During the 17th century, Dutch, and hence also Danish, architecture changed its character markedly, following a strong influence from England. This new style is often called Dutch Late Baroque. Baroque was a further development of the classical idiom of the Renaissance. While the Renaissance aimed for calm and clarity, Baroque was restless and full of movement. At the start of the 18th century, the stylistic development of architecture makes a decisive change. The influence now came from Germany, and later from France, rather than the Netherlands as before. From about 1730, Baroque gradually transitions to Rococo.
Originally designed by
Simon de Pethum in 1663, the building has been expanded and
remodeled several times since. It still houses the 270-year-old
foundation which provides housing for widowed ladies.
Nørre Vosborg, one of very
few remaining manors in the western Jutland marshes, dates back to
the 13th Century. The particularly well preserved
manor ranks as the finest in this part of the
In 1681, the canal of Frederiksholm was dug and a depot serving the construction works on the city's fortification was established. The present buildings, military property until 2007, date from the 1740s onwards.Read more
The House of the Superintendent of Dikes, or
Richtsen's House, was built in 1777 by Carsten Richtsen. The house
contains rich baroque interiors. The adjoining back building was
built two years later as stables and depot for the main