Catastrophic Fire, Spaniards and International Politics

Were the Spanish soldiers responsible for the fire that razed the castle? Are there many descendants of Spanish soldiers in Kolding? Were the Spanish soldiers planning to murder Bernadotte? There are many myths about the castle fire and the Spanish troops’ stay in Kolding – on this tour, you can hear what really happened.

On the night between 29 and 30 March 1808, a catastrophic fire broke out at Koldinghus that burnt the proud old castle to the ground.

Hear the dramatic story about international politics and intrigue, heroism and an amusing cultural encounter as one of our guides tells you about the events in the very setting where they unfolded.

Hear the exciting story about the role of Koldinghus in the Napoleonic Wars and European power struggles and about the dramatic events when Koldinghus was razed by fire.

You will also meet some of the key players at the centre of events, including one of Napoleon’s most successful field marshals, the vigorous wife of a colonel and a soulful young maiden.

Were the Spanish soldiers responsible for the fire that razed the castle? Are there many descendants of Spanish soldiers in Kolding? Were the Spanish soldiers planning to murder Bernadotte? There are many myths about the castle fire and the Spanish troops’ stay in Kolding – on this tour, you can hear what really happened.

Practical information

Price: Total price for a group of max. 25 people: DKK 900. In addition, participants pay an entrance fee.

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