Experiences at the abbey

Abbey building

Come on in

The history of Esrum Abbey is far more than a mere tale of medieval monks. The building abounds in stories about all the various people who once lived in the abbey: from the devoted monks to the wilful royal family; from the children and refugees to the solitary colonel’s widow. All sorts of different people passed their lives in this multifaceted building. This is clearly evident in the rooms, on the floors and outside in the distinctive red bricks. The story of the monks’ lives at Esrum Abbey is particularly reflected in the many experiences that await you behind the building’s thick walls. The moment you enter the ancient building, it is clear that the abbey is actually several different buildings in one. The cold bricks are a striking contrast to the warm oak floors, and the passages between the countless rooms reveal that many different people lived in, and left their mark on the building.

Life in the abbey

Travel back in time with virtual reality

Medieval artefacts

A Reformation game

Kommer snart

800 years of history behind the atmospheric walls