Esrum Abbey and Møllegård
Explore a hidden piece of Danish History at Esrum Abbey, founded in 1151 by the Cistercian Order and once amongst the largest and most powerful abbeys in Northern Europe. At present Esrum Abbey is an open attraction where you can enjoy the beauty of the natural scenery and indulge in 800 years of captivating history. NB: Exhibitions closed until start 2020.
History, food & fun - all year long
There is always a reason to visit the Abbey, no matter the season. On the meadows around the abbey you can find installations and microscopes with a look back to the past as well as visualization signs that show the greatness of the abbey in the Middle Ages. Immerse yourselves in the Middle Ages with younglings on the outdoor playground and the kids’ barn. In the delicacy-filled abbey shop you can enjoy the cake of the day and delicious abbey beer from draft under the rustic vaults in the abbey cellar or amongst the herbs in the abbey garden. You can also eat and drink as kings in the charming abbey Cellars, or enjoy a lunch with a view of the abbey in the Café on the Mill.
At the heart of the new national park, and at the gates to Gribskov, Esrum Abbey is a premier choice as the point of departure for nature hikes.
Special Events in 2019
• Beer festival in May
• Esrum Medieval Days in June
• Harvest Festival in August
• Christmas Market in December
• Man-Abbey-Landscape - new exhibition
• Faith, Power & Chaos - a game about the reformation
• Holidays at the Abbey – winter, Easter, summer and autumn breaks for children
You can see more about what we have to offer on www.esrum.dk