There are many exciting stories about the Odder manor houses and they are just waiting to be heard. Take an exciting trip back in time.
Beautiful manor houses are scattered across the Odder vicinity like pearls on a string. These buildings are symbols of the agricultural area of the olden days when the good conditions for cultivating the land attracted and created wealthy landowners. Their wealth, power and vast properties have been instrumental in shaping the Odder area into what it is today.
The manor houses are now privately owned and not open to the public. But, of course, that does not make them any less interesting.
If you see them on your way, we can definitely recommend that you consider the beautiful buildings from a distance. With this guide in hand you can get to know them better.
Åkjær Manor is one of the largest manors in Jutland located south of Odder between the villages of Hundslund and Ørting.
The manor is situated just west of Odder, where a beautiful avenue of lime trees lead to the estate. The manor was established in 1674 and was in the period 1771-1800 owned by the then prime minister Joachim Otto Schack-Rathlou.
The youngest of the manors in the district was established in 1801 by the Englishman John Smith.
Margrethe Gersdorff built this manor farm in 1672 near Hou.
The manor Hovedstrup (later Rodsteenseje) was first mentioned in the early 14th century and remained privately owned until 1481 where it became a part of the royal Åkjær Manor.
Uldrupgård was built at the beginning of the 19th century and the building style is very destinctive; low walls and a high straw roof. The farm belongs to the Åkjær estate and was originally used for sheep rearing.