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On location

There’s always something going on at Glimmingehus! Discover the well-preserved medieval castle, be amazed at the museum and enjoy Café Borggården. Our shop is full of fascinating books, reproduction artefacts and, of course, ice cream!

Naturally, Jens Holgersen’s massive and well-preserved late-medieval castle (1) is the focal point of the site and the main reason people visit us. You can discover its many rooms by joining one of our guided tours, or by exploring alone. There are sensor-activated information signs in each room that light up when someone enters the room, as well as a digital guidebook with many unique features. You can borrow a tablet with the digital guidebook installed at the entrance (deposit required).

The castle also has a number of outbuildings, the functions of which have varied over the centuries. The east wing, known as The Roaster’s House (2), was erected in 1640 as a kitchen and dining room. It is now occupied by workshops with medieval handicrafts and activities for the public and schools. During the summer, you can even try on period costumes and play medieval boardgames. There are two WCs for visitors at the south end of the building.

Next we have our museum (3), which houses the Castle Folk exhibition. Here, you can acquaint yourselves with prominent figures from the history of Glimmingehus, as well as viewing unique finds recovered from the castle’s moat. Castle Folk is intended for adults and children alike.


1. The Castle 7. Outdoor eating area
2. The Roaster’s House/WC 8. Outdoor quiz
3. Museum/exhibition 9. The Herb Garden
4. The Brewhouse/The Small Hall 10. Disability parking
5.  Café, open during peak season 11. Entrance and shop/WC/RWC
6. The Building Workshop 12. Parking


To the left of the museum is a renovated building dating from the Renaissance (4), which probably replaced the castle as the main residence sometime in the sixteenth century. This building is now divided into The Brewhouse, where we hold lectures and workshops for schools, and The Small Hall, which is used as a playroom during the summer peak season.

The west wing (5) was built in the eighteenth century and was one of the last privately owned residences. It was occupied until the 1920s by the colourful Lady Adéle Rosencrantz, known simply as Your Grace. Its beautiful rooms now house Café Borggården, which is leased to an entrepreneur each summer. Here you can purchase food, cakes, coffee and ice cream.

Outside the Castle Yard, there are also exciting and interesting places to visit. To the west of the moat is a reconstructed building workshop (6), where it is told about how the castle’s materials were made. Directly north of that there is a place with tables and benches for those of you who want to enjoy food and drinks that you have brought with you (7).

A short distance further north begins our quiz which runs through the castle park (8). Here there are medieval questions for young and old, and the tour leads you gradually to the beautifully situated herb garden (9). Here you can find out about the important functions such a one had at a medieval main farm.

Next to the car park (12), you will find the shop (11) that sells admission, lends a digital guide, and sells books, copies of historical finds, as well as candy and ice cream. The disability parking (10) is closer to the castle.