The Land of Pirates
In the south of the castle garden you will find the Land of Pirates – a unique and great outdoor playground in wooden materials with piracy as theme. Here you will find challenges for the big and fun for the small children.
Experience among other things The Great Pirate ship with galion figure, the Pirate Maze, the Look out with a view of the waters surrounding Gavnø, the Pirate Sørøverlandgangen, Svævebanen and so much more.
Let the children take on a treasure hunt with an exciting pirate map in the castle garden, the convent church and inside the castle. All children can select a their price between a selection of “treasures”. The treasure hunt may be purchased by the ticket sale. Read more here.
An active pirate on Gavnø
King Valdemar II of Denmark mentions in the Danish Census Book from 1231 “a house” located on Gavnø. It has most likely been where Queen Margrethe I later build the convent church, when she took over the island in 1398. There is hardly any doubt, that the house in question, was a stronghold, and that the lord of the manor has been an active pirate, who have been chasing the Wends and other seafarer in or outside the fiord. One of these lords of the manor has been Mr. Reyonson, who ruled as a chief on Gavnø untill his death in 1326.
On buccaneering expedition in the fiord
From history we know, that the Wends carried on raids against the coasts of South Sealand. Dybsø Fiord has been a likely target for that kind of raids. By Carls Gab they have had the opportunity for double raids, as the have been able to cary out buccaneering expedition by Barsø (the North Western corner of Vejlø) and by Gavnø.