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Christianssæde

In the heart of Lolland – well-hidden and protected by the surrounding forest lies the castle ruin Christianssæde. The beautiful baroque building from 1690 has been inhabitable the past 40 years due to a violent fire in 1979, but now a new owner is restoring the castle.

Christianssæde is currently undergoing extensive renovation and is therefore not open for visitors. However, it is possible to stay overnight in two newly renovated houses in connection with the estate. Visit the castle's website for more information.

With respect for the surroundings, you are welcome to take a walk in the surrounding park at Christianssæde and on the landscaped paths in Christianssædeskoven. The forest is home to an impressive population of roe deer and fallow deer, and the animals enjoy the freedom of the 1000 ha unfenced zoo.

 


The history of Christianssæde begins in 1690, when it was built as the Dutch Baroque Taastrup Castle in the centre of Lolland. The small castle ended up in the hands of the influential and wealthy Reventlow family, who renamed it Christiansborg in 1729.

Soon, however, the name had to be handed over to the King of Denmark, who had a magnificent new castle built on Slotsholmen in Copenhagen with the same name. Since 1740, the Lolland Baroque castle has been called Christianssæde, and the Reventlow family owned the building for over 200 years until the Dowager Countess Reventlow sold the castle in 1934.

In 1952, the castle opened its doors as an orphanage, and large groups of siblings without a stable home were given a home at Christianssæde. In 1979, however, a devastating fire ravaged the orphanage, and although no one was injured, Christianssæde was left heavily scarred by the fire. In the mid-1980s, the Danish Building Preservation Foundation took over Christianssæde and the exterior of the castle was restored, but Christianssæde remained untouched and empty. Until now ...