- Number of floors - 2
Dronninglund has 22 rooms - and a banqueting hall; a tower room; a wine cellar; a room with an open fireplace and different other premises. The castle regards every event as a test; and quality; gastronomy; flexibility and service are the pride of the place. Castle weekend stays with 3-course good gastronomy; gourmet stays with 4-course gourmet menu and golf stays. 25 minutes by car to Aalborg Airport.It was the Benedictine nuns who founded a nunnery in the 1100s in these beautiful surroundings in Vendsyssel. They called it Hundslund Kloster and it is probably one of the oldest nunneries in Denmark. After the Reformation in 1536 the Danish king became the owner of the nunnery; and later on two of the most powerful men and members of the Kings Council; Corfitz Ulfeldt and Peder Munk; owned the nunnery. In 1581 the squire Hans Johansen Lindenow arrived on the scene and he turned it into a modern manor by the standards of that time. There are still remains of both the nunnery and Lindenows manor; but the present buildings date mainly from the 1800s.Dronninglund appears regularly in the Danish history - not the least in the time from 1690 to 1729 when the Danish king owned it. King Christian the 5ths Queen Charlotte Amalie resided here; and it was she who named the manor Dronninglund. Among the later owners we find Count Adam Gottlob Moltke who built the magnificent castle garden.In the previous century we find; among other owners; the Aalborg ship-owner Niels K Stroeyberg whose wife was the sister of the author Agnes Henningsen. Her son; the famous architect Poul Henningsen; often visited Dronninglund - and perhaps he got inspired here to make his many famous lamps.Today the old nunnery and castle is a well-equipped and functional hotel and conference centre with all modern facilities. Moreover; Dronninglund Slot provides each year the setting for up to 100 weddings and numerous birthdays; jubilees; etc.
Nearby Points of Interest
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Aalborg: Aalborg has transformed itself from an industrial hub to a pleasant college town. Its waterfront features the futuristic Utzon Center cultural complex. In contrast to this 21st-century landmark, go to the Jens Bangs House, a Renaissance mansion across from the Town Hall. A short walk from the city center is a slice of Africa: the Aalborg Zoo is home to 140 animal species, from aardvarks to zebras.