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The Goose Tower was constructed Waldemar Atterdag during the years 1362-1365.
The tower is the only remaining fortified tower in the castle. It is 36m to the tower peak, where the golden goose sits.
It's walls are 3,5m thick at the bottom, but only 0,75m at the top.
Today Vordingborg Castle is a ruin, although parts of the fourteenth century ring walls remain. The only fully preserved part of the castle, the 26 meter tall Goose Tower, is the symbol of the city. The name comes from the golden goose that perches on top of the tower's spire. Although legend has it that Valdemar Atterdag used the symbol to taunt the Hanseatic League. The tower was transferred into the national trust on December 24, 1808, and was thus the first, protected historic monument in Denmark.
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