Koldinghus is Jutland’s last royal castle. The ruins tell the story of the catastrophic fire in 1808. It is most obvious in the newly renovated south wing, which is a unique combination of old and modern architecture. There are permanent and visiting exhibitions, and the Design School holds its final exhibition here, yearly. The castle has, through the last 700 years, played an important role in Denmark’s history, as both a deterrent and as one of the royal family’s preferred castles.