The oldest parts of Odense Palace were built as a monastery of the order of St. John of Jerusalem back in the 15th century. In 1560 King Frederik II converted the monastery into a palace, and it served as such until 1907. The main wing from 1723 is a simple, white baroque building with a centre projection of 13 bays, ashlar-built corners and decorated window units. Parts of the baroque interior have been preserved, while the original baroque garden has been re-shaped into a romantic English garden.
Court Master Builder J.C. Kriger was responsible for the main wing while Court Master Builder J.H. Koch was responsible for parts of the east wing.
Last updated Wednesday, January 22, 2014