The Orangery

North of the kitchen building is this small romantic building, built as an orangery to the palace.

Apart from a newer extension to the north, the house appears largely original with large granite dimension stones forming the foundation with façades in old Flensburg bricks – similar to the kitchen and laundry building from 1764.

A ground floor plan from the 19th century shows that the orangery had an area of approx. 45 square meters.

On old photos you can see that there were vines on the façade, and it appears that the house was inhabited by Christian Jensen and his wife.

When the building belonged to the state hospital, it was used as a residence for the heating master, but in 1983 the heating plant was moved to the white buildings on Palævej known as “the White Town” (Den hvide by). Since then, the building has been used as a school for children and young people from the psychiatric hospital, and today it provides as conference rooms for the Danish Agricultural Agency.

You can also visit the House of the Court Priest on the other side of Palævej.