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Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg opens new Camping Museum at Egeskov Castle


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Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her husband, Count Michael, opened Europe’s first Camping Museum at Egeskov Castle in Denmark. The new museum is located in the same buildings as the Falck Museum and the Veterans Museum and was created in collaboration between Egeskov Castle’s owners Count Michael and Princess Alexandra.

Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, the Countess of Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille, is the first daughter of Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Princess Benedikte of Denmark, making her the niece of Queen Margrethe of Denmark.

The museum is the first of its kind in Europe and was finally allowed to open over the weekend following a difficult period of time due to the coronavirus pandemic. Count Michael and Princess Alexandra are both passionate about camping, and they both love being out in nature.

At the new Camping Museum, visitors can get up close and personal with everything that has been a part of Danish camping and outdoor life throughout history. The museum is a time travel experience highlighting how the Danes have spent their holidays over time and predict how the Danes will do so in the future.

Europe’s best-preserved Renaissance water castle, Egeskov Castle, is located near Kværndrup on the Daish island of Funen. In addition to the new outdoor museum, Egeskov also has a gallery, a vintage automobile collection, a vintage motorcycle collection, a collection describing the history of agriculture, a collection of flying vehicles and a collection of emergency vehicles. Most of the castle is open to the public, except for the areas used by Count Michael and Princess Alexandra, who also use the castle as their private home.

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Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.