Slotskroen’s neighbour is Schackenborg Palace, which from 1995 until 2014 was the home of Prince Joachim, the younger of the two Danish princes. The prince is still a co-owner of the inn, along with shipowner Hans Michael Jebsen. Since 2006, Schackenborg Slotskro has been run by Henning Kohl Overgaard Lauritsen.
The inn and the palace lie on Slotsgaden, which is marketed as “Denmark’s most attractive village street”. Of course, it can be difficult to substantiate such a claim, but with its bumpy cobbles and shady lime trees, it certainly has an idyllic atmosphere. The street is lined by old houses, many of which have thatched roofs, fine bay windows and hollyhocks growing along their walls.