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The Royal North Sealand

Photo: Tine Uffelmann

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.

Experience the Middle Ages in North Sealand

The Carmelite monastery with the Sct. Mariæ church is one of the best-preserved medieval monasteries in Northern Europe. The monastery was founded in 1430 when King Erik of Pommern invited the Carmelite monks to Elsinore.

Esrum Abbey was founded by the Cistercian Order in 1151 and was of great importance as their spiritual centre in Denmark. Nowadays Esrum Abbey is a cultural centre featuring various exhibitions, among other things. Æbelholt Monastery was founded around 1175 by Augustinian friars. Rumours about miracles at his grave spread far, and through the Middle Ages, ailing people poured into Æbelholt.

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