Welcome to this unique visit of Schackenborg Castle, which is the 2nd home of His Royal Highness Prince Joachim. On this private visit you will be welcomed by CEO of the Schackenborg Foundation, Trine Jakobsen who will tell you about the operation of the castle and give you a private tour. After the tour, lunch is served in the great hall.
Schackenborg Castle is the private residence of Prince Joachim of Denmark, the 2nd son of the present Danish monarch. One of the Northern Europe’s most beautiful village street from the beginning of the 1700s leads to Møgeltønderhus, better known as Schackenborg Palace. Møgeltønderhus was the castle for the bishops of Ribe. It served as protection against the influx of Frisian culture from the south and guarded the waterway from Vidå to Tønder.
The building was transferred to the King after the Reformation, and in 1661 the King conveyed the castle to general Hans Schack as a gesture of gratitude for his service in the war against the Swedes. For 11 generations, the Palace belonged to the Schack family until it came into the Royal Family’s ownership in 1978. In 1993, Schackenborg Palace and its associated farm and lands were taken over by Prince Joachim. Since 2014, it has been owned by a The Schackenborg Foundation.
Schackenborg Castle is a 3 & ½ hour drive from Copenhagen and we recommend you combine a visit with an overnight stay at the Relais & Chateaux Landhaus Stricker hotel on the German island of Sylt, just over the border and only an hour from the Castle.
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