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Art & Culture in North Sealand

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Ultra-modern architecture, art and design in North Sealand. North Sealand is a region in Denmark that is brimming with art and culture. Ultra-modern architecture, art and design, international theatre and, not least, opulent Renaissance castles that represent the history of Denmark.

Museums & Castles

Museums in North Sealand

Our museums are the gateway to the history of North Sealand. Learn more about the North Sealand of royalty, monks, polar exploration, artists and maritime endeavours.

The Royal North Sealand

In North Sealand, we have three of Northern Europe’s most beautiful castles. This is where the kings demonstrated their power and wealth and showed everyone that Denmark was one of the most influential countries in the world. This is why we call it ROYAL NORTH SEALAND.

Frederiksborg, Kronborg and Fredensborg castles are cultural and historical landmarks that attract travellers from all over the world. Every year in August, the open-air Shakespeare Festival is held in Kronborg Castle’s courtyard featuring international theatre companies. Esrum Abbey, originally a large and powerful Cistercian abbey, is today an active centre for culture and experiences, as well as a famed pilgrimage centre.

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is a world-class art museum where art, nature and architecture unite in a one-of-a-kind interaction. Here you can enjoy temporary exhibitions with prominent international artists in addition to a distinguished permanent collection.

The Maritime Museum of Denmark is a foremost example of the pioneering Danish architecture that is attracting attention worldwide. Bjarke Ingels Group designed the underground museum, which has won many international prizes and been affectionately described as ‘the most beautiful hole in the ground’.

Cultural top attractions

Cultural experiences out of the ordinary

The region of North Sealand boasts an art and cultural scene that is both rich and captivating. Experience iconic and internationally-acclaimed architecture, or visit one of the world’s leading art museums and its collection of famous art. The region is also the home of three royal cas...

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Louisiana is a leading international museum of modern art. But it is also a dynamic cultural centre and a very special place where the art, the architecture, the park and the coastal location create a unique interaction.

Where small culture experiences are great

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Konventum is also called "Little Louisiana". It is North Sealand's largest conference centre but also represents Denmark's largest private art collection in an award-winning architecture, that blends beautifully into the landscape. The architects Karen and Ebbe Clemmensen and Jarl Heger designed Konventum, which was inaugurated in 1969.

Frederiksborg, Kronborg castle and Fredensborg palace are distinguished examples of historical and architectural heritage in North Sealand. Frederiksborg and Kronborg are built in Dutch Renaissance style, while Fredensborg is built in Baroque style.

Esrum Monastery was in the Middle Ages a large and powerful monastery, founded by the Cistercian order. After the Reformation, the monastery came under the crown, and most of the monastery was demolished. Esrum Kloster then led a changeable life as a royal hunting lodge, stud farm, county administration, etc After an extensive restoration and amalgamation with Esrum Møllegård, Esrum Kloster is today an exciting, modern  attraction. The building itself, which is only a tenth of the original monastery, is a fascinating relic from the 12th century.

Galleries and Artisans

Galleries

Take a journey of discovery in Danish and international art within painting, graphic art, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass, textiles and jewellery among North Sealand’s wide array of galleries.

Arts and crafts

Denmark and Scandinavia are known for fine craftsmanship with its own Nordic style. Numerous artists and craftspeople have chosen to live in North Sealand to pursue their work.

Maritime heritage and worldclass architecture

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