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Støvlet-Katrines Hus

Suited-and-tied waiters usher discerning diners to white-clothed tables in this suave, thatch-roofed farmstead that was once home to Christian VII’s mistress. These days, lust comes in the form of delicious, seasona…
Church in Sorø

Sorø Kirke

Interring several Danish royals, this church within the Sorø Akademi grounds has a simple, harmonious interior brightened by medieval frescoes and lightened by a 13th-century Gothic ceiling. It was originally built …
International in Sorø

Café Tre Konger

In a stylishly converted movie theatre adorned with mini-chandeliers and rattan chairs, this relaxed cafe is particularly impressive for its Three King salad plates (available lunch and dinner) made with house-smoke…
Museum in Sorø

Sorø Kunstmuseum

Flaunting an award-winning extension by Copenhagen-based architects Lundgaard & Tranberg, Sorø Kunstmuseum has regularly changing exhibitions of art both modern and classic, but what you will reliably be able to…
Music in Sorø

Sorø International Music Festival

The Sorø International Music Festival is held at Sorø Kirke, with classical concerts held mostly on Wednesday evenings throughout July and August.
Historic Building in Sorø

Sorø Akademi

The town's historical and academic soul is shaded with tall oaks and throws together buildings old and new, pretty and banal, though it's nowhere near as grand as you might imagine from the history. Once one of Denm…
Museum in Sorø

Sorø Museum

Housed in a handsome half-timbered former inn dating from 1625, Sorø Museum showcases an eclectic booty of regional artefacts, including ancient pottery and the partial reconstruction of a 5500-year-old Bornholm lon…
Music in Sorø

Sorø Jazz

Sorø's ever-growing jazz festival takes place over a week in late July, with around 25 concerts performed in various venues across the municipality, including museums, churches and cafes.
Statue in Sorø

Ludvig Holberg Statue

Stroll Sorø Akademi's western gardens to find a tricorn-hatted bronze figure whose plinth rises above two toga-sporting thespian nymphs. The statue portrays the great Dano-Norwegian humanist playwright Ludvig Holber…
Gate in Sorø


Klosterporten is said to be the oldest still-inhabited gatehouse in Denmark. Once the portal to the Sorø monastery and now the northern entrance to Sorø Akademi, living here is a perk for one of the school's lecture…