Valdemar's Castle

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Valdemar's Castle is a manor house situated on the island of Tåsinge near Svendborg in southern Denmark.Valdemar's Castle was commissioned by King Christian IV and built between 1639 and 1644 under the plans designed by architect Hans van Steenwinckel d.y. . It was not a fortification, but rather a large manor house. King Christian was well known for his interest in building. Tåsinge, the island where Christian planned to have Valdermar's Slot built, belonged to his mother in law Ellen Marsvin. He intended the new mansion should become the home of his son Valdemar Christian whose mother was Kirstine Munk. Valdemar Christian never occupied the manor but was killed during a battle in Poland in 1656.In 1678 the naval hero, Admiral Niels Juel was given title to the castle and the land on Tåsinge after his victory over Sweden in the Battle of Køge. The estate was transferred to him as payment for the Swedish ships captured in the battle.


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