Valdemar's Slot in Svendborg is just about 15 km from Egeskov: it is an interesting castle, that also has - quite unique on earth - a restaurant right under the chapel of the palace - see it in my 3rd photo!
In Svendborg - on your way to Valdemars Slot you will also pass by a lot of beautifull straw-thatched and halftimbered houses.
The Manor house, Castle Museum & Big Game Trophy Museum is open:
April:17.04. - 25.04. Thursday - Monday 10am-5pm
April - May:30.04. - 31.05. Tuesday - Sunday 10am-5pm
June - August:1.06. - 31.08. Monday - Sunday 10am-5pm
September:01.09. - 25.09. Tuesday - Sunday 10am-5pm
October:01.10. - 02.10. Saturday - Sunday 10am-5pm
08.10. - 09.10. Saturday - Sunday 10am-5pm
15.10 - 23.10. Monday - Sunday 10am-5pm
The windmill of Egeskov is in a distance of about 800 meters from the entrance to the castle-park of Egeskov.
Unfortunately you cannot see the interior of the windmill as it is privately owned, but at least you will find picknick-tables there next to it and a large car-parking. The windmill dates back to the year 1848.
In many baroque castles of Europe you will find such a maze, it is a kind of enjoyment that seems a bit strange nowadays maybe, but once apon a time it might have been a great idea to spend some time there. At least these hedges are not very high, so it will be easy to find your way out again.
This maze is also included in the general entrance-ticket to the park & museums.
Take a walk between the trees-tops in the park of Egeskov ! It is a lot of fun for the whole family, but not everybody enjoyed these swinging paths high above the ground, especially when children are running over it. This is a part of the ordinary park of Egeskov castle and it is totally included in the park-entrancefee.
Under the roof of Egeskov Slot you will find a great collection of rare china, toys and kitchen utensils and this is also one of the exhibitions inside of the watercastle of Egeskov, where you have to pay some extra-fee of 7 euros for the entrance.
You will find an interesting collection of Hunting trophees in Egeskov Slot, local animals just as well as exotic and rare animals from overseas. I saw elks, various antilopes, a tiger and even a boar with a smile - see it in my last photo.
In order to see these Hunting trophees you need to pay an extra-entrancefee for the castle (ca. 7 euros extra) in addition to the ticket for the park, carmuseums etc.
For a very long time it was almost impossible to find any vintage-campers in a carmuseum, but nowadays some of the museums also try to show this special part of automobile history. Egeskov castle has a nice collection of such vintage-campers & motorhomes, it is really interesting to see its development over the last 100 years beginning with a Ford T and an early caravan (my 3rd and 4th picture).
This collection is part of the automobil-collection of Egeskov.
The Dolls' House is in a small straw-thatched building, that once used to be the gardener's house and you will find it next to the restaurant. There is a large exhibition of dolls and doll-houses, some of them once belonged to the children of the Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille family, who are the owners of Egeskov since 1784.
This early RV camper was my favorite car in the exhibition of Campingcars in Egeskov!
The Danish painter Sigurd Swank (1879-1973) had it built in inside a Bedford-truck in 1953 in order to stay for several years in Spain with his wife and 2 children
As I have a motorhome myself it was great to see, that this one had a double-roof against the hot sun in Spain (my last picture) , and it had a kitchen and even a bathtub.
See more details in my extra-photos !
Under the roof of the Egeskov-car-museum you will find the so-called Open Depository, with 60 cars, 15 motorcycles and a few mopeds that are waiting for restoration.
My favorite there was a Ford Cortina, a car that my father had for several years and a TROJAN, a rare car with the entrance through the front (my 4th photo).