Baroque and Rococo 1630-1770

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.

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Lars Gundersen

Harboe's Refuge for Widowed Ladies (1663-1669)

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.

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Realdania Byg

Nørre Vosborg (1542-2008)

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 country.

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Lars Gundersen

The Fortifications Depot (1740 and later)

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.

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Jørgen Jensen

The House of the Superintendent of Dikes (1777-1779)

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 house.

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