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Ledreborg Palace

At the end of Denmark’s longest avenue lies Ledreborg Palace, which hosts annual events and is open to visitors and tours in the summer. Enjoy the Baroque garden and rolling landscape with forests, lakes and grassy meadows.

History

A tenant farm was named for the first time in 1505, but the history of Ledreborg dates even further back, when the medieval Lejregård was likely located northwest of palace’s current location. Built from 1740-1745 by Count Johan Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg, the then leader of the Danish Chancellery under Christian VI, the palace has been the residence of the Holstein-Ledreborg family for more than 250 years – the current owner is the fourth generation of Count Knud Holstein-Ledreborgs.

Manor estate landscape

The countryside surrounding Ledreborg is hilly with many lakes, meadows and streams, especially in close to the palace, while the area to the west is woody. The varied landscape provides a rich, diverse wildlife with native mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles. What’s more, Denmark’s longest avenue, at an amazing seven kilometres, leads up to the palace.

 

Palace tours

Guided tours of Ledreborg Palace are available in the summer season. See the chapel, beautiful halls, old kitchen and the dungeon. The main building contains a unique collection of original furniture and paintings. Today, Ledreborg Palace is one of the finest examples of 18th-century architecture and landscaping.

The park, woods and tree climbing

Bring along the entire family for an outing at Ledreborg Palace Park, which is open to the public all year from 11 am to 4 pm. Visit the impressive Baroque gardens or walk in the surrounding forests. Try out Fly High, Scandinavian’s largest zipline, on Saturdays. Entry to park costs 25 kroner.

Events and catering

Ledreborg Palace is the venue of many different kinds of events throughout the year, among the biggest of which are the Ledreborg Lifestyle Exhibition and DR Castle Concerts.

During high season Restaurant Herthadalen serves lunch and fine dinners, as does Restaurant Fasaneriet, which is located at Ledreborg Palace Golf Club.

Access and ownership

Ledreborg is privately owned, which means the woods are sometimes closed for hunting. There are several marked parking lots, providing access to the park from various places.

Info

Ledreborg Palace
Ledreborg Allé 2D
4320 Lejre

Tel.: +45 4648 0038 (daily from kl. 9 am to 12pm)
E-mail:
Website: Ledreborg Palace