Experience hosted by Heather

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Meeting on the causeway leading to the former royal palace of Hirschholm: in two hours Heather will bring to life the drama, intrigue, and tragedy of the Rococco palace which was said to have rivaled the palace of Versailles in terms of grandeur in the 18th century. We will take a grand tour of the site; where we can trace the outlines of the formal lakes, the sites of mazes and fountains, and the alleys of linden trees now overgrown and arthritic in their twisted shapes. Heather knows the subject matter well and has written a book, Middle Distance, based partially upon the dramatic royal shenanigans, romance and ensuing tragedy of an affair between the English-born crown-princess of Denmark, and the German doctor of mad King Christian the seventh in the fateful summer of 1771, a year in Danish history books known as "The Hirschholm Summer". As you walk the royal alleyways you may begin to absorb the "snap" in the air, the vacuum left by the untimely disappearance of this thriving and decadent palace - maybe you'll even see a winter ghost!
Other things to note
This tour is all about imagination, listening to Heathers stories, taking great photos and enjoying the beautiful natural surroundings. It's called "Winter Ghosts", but it's a great visit all year.
Meeting on the causeway leading to the former royal palace of Hirschholm: in two hours Heather will bring to life the drama, intrigue, and tragedy of the Rococco palace which was said to have rivaled the palace of Versailles in terms of grandeur in the 18th century. We will take a grand tour of the site; where we can trace the outlines of the formal lakes, the sites of mazes and fountains, and the alleys of linden trees now overgrown and arthriti…

What's included

  • Tickets
    Entry to the museum

Meet your Host, Heather

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • Identity verified
Heather Gartside works as a tour guide in Copenhagen and North Sealand in the summer months, but hey - why not for the rest of the year too! She specializes in walking tours around the historic, artistic and culinary sights of this beautiful part of the world. Heather's a well-travelled British author, photographer, cook, historian, and photographer who can guarantee you and your group a rich, insightful and thought-provoking​ experience.
More details on her new website: https://timetravellingincopenhagen.wordpress.com
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Where you'll be

We will conduct our tour in the fresh air - whatever the weather, so please dress wisely. The parkland is a public place and is tremendously atmospheric in all seasons​, if you know where to look. We will also visit a small museum dedicated to the history of the palace, and containing a few artifacts and many interesting illustrations of its royal heyday.

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 12 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Weather appropriate footwear and clothing
Camera's
Dogs welcome

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.