It is hard not to be overwhelmed when walking in and around the castle Hindsgavl Slot situated at the Little Belt coast of Funen. Already when driving down the castle avenue you get the sense of entering another world and another time. Even Hans Christian Andersen found that the view was the most beautiful in Funen and he did not exaggerate: the garden and the park are outstanding with the pavillons, the streams, the ponds and the Little Belt in the background, and the nearest neighbour is the deer park Hindsgavl Dyrehave with red deer and fallow deer.
Way back in the 1200s the King built a fortress here, and the fortress and later on the castle have provided the setting for several great events in the Danish history. Thus it was at Hindsgavl Slot that King Frederik the 6th signed the peace treaty in 1814, which meant that Denmark lost Norway.
Hindsgavl Slot has been renovated over the years and recently it has been furnished with a new à la carte restaurant, a bar and a reception. At the same time the old cow shed and piggery were renovated and now house 5 new premises and 45 rooms. By the way, the restaurant is called Den Hvide Dame and is named after the friendly ghost of the castle. The culinary experiences of the hotel are worth while a long drive, and every month the 17 chefs and the confectioner of the castle create a castle menu based on fresh ingredients in season. When it is possible, the castle s own vegetable and herb garden provide the chefs with fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs.