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Gramhus / Widows seat

 

The house was built as a widow’s seat in the 1930’s by count Adolph Ludvig Brockenhuus-Schack. He had married the nonsocialist-born nurse, Kirstine Marie, who was much younger than him. He was well aware, that she wouldn’t be able to remain in Gram castle after his death. Therefore, he built Gramhus for her.

Adolph Ludvig Brockenhuus-Schack died in 1938 and was buried in the castle park, but the widow didn’t move into Gramhus before 1940, which, down to the smallest detail, was designed by architect Gotfred Tvede. Kirstine Marie Brockenhuus-Schack died in 1957 and was buried in the park next to the count.

The house is currently privately owned. Gramhus, as the old widow’s seat from the 1930’s was baptized. A big, red and elegant brick building, which is said to have a somewhat tumultuous story.

In addition to being the home of dowager lady Christine Marie Brockenhuus-Schack, the building was used to house German officers under the 2nd world war, and the story goes that the influential German field marshal Erwin Rommel once spent the night in the house, after he had been here on the west coast inspecting german
Fortifications.

The building is today in private ownership.

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  • Gramhus / Widows seat
    Gramhus / Widows seat