Egeskov Renaissance Water Castle in Denmark

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Castle is one of Europe’s finest Renaissance buildings, featuring a real moat, spires, a knight’s hall and ghastly creatures in its masonry. It was built in 1554 and it is located in the south of the Funen island, just about two hours Drive from the Copenhagen. The quaint island of Funen is also the birthplace of storyteller Hans Christian Anderson. The castle consists of two long buildings connected by a thick double wall, allowing defenders to abandon one house and continue fighting from the other. The double wall is over one meter thick and contains secret staircases and a well. Defenders were able to attack an enemy’s flanks from the two round corner towers. Other medieval defences include artillery ports, scalding holes and arrow slits.

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