The Castle

Imagine the nervousness of the peasants as they, cap in hand, climbed the wide royal staircase in the entrance hall at Clausholm Castle, as they were seeking an audience with King Frederik IV…

Clausholm Castle was built in the 1690s by the Danish Chancellor, Count Conrad Reventlow, and – with its 14 stucco ceilings, decorated panels and fine interiors – Clausholm soon became one of the most beautiful baroque castles in Denmark. And it still is…!

Today, the baroque Clausholm Castle has been thoroughly restored and beautifully furnished with original 1700 furniture. The castle is surrounded by a wonderful baroque garden with luxuriant, green avenues and cascading fountains.

The original decoration work at Clausholm was carried out by some of the finest and most skilled artists of that time, who were brought in from all over Europe. Among them was the Italian artist Carlo Tagliati, who in 1697 completed the beautifully ornamented ceiling in the Garden Room.

During a visit at Clausholm, you will experience the baroque period at its best. The castle has the highest number of well-preserved stucco ceilings in Northern Europe, and in 1993 Clausholm received the Europa Nostra Price for the restoration work inside the castle and in the surrounding park.

In our virtual tour you can see a number of pictures from the castle and find out why the ceiling in the Royal Hall is flat. You can read about the beautiful ceiling in the Garden Room and many other things…

But be careful now – you might meet The White Lady on your way through the castle…!