Thursday, 17 February 2011

The Hermitage Palace to open its doors in 2013

Following the huge success of the public opening of the renovated crown princely residence Frederik VIII’s Mansion at Amalienborg between February and August last year, which was visited by nearly 480,000 people, the Palaces and Properties Agency let it be known that the surplus would be used towards making other similar buildings available to the public.
Earlier this month it was announced that this and a donation from the Augustinus Fund will result in the renovation of the Hermitage Palace in Jægersborg Deerpark just north of Copenhagen and that the palace will be open to the public after the restoration has been completed in 2013.
The baroque Hermitage Palace was built in 1734-1736 by the famous architect Lauritz de Thurah as a hunting lodge for King Christian VI. It is still used for royal hunts, but has only very rarely been open to the public on special occasions for the benefit of charity.

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