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“Nice castle on the Baltic seashore”
Review of Valdemars Slot

Valdemars Slot
Ranked #2 of 113 things to do in Svendborg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We started our visit on Saturday just an hour before closure. Nobody was inside the castle, not event a lonely museum worker, and we have enjoyed very quite, but very elegant exhibition of Danish Queens and Kings everyday life. Duration of just hour is enough, including also huge exposition of hunting trophies, that we did not like, because it is too crowded, and has very little meaning for a modern family life. Pictures and exponates of hundreds of killed animals question this old habit, despite authors have tried to make a connection of hunting with current environmental protection issues.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

We went for an Easter-arrangement where we were shown around on the castle for about 1,5 hours, before sitting down at the restaurant for an Easter lunch.

I have been here several times before, but never been inside the castle, so it was very nice to see all the stunning rooms.

The food was excelent!
This is the second time I eat at this restaurant and it was just as nice as last time!

I am coming back!

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

I first saw Valdemars Slot through closed gates in the middle of winter in 1982. Since then, I have longed to return to see this amazing castle again. In late summer 2016 I finally realised my dream. This is an incredible place to visit - it's like stepping back into the ancien regime. One feels as if one is immersed in the day-to-day life of a completely different and, for most of us, unattainable, idea of a family home. Every room offered something unique and interesting and the attics are not to be missed. The grounds surrounding the house are lovely for a picnic lunch. You could easily spend an entire day here.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This old family home is an interesting visit and set in lovely grounds. The house is nice to see and has some interesting history. But there are also various activities for a family group. We enjoyed the day sitting in the sun at the cafe and on the beach and walking the grounds. Very nice - but definitely a fair weather place to visit.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

After having spent four nights in Copenhagen, taking in its various tourism treats including several fabulous castles and palaces, we drove down to Fyn for three nights, planning to enjoy some of what this special area of Denmark has to offer. On the second day, after visiting the relatively disappointing Nyborg Slot, we drove down the 40 minutes or so to Valdemars Slot...with the reality vastly exceeding any expectations we might have had.

The site is just a few minutes across the bridge south of Svendborg, easy to find. We parked outside the ticket office/gift shop, and since we had arrived mid-day, started out with a nice smorrebrod at the cafe just to the left of the Slot entrance...attractive dining area, friendly service, nice quality food and very reasonable pricing.

We then did a 180 to enter the few stairs to the building, and were wowed from the outset. What the web site photo shows as being a simple rectangular brick building contains room after room of exquisite interior decorating, with many priceless pieces of furniture, art, porcelain, etc. It is an actively lived in home, minimal number of roped off spaces, you feel as if you are simply making yourself comfortable at a friend's (albeit wealthy friend) home. There was not a single other visitor when we were there, no guards, but we are sure the reported video surveillance was active.

After enjoying the several fabulous rooms on the first floor we ascended the stairs to the second floor, where more beautifully decorated rooms awaited. There is an early detour to the "attic" which is basically a museum of natural history, over a hundred beautifully preserved animal specimen from all over the world. The rationalization for the collection is that older males beyond their useful life were the focus of the collection...all we know is that we had no idea there so many varieties of dik dik, antelope, and others to be found.

By the time we had taken in all that the first three floors had to offer, we skipped the recently renovated basement kitchen, walked a bit around the outside grounds, all spectacular.

The only down note is that no indoor photography is allowed...can't blame the owners of the place, I probably would not want a horde of people taking pictures of my house either...but t'was a shame, as there is no guidebook to be purchased, thus most of what we saw will have to be enjoyed by memories.

As such, if you are someone who enjoys palaces and castles, and if you find yourself anywhere near south Fyn, you definitely will want to include Valdemars Slot on your itinerary, this is an unforgettably magnificent home to behold.

Date of experience: September 2016
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