Gavnø Estate in South Sealand

Gavnø is one of many castles or palaces in Denmark where the park and part of the interior are open for the public. Gavnø is known for its excellent flower exhibitions following the different seasons. A few weeks ago, my husband and I spent some hours in the park. I have a vague memory of visiting with my parents to see the many tulips or roses many years ago. For the first time, we had a car and were able to get around on the weekend.

This time we didn’t go inside to see the paintings but enjoyed the well-kept park.

My favourite spot was the Pavillion filled with old toys. You could see them from the windows.


Due to the COVID-19 situation, many museums and other venues have had half entrance price, and that meant that more people came and made the place even more attractive.  For more information, go to their website in English.

I would like to go back to see the tulips and their Christmas market.

An excerpt from the homepage of Gavnø:

Gavnø Castle is a cast solid rococo castle and is one of Denmark’s finest castles, where the visitor will find a great many things of interest.

The castle contains many fine examples of antiquities, art and furniture from the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, amoThe large collection of antiquities is on display in the beautiful furnished rooms and halls. Please notice The Big Dining room with the Italian stuk ceiling, the great French Bacchara chandelier and the floor made of pommersk fyr and the beautiful furnished guest rooms from the 1750’erne.

A writer, who visited Gavnø Castle in 1845, wrote: “In the entire main building almost all the walls and rooms, yes, even the staircases, are decorated with paintings”. This fantastic sight is still true them, gothic, renascence, baroque and rococo.


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