The beautiful Selsø Castle, was abandoned in 1829 to decay. The key was turned and the castle began a thorn rose sleep, which lasted for almost 150 years.
The history of the castle dates back to the Middle Ages. Already in the 13th century, a Selsøgård existed, it is first mentioned in 1288 and then belonged to Roskilde bishopric. When the last occupant, Agathe von Qualen Plessen, died in 1829, the castle began its Sleeping Beauty, which lasted 150 years.
The castle decayed so much in those years that the estate eventually used the buildings exclusively for agricultural purposes: granary in the Knights’ Hall, pheasant chickens in the dining room, hives in the reception room, chicken coops on the back stairs, etc. The magnificent castle was transformed into one large pigsty.
In 1972, when the journalist and author couple Grethe and Bernhard Linder leased the old, dilapidated castle, they began a gentle restoration, and today you can visit the unique manor house, which stands, almost as it was abandoned in 1829 – without electricity, water and heat.
Bus 318 runs from Frederikssund St. Get off at Selsø Church. Follow the signs along the field at the church car park, down through the avenue to the kiosk, where you buy the entrance ticket. Bus 230R runs between Roskilde St. and Frederikssund St. Get off at either Skibby or Lyngerup and change to bus 318.
Drive with the Nature Express to Selsø Castle
Take a sightseeing tour with the tractor-drawn Naturexpres and see the many historical sites and natural gems that the area is filled with.
Fjordlandet is currently blooming in beautiful spring colors 🌷❤️
Do you want to explore Fjordlandet - a place rich in Danish history, Legendary Kings, unique nature, organic food, and communities? Then get inspired for your next adventure via the link in bio 👉 @visitfjordlandet
Did you know that the world's smallest kingdom is located in the middle of Roskilde Fjord? 🧡
It's called Elleore and most of all looks like a peaceful bird island when you sail up close. But make no mistake. The Kingdom of Elleore has its own regent couple, royal council, ministers, and their own laws. They even have their own coins and stamps! 😌
Sail past the kingdom on your way to Roskilde Harbor or onboard the M/S Sagafjord. Remember: the island is privately owned and it's therefore not allowed to go ashore ⛵️
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Borrow a canoe for free in @nationalparkskjoldungernesland and explore Roskilde Fjord on your own 🛶
The six canoes are located by #gershøjstrand and #møllekrogen. You'll find signs in both places with descriptions on how to unlock the canoes with a code. Moreover, you'll find safety instructions as well as lifejackets. The canoes will be available until September 30th.
Who do you want to bring along for a canoe adventure in Fjordlandet? 😍
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Treat yourself and someone you love to a gourmet stay at @skoemagerkroen_ where you can visit a 500-year-old wine cellar, explore your senses through high gastronomy, and relax in the outdoor wellness area. Here, the goal is to enjoy your company in the middle of beautiful nature 🌿
Besides that, a stay at Skoemagerkroen takes you on a journey back in time where you can almost smell Danish history the moment you step inside ✨
Interested? Read more and book your stay via the link in bio 👉 @visitfjordlandet
Do you love exploring the buzz of history? Then our 48-hour guide to Roskilde is just for you! 😌
Here, you will be guided to experiences such as world heritage, the Vikings' proud shipbuilding traditions, modern Danish rock history, and much more.
Wondering how to get around in Roskilde while visiting? Here's an idea for you - rent the orange city bikes in Roskilde from @donkey_republic 🚲🧡 The bikes can be rented between 15 minutes and 14 days.
Follow these simple steps to rent a bike:
1️⃣ Download the app “Donkey Republic".
2️⃣ Find your bike and unlock it with the app.
3️⃣ During the rental, you can open and lock your bike as much as you like.
4️⃣ Return the bike to a drop-off point you find in the app. Lock the bike and end your rental in the app.
Find the 48-hour guide via the link in bio 👉 @visitfjordlandet
Yes! At @sagnlandetlejre you can travel back in time and enter a world where 10.000 years of Danish history are brought to life with houses and settings from the Iron Age, Stone Age, and the 19th century. Here, you can literally touch the story with your own bare hands 🌿🏡
In the autumn and during the winter, a lot of things have happened. There are simply many new things for you to explore 😍
Interested? Then read more via the link in bio 👉 @visitfjordlandet
The rapeseed fields have really started to bloom over the last couple of weeks in Fjordlandet. It's like looking at fields of sunshine 🌼
The yellow color is also reminding us of what we have in store for the summer - namely when the world's largest cycling race, Tour de France, will come to Fjordlandet and cycle through our scenic destination. We absolutely can't wait until July 2nd, 2022! 🚴
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Spring is the perfect excuse to get out and enjoy nature in Fjordlandet 🌿💚
So why not go on a sound adventure walk in Bidstrup Forests where you can now travel into the sleeping hazel mouse's dreams, nightmares, and visions? 😍👂
The work is called "Hasselmusen's dreams - a divination" and it was created to be experienced in #bidstrupskovene, where a new route is marked in #nationalparkskjoldungernesland. The tour lasts for about 60 min, 4.5 km long, and starts at 'Storskoven' parking lot 🌳 Enjoy your soundscape!
Get inspired for other experiences in Fjordlandet (only 30 min. by train from Copenhagen) via the link in bio 👉 @visitfjordlandet
Fjordlandet, or Fjord Country, covers the scenic areas around Roskilde Fjord and Isefjord. The towns and landscape of Fjordlandet are filled with vibrant stories, while its harbours are abuzz with activity. On a summer day you’ll encounter beach guests, sailors, fishermen, nature lovers, birdwatchers, history buffs and Viking enthusiasts.
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