Krenkerup is an old manor house located 3 km (2 mi) southwest of Sakskøbing on the Danish island of Lolland. It is one of Denmark's oldest estates and manors, documented as early as the 1330s.[1]

History and architecture

The three-winged building stands on a narrow, rectangular mound surrounded by a moat. The original stone house from 1490 was extended by statesman Mogens Gøye with three new wings, forming an enclosed courtyard. A tower was added on the west side. In 1631, Palle Rosenkrantz built an extra storey on the north wing and an octagonal tower on the southeast corner.[2] The south wing was destroyed by fire in 1689 and never rebuilt. The entire complex was renovated in 1780. From 1815 to 1838, Krenkerup was known as Hardenberg.[3]

In 1731, the Reventlows established a family property consisting of Krenkerup, Rosenlund and Nørregård which in 1815 became the countyship of Hardenberg-Reventlow, including the subsidiary estates of Nielstrup, Sæbyholm and Christiansdal. It was dissolved in 1924.[3]

Covering an area of 3,700 ha (9,100 acres), the estate is one of the largest in Denmark.[3] Today it is an active agricultural concern and also houses a brewery.[2]


  1. "Krenkerup" (in Danish). Lolland-Falsters Herregarde. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  2. 1 2 "Krenkerup Gods" (in Danish). Krenkerup. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 "Krenkerup" (in Danish). Den Store Danske. Retrieved 25 June 2014.


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Coordinates: 54°46′37″N 11°40′13″E / 54.77694°N 11.67028°E / 54.77694; 11.67028

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