Today, most mansions and castles are privately owned and not accessible to the public. But that does not stop us from looking at them, taking walks in the gardens where this is permitted - and immersing ourselves in the many stories that are just waiting to be heard.
By way of example, did you know that the fine lady of 18th-century Åkjær Manor wanted not merely to be buried in a silk dress and neat silk stockings, but also insisted on the stockings being replaced every year for Christmas?
Or that the noblewoman Kirsten Munk, who gave birth to 12 children during her marriage with King Christian IV were kept in detention at Boller Castle from 1630 until her death in 1658? The king accused her of adultery, treason and attempts at poisoning and bewitching him – and banished her from the court.