About Bernstorff Palace
250 years of history
Bernstorff Palace is one of the earliest and finest constructions in the style of neoclassicism in Europe. It was originally built as Count Bernstorff's summer residence. However, it changed status to a "palace" when Crown Prince Christian VIII bought it in the 1840'ies. The Royal Family used the palace until 1939. Then the Military moved in and used the buildings for educational purposes of their officers. For the next 70 years, the palace was not open to the public. However, in 2009 it was transformed to a privately leased hotel and conference venue. Nowadays the palace is open to the public at many occasions during the year, where we invite to cultural events and commercial fairs.
The Proud Past
The History of the Palace
The tale of Bernstorff Palace begins with Count Johan Hartwig Ernst von Bernstorff
Count Bernstorff built this "maison de plaisance" on a piece of land, which used to be a pheasant farm. It took 6 years to build the house, which was intended as the Bernstorff family's summer residence. 5 years later, the well-known Mr. Struensee interfered and fired Bernstorff from his position as Foreign Minister. Bernstorff left for his native Germany and never returned to Denmark.
Old and new Art in Perfect Harmony
Johan Edvard Mandelberg painted the overdoors in the 1700 century.
Artist Frederik Lindskov has decorated the corridors and guest rooms with happy paintings, which seem to be inspired by electrotecnical engineer designs.
Painter Søs Brysch has her studio at Bernstorff Palace. This is the reason why her lovely, playful and joyous paintings are all over the 1st floor of the palace.
Dienstl Gut - a Gem in Austria
4 Star Hotel with Splendid Food
A paradise for horse lovers
A gem! That's the perfect description of Dienstl Gut. It is a hotel with 23 rooms, a lovely garden, a natural swimming pond, peace, quiet, birds chirping, horses whinnying. Its in Carinthia, close to Klagenfurt at Lake Worthersee. Its a wonderful holiday spot, but equally lovely to visit, if you need a break and a treat on your way to Slovenia, Croatia or Italy.