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.
Kom med en tur i Sct. Hans og lær mere om skarven og prøv at smage den i en ”bao” når Visit Fjordlandet, @blivnaturligvis og @gordon_p._henriksen sætter fokus på skarven sammen med @rolk_lystfiskerklub og @roskildestrandjagt. Gordon P. Henriksen byder velkommen kl. 15:30, men du er også velkommen til at dumpe forbi, som det passer dig.
Denne dag kan du bl.a.:
•lære om skarvens biologi, adfærd og levevis
•smage på skarven, som en ”Skarv Bao”
•møde jægere fra Roskilde Strandjagtforening
•møde lystfiskere fra ROLK
•kunst med skarvfjer, aftryk fra skarvens fødder (for de mindste børn)
Det hele foregår i Sct. Hans tirsdag d. 18. oktober kl 15-18. Deltagelse og smagsprøver er gratis men tilmelding kræves.
Der venter masser af spændende oplevelser både til voksne og børn i efterårsferien.
Besøg fx. Avnsøs smukke natur, tag på @herregardsmuseetselsoslot eller tag tilbage i vikingernes verden i @sagnlandetlejre 😍
Der er mange forskellige oplevelser, så hvis du og børnene er til outdoor, vikinge-oplevelser, museumsbesøg, kreative oplevelser eller måske vil opdage nye spisesteder, så kan du få inspiration i vores efterårsguide via link i bio 👉
ENG: There are plenty of exciting experiences waiting for both adults and children during the autumn holidays.
Visit, for example, Avnsøs beautiful natur, go to Selsø Castle or visit the Vikingmarket i Sagnlandet Lejre. 😍
There are many different experiences, so if you are mostly into outdoor experiences, Vikings experiences, museum visits, creative experiences or you may want to discover some new restaurants, then you can get inspiration in our guide.
Find the autumn guide via link in bio 👉
Experience Egholm Castle when Rikke Falck welcomes you in the castle's private living rooms, where you will get many good and interesting stories about the war in Denmark.
The tour also goes underground where the remains of the first Egholm castle can be seen.
Did you know that Egholm is one of Denmark's oldest manor houses, which was already established in the Middle Ages? 💡
You can either come in and see the castle or you can get a tour of Egholm museum, where you can experience a lot of exciting objects and stories from the Second World War.
Read more and buy your ticket here: https://www.billet.visitfjordlandet.dk/arrangementer/?s3=&s=egholm
Fjordlandet oozes with lovely and exciting views and experiences for you to visit, collect and never forget. Just take a look at this stunning view from the small beach and harbor at #Veddelev near #roskildecamping. Get inspired for other adventures in Fjordlandet via the link in bio 👉
LOOK UP 👀🦅☝️ and watch amazing birdlife in Fjordlandet which is part of @nationalparkskjoldungernesland 🐦.
👉Did you know that Roskilde fjord is one of Denmark's most important resting and foraging areas for waterbirds. This is why the area has been designated as a European Bird Sanctuary.
You can see a wealth of different birds near #roskildefjord which attracts between 30,000 and 60,000 birds in autumn.
👉🦅Good spots are also: The Lynghøj Lakes, Jyllinge, Kattinge Lakes, Møllekrogen and Selsø Lake.
📸Thanks for sharing @christina_gejel (#kestrel, #Greatcrestedgrebe, #mallard) and @bossy_dk (little #bluetit) 🐦🦅🐦🦆
Mærk historiens vingesus 🛡💨
Selvom sommeren går på hæld, er der stadig masser af spændende oplevelser på Vikingeskibsmuseet og sjove aktiviteter for hele familien, både inde og ude - på land og til vands...
ENG: Feel the presence of history 🛡💨
Even though summer is coming to an end, there are still plenty of exiting experiences at the Viking Ship Museum and fun activities for the whole family, both inside and out - on land and at sea…
Read more here: https://www.visitfjordlandet.dk/oplevelse/vikingeskibsmuseet/
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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