Æbelholt Abby

1. May – 26. June: Wed and Sun – Sat, 12-16.

➤ Æbelholt 4 (by Isterødvejen), 3400 Hillerød, 7217 0240. Call museum host on 6181 5832 in opening hours.

➤ Admission: adults 40 kr – free for children under 18.

➤ Unfortunately no disabled access.

Free access to the ruins and garden all year round. Contact us at post@museumns.dk for guided tours and additional opening hours.

Small giftshop with books, postcards and local products.

The Abby ruins and museum

Æbelholt Abby is just outside Hillerød. See the ruins of the largest Scandinavian Augustine monastery. Only a few ruins are left of the once extensive building complex.

Imagine the Abby in its heyday during the Middle Ages. Travelers and the poor could find a meal here. The Abby also functioned as a hospital. At the museum, you can see some of the 800 skeletons found in archaeological digs around the Abby. Meet the young girl who died in childbirth. The dead tells a story of disease, life and death in the middle ages.

Abby Garden

The Abby garden has old medicinal plants – some have been scientifically proven to have effects, others not. See the valerian plant that cats love, but which also has medicinal uses. In summer there are flowers, bees and butterflies.

Bring lunch and take a nature walk

Take a walk in the surrounding countryside. Perhaps you will see a bird of prey. Bring a lunch or snack and enjoy it in the Abby garden.

Directions/Parking

For directions from your destination, use Google Maps. Parking close to the museum. A 30 min bike ride from Hillerød – bicycle path all the way. Just follow Frederiksværksgade until it ends.

Abby Garden

A group of museum volunteers maintain the garden.