Voergaard Manor & Borglum Abbey
Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Refreshments | Walking
Ghost stories, Templar Knights, Kings, an outstanding collection from the French Royal Family. This tour offers you a variety of breathtaking stories from both Manor House and Abbey. Voergaard Manor invites you in behind the moat and meter-thick walls to impress you with large collections of furniture, antiques, paintings, china, and silverware, including treasures from Louis XIV, Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette's personal effects as well as works by Rubens, Raphael, Goya and El Greco. Behind the enchanting moat lies Voergaard Manor House, one of the finest Renaissance castles in Denmark. You will be met by your specialist guide, who will tell you stories of love and luck, the scariest ghost stories and show you the largest private collection of French art and artefacts outside of France. Discover all the amazing stories the Manor has to tell. The Manor House is decorated and furnished just as it was by the last owner, Count Oberbech-Clausen, who brought the large collection of furniture, antiques, paintings, china, and silverware from his possessions in France to Voergaard, including tapestry from the Vatican and treasures from Louis XIV, Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette's personal effects as well as works by Rubens, Raphael, Goya and El Greco. In 1963, Oberbech-Clausen died and Voergaard was converted to a family trust, the aim of which was to preserve the castle for posterity and keep the collection open to the public. As you wander through the halls, you are walking in the footsteps of Templar Knights, former Kings of Denmark – and ghosts. The latter you will see in the tower, where the bloodstain is visible on the floor - each time it has been removed it reappears the day after. From this enchanting visit, the tour continues to the Borglum Abbey. Drive through small scenic villages, lining the route to the Abbey located to the West of Voergaard. The abbey is one of the oldest still existing abbeys in Denmark, dating back to the 11th century. It has served as royal residence and abbey and, through decades, it has been the center of power in northwestern Jutland. The abbey is now owned by the Lord Chamberlain Hans Rottbøll and wife Anne who, together with their four children, reside in all of the abbey's 85 rooms. Upon arrival, you will have a guided tour of the abbey, visiting the church, the old kitchen and the stables - which also boasts a magnificent replica of the Bayeux Tapestries. After immersing yourself in the great place, filled with history and tales, enjoy a light refreshment in the form of coffee and Danish pastry, before returning to your yacht in Aalborg.
Please note: Wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes as uneven surfaces might occur. Tour may operate in reverse order. No photography allowed inside the Manor/Castle.