Denmark - Koldinghus Castle - 3

Koldinghus Castle - Kolding - Denmark - European Tourist Guide - euro-t-guide.com
The Koldinghus Castle was originally a royal castle and has a history that goes back to the the 13th century. In 1808 - during the Napoleonic wars - the castle suffered a catastrophic fire caused by some Spanish soldiers who were stationed at the castle. After the fire most of the castle was left in ruins for more than 180 year. In the 1980's it was eventually decided to restore the old castle. The restoration was completed in 1991 and today it is a historical museum.
   
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One of the many historical paintings at the Koldinghus Castle in Kolding displayed at the castle.

One of the many historical paintings at the Koldinghus Castle in Kolding displayed at the castle.
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A small part of the historical collection at the Koldinghus Castle in Kolding.

A small part of the historical collection at the Koldinghus Castle in Kolding.
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A small part of the historical furniture collection at the Koldinghus Castle in Kolding.

A small part of the historical furniture collection at the Koldinghus Castle in Kolding.
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Building details from the Koldinghus Castle in Kolding.

Building details from the Koldinghus Castle in Kolding.
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A small part of the historical silver collection at the Koldinghus Castle in Kolding.

A small part of the historical silver collection at the Koldinghus Castle in Kolding.
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The Koldinghus Castle in Kolding. The dark brown surface is wood. This was used to restore the original ruin in order keep an impression of the extend of the fire lay the castle in ruins in 1808.

The Koldinghus Castle in Kolding. The dark brown surface is wood. This was used to restore the original ruin in order keep an impression of the extend of the fire lay the castle in ruins in 1808.  
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