Koldinghus is more than just a castle. More than just bricks. Koldinghus has been a physical symbol of the royal power and its wish for a guard at the southern border and a presence in Jutland. Koldinghus has been a ruin and as such a romantic scene for amongst others painters and artists, who in the ruin found a motive that reflected the tendencies of the time. But as a ruin the castle has to the day today created a scene for many personal stories: the first kiss in the shadow of the castle, the ice cream bought in the kiosk etc.
The renovation in the 1970’s was to a large degree carried by the desire of the city and its citizens to re-erect the city’s cultural lighthouse, where inhabitants, businesses, tourists and many others could gather. Through its own tale, Koldinghus gathers the history of the country, the city Kolding and the individual guest.
We will in the coming year work to realize the following vision: "Koldinghus is the authentic gathering place that shall give the users a perspective on their own lives – through history"
One of the tools used to realize our communication paradigm, which goal is to give our guests involved and authentic experiences. The communication paradigm fokuses on three essential concepts: authenticity, involvement and the good host.