A Historical Defense Castle
Due to the unsettled times around Grevens Fejde (the civil war in Denmark) in 1534 Gisselfeld was built as a defensive Castle - with a surrounding wall, drawbridges, embrasures, shutter holes, and a moat.
On three sides Gisselfeld was surrounded by moats - to the north by the so-called Castle lake. During a period from the beginning of the 19th century Gisselfeld has been replastered and whitewashed before it regained its original red brickwork between 1869 and 1874. From one of the rooms in the west wing a secret staircase led down to a room in the cellar, where Peder Oxen is said to have hidden, after having fallen into disgrace and, therefore, went abroad. T
Today the Supreme Manager is living in a part of the Castle, whereas other parts of the main building are open to guided tours.
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