The Castle

The Castle

A visit to the castle and manor museum is also a visit to a fantastic, wonderful, magnificent home and behind the old thick walls of the main building, there are a world of experiences. When you come up the stately main staircase, one enters another world where the historical atmosphere brings you on a journey back to ancient times, when princes and princesses, barons and baronesses moved around in the impressive surroundings. Visitors can freely walk around the beautiful living rooms, halls and chambers, and you are overwhelmed by the hospitable experience.

Upon arrival you will be provided a written guide, where you simultaneously can read about the different premises decoration, furniture, and study these closely, while moving around the different rooms. You can read about the tapestries and the French murals that adorn the 5 ½ meter high walls, and not least read an indescribable number of stories about the castle’s many beautiful things – the large dinnerware from a wedding in 1865, the naval hero Niels Juel sea-chest, which can not even be lifted by four men, the lamps that were once vases, old boots that belonged to Niels Juel’s grandson and so on. Despite the impressive number of magnificent paintings and sumptuous furnishings, that are passed down from generation to generation, making the combination with contemporary furniture that clearly presents a picture of a home, that is still being used for both everyday and special occasions. After the tour of the 21 rooms, you will fully understand why the family thought, that it is not only their home, but a place they enjoy sharing with all the visitors.


Beautiful manor stables

In 1749, a major fire damaged the castle buildings. Immediately after, then Chamberlain Colonel Niels Juel (the grandson of Niels Juel) started the reconstruction of the impressive buildings that are today. At that time, the beautiful manor stables were used exclusively to house and care for the owners horses. Today we offer our guests, if the horse stables are not rented for various events, to feel free to enjoy their lunch in the stables, if the weather is bad.


Antique restoration

Antique Valdemars Slot Furniture Restoration is a restoration and conservation workshop beautifully situated at Valdemar’s Castle. We deal mainly with the restoration and preservation of antique furniture – especially furniture from the 1600s 1700s and 1800s. Your furniture – our interest. Antique Valdemars Slot Furniture Restoration is a member of DACL – Danish Antiquities Conservator Guild.

We point out that the restored furniture can not be seen in the castle.

For further information – visit



Exit the castle visit with a refreshing dip in Lunkebugten (the cove) from the magnificent white beach behind the Tea pavillon. Showers are provided close to the beach and restrooms are located at the parking lot at the Southern Gatehouse.


Castle Church

Get married in the Castle Church – a more romantic church is found very few places- and follow the subsequent celebrations in either the restaurant, the Tea pavillonen or in the main building. Find out more about church services here.

Contact the church:

Bregninge Church
Bregninge Præstegaard
Sundbrovej 64
5700 Svendborg

Dean / vicar Per Aas Christensen Best time Monday to Friday 11:00 to 12:30 Phone: 62 22 50 37


Alexander Park

The park at Valdemar Castle is a beautiful landscape park with wide lawns and stately old tall trees. In the park’s southern end, below the church stairs, there is a small garden with yew hedges and an ornamental lake. This small garden still stands out, as a beautiful version of the form that was common at the beginning of the last century.

In 1823, written by Rev. Lund, tells the story that the area bears the name “Sea” and that it was reclaimed around 1700 by Knud Juel, son of naval hero Niels Juel. The story of the lake is dated back to the mid-1600 Century. Tarp writes that Valdemars Castle was built on a small headland with a cove, that went into the south and west side of the lake and has therefore previously been part of Lunkebugten.

In 2003 an extensive reorganization, which among other drainage conditions were changed, with the result that the region today appears as a large shallow lake to the immense benefit of waterfowl life that has very much flourished, for guest to enjoy. The park is named after Alexander who is the 12th generation after naval hero Niels Juel.