Danish Architecture Guide

Odense's Home for Unmarried Ladies of Rank (Karen Brahe's House)

The brick-built main wing was raised in 1504-08 as part of a bishop's palace. It is a one-storey building with a high, vaulted basement and large windows facing the courtyard. Karen Brahe of Østrupgård since converted the property to a home for unmarried ladies of rank. In 1716 she added two low, half-timbered wings to the main wing, and so the building complex today appears as a traditional Danish three-wing construction. The interiors are extremely well-preserved. On the walls are for instance multiple layers of room decorations in the form of panels, wallpapers and wall paintings.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 / By Kasper Egeberg

Last updated Wednesday, January 22, 2014