It all began a long, long time ago. In the year of 1348 to be exact. The castle was then referred to as a fortress, but there’s hardly any remains left from that time. Rentemester Müller built the new Skjoldenæsholm Manor in 1662/1665. It is only the wing which is half-timbered towards the lake that remain of the original building – the wing that we call “the countess’" wing. Today, it houses a cosy restaurant and plenty historical artifacts. In 1794, Skjoldenæsholm was bought by the old noble family, Bruun de Neergaard, and it has been in the family ever since. Skjoldenæsholm became a hotel in 1971 when the family moved out of the main building to make room for hotel and conference facilities. Today, the old castle is run by Susanne Bruun de Neergaard, who is 8th generation of the Bruun de Neergaard family.
Skjoldenæsholm Castle in Denmark (a 1 hour drive from Copenhagen), is the ultimate getaway destination if you need to unwind completely. The peaceful surroundings, the impressive history and the exquisite food welcomes guests from near and far – if it sounds like a fairytale, that’s exactly what it is!
The manor with several hundred year's of history has a unique atmosphere. It was a breathtaking experience to draw away the curtains and see two swans sliding over the lake in the morning haze.