Koldinghus was founded at the end of the 13th century and developed over the centuries, during which the castle led a changing life and served various functions as fortress, royal residence, ruin, museum and venue for countless negotiations.
Koldinghus acquired its characteristic profile in 1600 when Christian IV added an extra storey to the west wing and built the Giant’s Tower. The castle burnt down in 1808 during the quartering of the Spanish auxiliaries, and lay in ruins for many years. Over a period of about 100 years, the ruin was gradually covered over and rebuilt until its final full restoration in 1991.
Today Koldinghus houses Museet på Koldinghus. The ramparts surrounding the castle offer a fabulous view. Last updated:: Tuesday, February 24, 2009