Grey clouds suck the colors out of the otherwise lush Dyrehaven just north of Copenhagen.
Here rests the royal hunting lodge dating back to the Hermitage on the top of the constitution of denmark during with view over a large part of the South 1100 hectares of land, and the water in the Sound.
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But the castle is deserted.
So that ordinary people can forget about getting a cup of coffee and the heat within after a hike through the cool vinterskov.
the Hermitage is surrounded by raw nature in the national park of Dyrehaven, where kronhjorten can walk freely on a total of 1100 hectares of land. Photo: Aleksander Klug
the Queen, who has the right to use the castle, comes never past, despite the majestic location.
the Last time, she according to publicly available sources, visited the castle, was six and a half years ago, when she 18. June 2013 re-opened the castle together with the now deceased prince Henry, after a costly renovation.
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She can otherwise get there as often as she wants, as the state has made it available absolutely free of charge.
According to the so-called civillistelov are a total of six of the state's properties, including the Hermitage, thus free of the royal family to use, but as Extra the Blade previously described, makes the royal family rarely use of this luxury.
Neither do the other royal stand in a queue to enjoy the castle and its location. The hermitage is actually being used only by the royal family a few days a year. the
Princess Benedikte incurred in the year a fødselsdagsreception at the castle - otherwise, there has been royally empty in 2019.
the Deer graze peacefully in groups of up to 50, and seagulls rest their wings for a while, until a busting frenchman on roller skis and with the spell in both hands hazards breathless past them along the paved road and heading towards the Hermitage. Photo: Aleksander Klug
According to the Slots - and the Danish agency for culture using the royal family also the castle to the jagtmiddage, but the Danish Nature agency, which stands for the royal hunts, points out that there has been held a jagtmiddag within the last five years in the Hermitage palace.
Probably should back even further to find a day, where the royal family has held jagtmiddag, is reported the.
This displays the the expenses of the state for the maintenance and heating of the Hermitage museum, out in the blue air. the
Ekstra aktindsigter in the agency's expenditure shows that last year alone was used 2.180.854 tax dollars for maintenance and 57.632 dollars on heating. In previous years heating bill has been even greater.
the Royal family do not want to comment on the article.
People are not in queue
the Hermitage museum is open for guided tours three months in the summer, a few days during the easter and autumn holidays, on payment of the entrance fee of 125 dollars. Participation requires prior registration.
But the people of copenhagen and nordsjællændere are not exactly queuing up at the ticket booth.
Since its reopening in 2013, the number of visitors dropped significantly, according to figures from the Nationalmusset, which stands for guided tours.
In the years 2015-2017 was besøgstaller down and round 3000 annually. In years of good 5700 been past.
Proceeds from the guided tours is so sparse (the reaction was good 700,000 in 2019) to just cover the cost of the National costs for, among other employees, informs the national Museum.
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Helena Frank, who has ridden on a horse on the Eremitageslettet, shaking his head over the emptiness at the Hermitage. Photo: Aleksanger Klug
It is a waste, think Helena Frank, clad in thick jacket and wellies are out to vent his friend's dog this decemberdag.
- It is bloody stupid, it is not being used any more, she says.
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The 24-year-old has grown up in the area and know that the Danish association attracts tourists. the
Therefore, she also takes the view that the minister should do more to open the castle to the public.
- I do not think that she is going to do it, but it could be great, she says.
the landscape architect Ragner Christiansen grow like the daily exercise in the Garden, but would like to use the Hermitage for more than to stretch the legs up. Photo: Aleksander Klug
The 54-year-old Ragnar Christiansen takes a short rest from his run in the Garden to give its opinion. the
He believes that one should open the Hermitage for cultural offerings such as theater and build a kaffeserverende café at the castle in order to attract people.
- Culture attracts perhaps three percent, but a good coffee house ... the batter.
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- the Hermitage museum is a focal point in the park, but there is life in it.
- It is a poor use, that you can get into the palace some months of the year. It doesn't hurt anything to give the castles more lives, says Ragner Christiansen.
Margrethe's ancestors was better to use the World for, among other jagtmiddage, but also the state council. The constitution was signed at the Hermitage. Photo: Aleksander Klug