Is Rigborg the White Lady of Egeskov?
The legend of the White Lady of Egeskov Castle is based on a true story. Rigborg was the grandchild of Egeskov’s developer, Frantz Brockenhuus. She fell in love with a young man, Franz Rosenkranz, and became pregnant straight away.
The King and Rigborg’s father was furious. At the time, such bliss was not becoming outside of marriage. Rigborg was locked in a room in the northern tower of the castle. Here she stayed for five years, the last three all alone.
Legend has it that a miserable woman was locked in the tower. One Christmas Night the door was unlocked. The woman escaped her prison dressed in her white nightgown. Drenched in sorrow she threw herself out the window down into the moat with a terrible scream.
However, the truth is that Rigborg got out of the tower, when her father died. She ended her days at a convent in Jylland. Who is the White Lady? Does she still haunt the castle? Come visit Egeskov castle and find out for yourself!