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The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand

Par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: The landscape covers the two former royal hunting forests Store Dyrehave and Gribskov, as well as the hunting park Jægersborg Dyrehave / Jægersborg Hegn. The hunting grounds and forests are all located north of Copenhagen. The forests and related buildings are parts of a well-preserved hunting landscape designed in the late 17th and 18th centuries. In 1669, King Frederick III decided to make the current Jægersborg Dyrehave / Jægersborg Hegn a private hunting ground. King Christian V came to power in 1670, he experienced par force hunting in Versailles and introduced it into Denmark. He shaped the royal hunting grounds in North Zealand to fit the par force hunting system, hunting with a dog. This style of hunting required a greater area of land. Christian V expanded the boundaries of the hunting forest to include the area that is today known as Jægersborg Hegn, he also included the area known today as the Eremitagesletten, an area situated in Jægersborg Dyrehave, it served as the fields of the village of Stokkerup, the village was demolished and only the Stokkerup Kær remains, the village pond. Christian V created a par force landscape with a star-shaped system of straight hunting roads and squares. The Hermitage Hunting Lodge is located in the middle of Jægersborg Dyrehave amidst a network of hunting trails. Jægersborg Dyrehave is situated about 20 km north of Copenhagen, Denmark. There are several World Heritage Sites situated around Copenhagen: Roskilde Cathedral 43 km to the west, Kronborg Castle 38 km to the north and Stevns Klint about 79 km to the south. The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2015.

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The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand - The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: The Hermitage Hunting Lodge is located in the middle of Jægersborg Dyrehave amidst a...

The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: The Hermitage Hunting Lodge is located in the middle of Jægersborg Dyrehave amidst a network of hunting trails. The Hunting Lodge is located on the top of a hill, overlooking the Øresund and the par force landscape. The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand covers the two former royal hunting forests Store Dyrehave and Gribskov, as well as the deer and hunting park Jægersborg Dyrehave / Jægersborg Hegn.

  1. The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand - The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: The Hermitage Hunting Lodge is located in the middle of Jægersborg Dyrehave amidst a...

    The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: The Hermitage Hunting Lodge is located in the middle of Jægersborg Dyrehave amidst a network of hunting trails. The Hunting Lodge is located on the top of a hill, overlooking the Øresund and the par force landscape. The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand covers the two former royal hunting forests Store Dyrehave and Gribskov, as well as the deer and hunting park Jægersborg Dyrehave / Jægersborg Hegn.

  2. The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand - The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: The Hermitage Hunting Lodge was never intended to be used as a royal residence, it was...

    The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: The Hermitage Hunting Lodge was never intended to be used as a royal residence, it was built for hosting royal banquets during the hunt in the surrounding Jægersborg Dyrehave. The deer park Jægersborg Dyrehave is renowned for its large populations of red deer and fallow deer. The Mill Stream Mølleåen cuts the deer and hunting park Jægersborg Dyrehave / Jægersborg Hegn in two.

  3. The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand - Par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: In the forests Store Dyrehave and Gribskov, King Christian V created a par...

    Par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: In the forests Store Dyrehave and Gribskov, King Christian V created a par force landscape with a star-shaped system of straight hunting roads. The Jægersborg Dyrehave / Jægersborg Hegn deer and hunting park contained no star-shaped road network. Gribskov is situated some 50 km north of Copenhagen, along the borders of lake Arresø. Store Dyrehave is located about 30 km north of Copenhagen, near the town of Hillerød.

  4. The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand - The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: An old thatched barn and English Oak. The English Oak is called Englænderegen, the...

    The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: An old thatched barn and English Oak. The English Oak is called Englænderegen, the oak (Quercus robur) is between 250 and 360 years old. The Englænderegen is situated in Jægersborg Dyrehave, on the Eremitagesletten plain, nearby the Hermitage Hunting Lodge. According to a legend: In 1807, two English stole the regimental wages and buried them under the oak. There have been numerous searches for the treasure, even on request of Queen Victoria, but it has never been found.

  5. The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand - The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: The Magasindammen, the Magazine Pond and an old thatched barn or stable close to the Hunting...

    The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: The Magasindammen, the Magazine Pond and an old thatched barn or stable close to the Hunting Lodge in Jægersborg Dyrehave. The Magasindammen, the Magazine Pond, got  its name from the time when it was surrounded by ammunition depots (magazines). The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand became an UNESCO World Heritage in 2015.

  6. The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand - The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: The Hermitage Hunting Lodge. The hunting park Jægersborg Dyrehave / Jægersborg...

    The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: The Hermitage Hunting Lodge. The hunting park Jægersborg Dyrehave / Jægersborg Hegn has about 80 burial mounds, most of them date back to the Bronze Age. The Bronze Age burial mounds are scattered throughout the deer park, some of them are located near Dyrehavsbakken, an amusement park in Jægersborg Dyrehave, and near the Hermitage Hunting Lodge.

  7. The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand - The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: Deer near the Dousbad Vildthus in the reer park Jægersborg Dyrehave. Over the last 300...

    The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: Deer near the Dousbad Vildthus in the reer park Jægersborg Dyrehave. Over the last 300 years the deer population in Jægersborg Dyrehave has steadily grown. There are about 2100 deer in Jægersborg Dyrehave, there are about 300 red deer, 1700 fallow deer and about 100 sika deer, an Asian species introduced in 1900.

  8. The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand - The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: The Dousbad Vildthus, the Dousbad Wild House, is one of the winter feeding stations in the...

    The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: The Dousbad Vildthus, the Dousbad Wild House, is one of the winter feeding stations in the deer park Jægersborg Dyrehave, the deer only need supplemental feeding in the winter. Jægersborg Dyrehave is the most visited and probably the most interesting part of the par force hunting landscape in North Zealand.

  9. The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand - The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: The mysterious Dousbad Swamp. Over the last 400 years, the trees have been allowed to grow...

    The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: The mysterious Dousbad Swamp. Over the last 400 years, the trees have been allowed to grow freely, although the wet soil does inhibit their growth. The Dousbad Swamp is part of the original forest, which dates back to the 13th century, long before it became a royal hunting ground.

  10. The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand - The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: The Stille Vand is a small and peaceful lake in Jægersborg Dyrehave...

    The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: The Stille Vand is a small and peaceful lake in Jægersborg Dyrehave / Jægersborg Hegn. The deer and hunting park is renowned for its huge, ancient oak trees. Jægersborg Dyrehave / Jægersborg Hegn is situated about 20 km north of Copenhagen in Denmark.

  11. The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand - The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: The Peter Lieps Hus is the most famous restaurant in Jægersborg Dyrehave. The original...

    The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: The Peter Lieps Hus is the most famous restaurant in Jægersborg Dyrehave. The original building from the late 18th century burned down, but was reconstructed. The Peter Lieps Hus is located in the Von Langens Plantage, the most visited part of Jægersborg Dyrehave. The restaurant is named after Peter Lieps, the first sharpshooter of Jægersborg Dyrehave.

  12. The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand - The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: The Kildesø pond is located near the Kirstens Piils Kilde, this spring was...

    The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: The Kildesø pond is located near the Kirstens Piils Kilde, this spring was discovered in 1583, the spring became a pilgrimage site because the people believed in the healing powers of the spring water. The pond and spring are situated in Jægersborg Dyrehave, the deer park about 20 km north of Copenhagen.