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Old 06-27-2016, 03:17 PM
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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.
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I learned the bit about "slot" today, so it's been a good day.
Did you watch TV 2 tonight, Muhler?
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Old 06-27-2016, 05:32 PM
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No. Iceland played. - But I heard about it early today.
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OK :) There was a show at TV 2 "En stor dag på godset" about Tranekær Castle where Count Christian Ahlefeldt-Laurvig told about the differences between the names :)
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Old 06-30-2016, 12:50 PM
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The maps showing the DRF residences and other places has been updated since Alexandra has now moved into Store Kongengade 130.
Here is first Alexandra's new home in relations to Amalienborg: https://app.box.com/s/de14yvevcmd7m2u9btsv0e4cugz5ni93

And here is an updated map over all the residences and what not: https://app.box.com/s/5pc2zsdggt19264bqvfd
(Very large file).

What did he say about the names?
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What did he say about the names?
Just the same as you pointed out Hence why I thought that you did watch the show
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No, only watched the spoiler.
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The palace gardens around Charlottenlund Palace were originally in the Baroque style. In the late 1800s, these gardens were changed into the English landscape style.
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Sorgenfri Slot, Denmark

Nicholas II’s Curiosity – Sorgenfri Slot, Denmark

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Old 05-06-2017, 02:36 AM
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I thought it might interest some of you to have a closer look at some of the manors owned by families close to the DRF and as consequence often visited by the DRF.

I'll try include as many scenic photos as possible and for those interested in architecture you might be surprised how varied the style is here in DK. (And Sweden as well, but that's outside the scope of these posts).
English manors tended to be rebuilt along more or less the same template during the 1700's and French and German manors are again very different.

So let's start with Gavnø Slot = Gavnø Manor.
https://app.box.com/s/ip0u0tknmqqqja5ysldfow5mztqii606
Located about an hours drive from Copenhagen in an agricultural affluent part of DK, this is where Mary lived initially when coming to DK.

Gavnø Manor was first heard about in 1205 as a farm under a local abbey. The current main-building was build in 1402-08 and rebuilt into its present form in 1755-58.
The Thott family took over the place in 1682 and the present owners are Baron Otto Reedtz-Thott married to Helle Reedtz-Thott who are close friends of both M&F and J&M. they have three children.
https://app.box.com/s/n2ss3o71y0jv9j6j8fdg3ncttzggcyw1
https://app.box.com/s/gn0n8mn91dqribezwsjk5vii0czkzwhv
https://app.box.com/s/1722uozxa1whryu3z43om5yoyugwnd5y

The manor is located on an island, Gavnø, close to the town of Næstved.
https://app.box.com/s/k4d6bhk7n3tapcu0b61i70mp6hscmnii
It's connected to the mainland via a dyke (which could suggest it was originally fortified).

When you approach the manor from the mainland, this is what you see:
https://app.box.com/s/q943stk17t8cbln96zpiwvu6xh9s0c2w
It's separated from the mainland by a strait, wide enough to ensure a high degree of privacy, while affording a great view from the main building. (Beforehand the bedrooms would have faced the courtyard, because this was where the action was).
https://app.box.com/s/2r6d3k7xccus35lcxwr50y7ef5ei1x2t

For better idea of the layout of the place, Gavnø has two wings:
https://app.box.com/s/8emeo6pig7kb36xy9aqlqgrhfcr3febm

Once you are on the island, you pass the south wing:
https://app.box.com/s/ip0u0tknmqqqja5ysldfow5mztqii606
The chapel is in the right of the wing.

Gavnø Manor is famous for its tulips, with the courtyard of the manor in the background:
https://app.box.com/s/p0kcycsu13stqd9u71828ef41yciry7n
And it is in this part of the park Mary and Marie have been photographed.

Like most manors Gavnø has its own chapel:
https://app.box.com/s/4i7b4unf95ptxks6tjw0x44l567cqj5s

There are a number of thatch-roofed building on the premises. This one used to belong to a gardener but was later used as a playhouse for the children and now a kind of garden-house/tea.house for visitors:
https://app.box.com/s/jkigvrw598es69xplux81o8qzv1r9jva

Like most manors nowadays the income is supplemented with various exhibitions, cultural events, a park open to the public, a little museum and accommodation for conferences or weddings.

You can read a little about Gavnø Manor in English here: UK - Gavnø Slot
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Very very interesting!! Thanks Muhler!!
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What a gorgeous building, Muhler! Thanks for the photos of it, tinted in its Spring-like yellow. How could Mary bear to leave it! The manor reminds me somewhat of the 18th century tinted manor houses in the countryside one can see in Russia, but does have a Scandinavian feel. I imagine it was indeed fortified way back in previous centuries when no doubt it looked somewhat different to the way it does today.

I love seeing the old castles and country houses of other countries, both in real life and in photos. I've never been to Scandinavia, so seeing these will be a real pleasure for me.
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Gavnø Manor was orginally St. Agnes Priory and was established by Queen Margaret I for a community of Dominican nuns,I'm sure the Prince Consorts sister would be able to tell us more
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Thanks Muhler1 Love it1 Very nice photos!keep rolling!
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Old 05-07-2017, 01:25 PM
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You are most welcome.

So let's continue with Frijsenborg Manor.
https://app.box.com/s/94vd74a8kgxyxg2p2ir3pdd34o6fbse9

Frijsenborg Manor is located in Eastern Jutland near the route between Trend and Marselisborg, so as such I imagine M&F in particular often drop by for lunch when going to or from Trend with four lively kids in the car. But the Regent Couple have also been known to drop by from time to time.
https://app.box.com/s/bkwtg3j2cjilsjbffizfm7jsc6b16ypm

Frijsenborg is located on the outskirt of a forest not far from the town of Hammel. Area-wise it's one of the largest estates in DK.
https://app.box.com/s/ww5z1loe6r6ypnt5vfqpjbrrckscnk7r
Most of the land outside the town, belongs to the manor, the red line is just a popular route for joggers.

Frijsenborg was first build in the mid 1500's as a fortified manor house with two solid towers a moat and a low curtain wall.
In medieval times robbers and other outlaws were far from unknown in the forests in this part of the country, but by the time Frijsenborg was build it was more the Swedes who were a concern or marauding armies and forage parties coming up through Jutland from the south.

The manor is now owned by Bendt Hannibal Wedell, married to Pernille Wedell. They have three children.
https://app.box.com/s/ddz6d3eqtgb52fifz88f520x88pl0dtc

Bendt Wedell owns another manor, Wedellsborg, and as such he is the one who owns the second-most area of land in DK.
He is also a part of a co-operation called the Five Farms, which Schackenborg is a part of and he was one of the investors who bought Joachim out of Schackenborg.
The family is wealthy enough not to have to supplement the income with activities for the public at the manor, apart from the odd cultural event and so on.

In its present from Frijsenborg looks like this.
https://app.box.com/s/eujqjsff4g4mfbuqwd58o7152kw9fjsx

Moats are common around manors here in DK. There are two bridges crossing the moat. A rear entrance from the park and the main entrance ending up in the courtyard.
https://app.box.com/s/r4g7prssebsmvy5k6y6uiogag3kbe2k2

When you come towards the manor you pass a gate complete with the Wedell adornment on the gate:
https://app.box.com/s/bgwceeesrq8vvxvmwx11jx99m0el2z61
Like most manors in DK the main road leading to the manor is lined with trees an "allé" = road or street lined with trees, not to be confused with a boulevard which is very wide. Giving the effect of the manor opening up for you as you approach it.
https://app.box.com/s/308vc18e3dfo791w9y6icw03ejxlnv7y
https://app.box.com/s/kt4hzjdkrp9f8gdoo9h2uyidc5okt3mt

The rear of the manor, facing the park, looks like this:
https://app.box.com/s/f5vpk3ftwgn48s7cl1f7sxumbku7ak2w

Frijsenborg is arguably one of the more beautiful manors in DK, with loads of details to look at.
https://app.box.com/s/mgbm5xwkpbg0xjflvcgf7dj8bzk9svm9
https://app.box.com/s/tyunvu4o62quanc8za99ouq2ninifw3e

A good look at the roof, even up here there are many details:
https://app.box.com/s/6329usmqc4bt8rmg4dw7gcahd8fdufkl

The rear around the manor is popular among joggers or people just gong for a stroll in the forests. With a good view of the manor appearing through the trees:
https://app.box.com/s/vil2v6hu0eh709abp3c5sisi4vie2v6c
https://app.box.com/s/qc87ogzfk5tg37pnf7pbk1wy6twpcrv5

The Wedell family first took over the manor in 1783 and through intermarriages within several noble families finally from 1959.

But Frijsenborg has not always looked like this.
The original fortified manor house fell into serious disrepair in the 1600's and was modernized in the 1700's.
Here from 1749:
https://app.box.com/s/vcc04cw2tqeft5e6hqeo82vm8ff44ei2
And from 1851:
https://app.box.com/s/tu24pbivxc9kuvs893ktd6diwwe92k8o
As you can tell the towers were shortened and while modern at the time, it was also a bit boring to look at.

That changed in the 1860's, when the manor was restored to it's present look. To something like it would have looked originally.

There are not many large follies in DK, but there is one at Frijsenborg, in the shape of a tower.
I imagine the trees around the tower were planted when the folly was finished.
https://app.box.com/s/cvfxstmru2m5vlcgp3ba32cpluhxx6t1
https://app.box.com/s/2syw2plnhe50mo0ll3pew2819k57kmbc

H. C Andersen was a frequent visitor to Frijsenborg. Here photographed in 1865 in his right element; at the center of attention.
https://app.box.com/s/4ygj4cmeou0aoqmur0jrqgewzefyxklk

There is also a charming inn at the estate: https://app.box.com/s/sudce6ens41km50syd1eknkkio51j6w5
We've been there several times and in fact it was here Mrs. Muhler and I celebrated our copper anniversary some years ago.

And finally M&F at Frijsenborg, when they visited Hammel some years ago:
https://bt.bmcdn.dk/media/cache/reso...y-attended.jpg

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I intend to write about Valdemars Slot, Egeskov Slot, Birkelse Gods, Wedellsborg Gods, Lerchenborg and Tranekær Slot - all owned by persons or families close to the DRF, in particular M&F and J&M. - And later on perhaps some of the estates of old families who have supplied LiW's for QMII.
If you have suggestions, just say so.

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A little question for English speakers. I need a word for "gods". - A very large and grand farm, that is too small to be a manor, but closing in... But at the same time is too big to be a mere farm.
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So let's continue with Frijsenborg Manor.
https://app.box.com/s/94vd74a8kgxyxg2p2ir3pdd34o6fbse9

Frijsenborg Manor is located in Eastern Jutland near the route between Trend and Marselisborg, so as such I imagine M&F in particular often drop by for lunch when going to or from Trend with four lively kids in the car. But the Regent Couple have also been known to drop by from time to time.
https://app.box.com/s/bkwtg3j2cjilsjbffizfm7jsc6b16ypm

Frijsenborg is located on the outskirt of a forest not far from the town of Hammel. Area-wise it's one of the largest estates in DK.
https://app.box.com/s/ww5z1loe6r6ypnt5vfqpjbrrckscnk7r
Most of the land outside the town, belongs to the manor, the red line is just a popular route for joggers.

Frijsenborg was first build in the mid 1500's as a fortified manor house with two solid towers a moat and a low curtain wall.
In medieval times robbers and other outlaws were far from unknown in the forests in this part of the country, but by the time Frijsenborg was build it was more the Swedes who were a concern or marauding armies and forage parties coming up through Jutland from the south.

The manor is now owned by Bendt Hannibal Wedell, married to Pernille Wedell. They have three children.
https://app.box.com/s/ddz6d3eqtgb52fifz88f520x88pl0dtc

Bendt Wedell owns another manor, Wedellsborg, and as such he is the one who owns the second-most area of land in DK.
He is also a part of a co-operation called the Five Farms, which Schackenborg is a part of and he was one of the investors who bought Joachim out of Schackenborg.
The family is wealthy enough not to have to supplement the income with activities for the public at the manor, apart from the odd cultural event and so on.

In its present from Frijsenborg looks like this.
https://app.box.com/s/eujqjsff4g4mfbuqwd58o7152kw9fjsx

Moats are common around manors here in DK. There are two bridges crossing the moat. A rear entrance from the park and the main entrance ending up in the courtyard.
https://app.box.com/s/r4g7prssebsmvy5k6y6uiogag3kbe2k2

When you come towards the manor you pass a gate complete with the Wedell adornment on the gate:
https://app.box.com/s/bgwceeesrq8vvxvmwx11jx99m0el2z61
Like most manors in DK the main road leading to the manor is lined with trees an "allé" = road or street lined with trees, not to be confused with a boulevard which is very wide. Giving the effect of the manor opening up for you as you approach it.
https://app.box.com/s/308vc18e3dfo791w9y6icw03ejxlnv7y
https://app.box.com/s/kt4hzjdkrp9f8gdoo9h2uyidc5okt3mt

The rear of the manor, facing the park, looks like this:
https://app.box.com/s/f5vpk3ftwgn48s7cl1f7sxumbku7ak2w

Frijsenborg is arguably one of the more beautiful manors in DK, with loads of details to look at.
https://app.box.com/s/mgbm5xwkpbg0xjflvcgf7dj8bzk9svm9
https://app.box.com/s/tyunvu4o62quanc8za99ouq2ninifw3e

A good look at the roof, even up here there are many details:
https://app.box.com/s/6329usmqc4bt8rmg4dw7gcahd8fdufkl

The rear around the manor is popular among joggers or people just gong for a stroll in the forests. With a good view of the manor appearing through the trees:
https://app.box.com/s/vil2v6hu0eh709abp3c5sisi4vie2v6c
https://app.box.com/s/qc87ogzfk5tg37pnf7pbk1wy6twpcrv5

The Wedell family first took over the manor in 1783 and through intermarriages within several noble families finally from 1959.

But Frijsenborg has not always looked like this.
The original fortified manor house fell into serious disrepair in the 1600's and was modernized in the 1700's.
Here from 1749:
https://app.box.com/s/vcc04cw2tqeft5e6hqeo82vm8ff44ei2
And from 1851:
https://app.box.com/s/tu24pbivxc9kuvs893ktd6diwwe92k8o
As you can tell the towers were shortened and while modern at the time, it was also a bit boring to look at.

That changed in the 1860's, when the manor was restored to it's present look. To something like it would have looked originally.

There are not many large follies in DK, but there is one at Frijsenborg, in the shape of a tower.
I imagine the trees around the tower were planted when the folly was finished.
https://app.box.com/s/cvfxstmru2m5vlcgp3ba32cpluhxx6t1
https://app.box.com/s/2syw2plnhe50mo0ll3pew2819k57kmbc

H. C Andersen was a frequent visitor to Frijsenborg. Here photographed in 1865 in his right element; at the center of attention.
https://app.box.com/s/4ygj4cmeou0aoqmur0jrqgewzefyxklk

There is also a charming inn at the estate: https://app.box.com/s/sudce6ens41km50syd1eknkkio51j6w5
We've been there several times and in fact it was here Mrs. Muhler and I celebrated our copper anniversary some years ago.

And finally M&F at Frijsenborg, when they visited Hammel some years ago:
https://bt.bmcdn.dk/media/cache/reso...y-attended.jpg

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I intend to write about Valdemars Slot, Egeskov Slot, Birkelse Gods, Wedellsborg Gods, Lerchenborg and Tranekær Slot - all owned by persons or families close to the DRF, in particular M&F and J&M. - And later on perhaps some of the estates of old families who have supplied LiW's for QMII.
If you have suggestions, just say so.

---------------

A little question for English speakers. I need a word for "gods". - A very large and grand farm, that is too small to be a manor, but closing in... But at the same time is too big to be a mere farm.
Mange tak, Muhler! Very interesting indeed! Perhaps 'gods' could be translated as 'estate'; a very general term but probably useful for your purpose.
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Muhler, this has been great to read about and to look at. thank you for all the info and gathering of photos. very much appreciate it
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I don't often post, but I did want to add my thanks, Muhler, as I so enjoy your posts!! Thank you!
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Congratulations on your first post, IldaBuelke

Thank you, Gerry
Estate it is then.

I'll post more about estates and manors over time.
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