Hyldgaardsminde was named after Per Hyldgaard. Per Hyldgaard, together with Top-Karen, began to sell boiling water to the many people who visited the hills in the summer. They sold boiling hot water so visitors could make their own coffee or tea. Instead of boiling hot water, Peter Hyldgaard began to charge people to park their cars on his land for 25 cents per car or horse-drawn carriage, which in the course of a season could well turn into quite a lot.
In 1933, Per Hyldegaard sold the small homestead to the Rebild National Park Board on the condition that he had to stay there until his death. In connection with the Rebild party 50th anniversary in 1962, Hyldgaardsminde was thoroughly renovated with funds donated by brewer Carl Jacobsen’s anniversary fund. The house was inaugurated on June 23rd, 1962, and has since been used for receiving e.g. the Royal family.
In 1968, the extension to Hyldgaardsminde was rebuilt and set up as a secretariat for the Rebild National Park Society. Today it is used for day-to-day administration.
Source: The book “Rebild Hills”