Danish Architecture Guide

Aalborghus Palace

Inexpedient siting of the palace with regard to supply of fresh water meant that the function of the palace was changed to feudal residence already in 1555. Today it is one of the country's most typical and well-preserved feudal residences from the Renaissance. Only the east and north wings of the original construction are left today. The east wing has 27 bays of solid timber frame construction with a cantilevered storey at the top towards the courtyard. The outside is of rendered brick. The side of the north wing facing the courtyard is of timber frame construction, too, and the outside is a heavy brick wall on a high base of granite ashlars. The interior of the palace has gone through several rough alterations to make it serve as offices.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 / By Kasper Egeberg

Last updated Wednesday, January 22, 2014