event that occurred in 1712. The young daughter of Count Reventlow, Anna Sophie, climbed through a window and climbed in a horse and carriage waiting for her in the castle’s park. She was then taken to her love King Frederik IV, whom she married that very night and was later crowned Queen. This is just one of the fascinating stories that await visitors to Clausholm Castle.
The castle was modernised between 1964-65 by Henrik and Ruth Berner, and has benefited from constant restoration ever since. In 1994, HRH Prince Henrik presented the Berners the Europe-Nostra Prize – awarded only in exceptional circumstances for outstanding restoration work.
Conservation and wonder
Visitors to Clausholm Castle will be surprised to learn that it its west wing is still home to a fifth generation – Kim A. Berner and his family. The castle and its adjoined park are open to the public every summer, and visitors are free to explore the carp in its grand moat, baroque fountains in the park, its wonderful chapel, and the Royal Hall.
Each room and corridor is home to elegant 1700s architecture and furniture that remains unspoiled and preserved to this day, while the surrounding countryside benefits from modern forestry and agricultural business. It is the ideal day out for those looking to immerse themselves in Denmark’s rich, historical culture.
Clausholm Castle is open between July 1 and August 9. Entry to the castle costs DKK 95.00 for adults, while the park costs DKK 50.00. Children under 14 enter free.