Gurre Castle, royal keep and deathbed

Gurre Castle

Gurre Castle

Gurre castle, the remains of the royal donjon and deathbed of Valdemar IV (Valdemar Atterdag) Denmarks last warrior king.
Valdemar Atterdag liked Gurre castle so much that he supposedly said “Let God keep his heaven, if I can keep Gurre”.
And for that sacrilege, local superstition has it that the king is sentenced to roam the castle grounds every night, in full gallop on his black stallion, together with his ferocious hunting dogs that have flames coming out of their mouths and that it is best to leave all gates and passageways open for them.

 

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