International inn culture near the gingerbread town, Chistiansfeld
Tyrstrup Kro is situated in idyllic surroundings near fields and woods only a few kilometres from the gingerbread town Christiansfeld. It was King Christian the 7th who brought the Bohemian Brethren to Denmark in 1773. They were known as good craftsmen and traders, and they founded the town according to a tight town plan in which the streets are at right angles to each other. Moreover, the Bohemian Brethren also called the Moravian Church in Denmark had a secret recipe for gingerbread cakes of which they have made frequent use, because these cakes have been baked and sold in Christiansfeld since 1783.
However, Tyrstrup Kro is far older. It has been here for at least 350 years, and it came into existence because the farmers wished to have a bite to eat when they gathered to perform their duties in the sowing and harvest time. Torben Schultz has been the owner since 1987, and has made many efforts to restore the old inn and, at the same time, make it an appreciated place to eat. As a matter of fact, guests come from far away to have a fine meal and enjoy a well-provided table in the cosy restaurants. Lunch is usually served in Pejsestuen, whereas Jægerstuen is the gourmet restaurant of the inn which is furnished in a classic style with, among other things, a Meissner tiled stove from 1890.