Those of you who have seen the Danish names for the various manors, palaces and castles in DK, may have wondered about the names.
Here is a guide:
Places ending in "borg", (like Ulfsborg) is derived from German burg = castle. In fact a late medieval castle.
Places ending in "hus", (like Koldinghus) is old Danish, originally meaning a large stone building, like a large impressive house, abbey or castle. Today the word simply means house. So in connection with a manor/castle it's an early medieval castle.
Places ending in "gård" or "herregård" is a large estate or manor. Gård = farm. Herregård = small manor.
Then there is the word "slot". It derives from German schloss and in Danish context it means a manor/estate/castle that is or has been owned by the DRF.
Hence Christiansborg Slot = Christian's Castle previously owned by the DRF.
I learned the bit about "slot" today, so it's been a good day.