Seeking for Contrast @ Kaløvig Slots Ruin

This weekend I visted the ruins at Kaløvig. Situated in the national park “Mols”. The castle was founded in 1313 by the Danish king Erik Menved (Erik VI). It was one of at least four similar strongholds in Jutland, constructed to counter the ongoing rebellions of the Jutlandic nobility and peasantry against the Crown.

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Kalø Slot was raised on the small island of Kalø, connected to the mainland by a 500 m long artificial embankment, rising 1,2 m above sea level. The embankment was cobbled; deep moats were dug and earth mounds heaped around the fortress. It is not clear how much of the castle was actually torn down, but the Crown definitely lost its grip on Kalø.

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