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A monument from the "Era of Great Power"! Skokloster Castle is one of the greatest castles in Sweden. In all its splendor it’s a Swedish Baroque castle built between 1654 and 1676 by the extremely wealthy military commander Count Carl Gustaf Wrangel. It sits on the shores of Lake Mälaren between Stockholm [...]
Swedish twist on French neoclassicism The von Fersen family’s 18th-century gem on the Östgöta plain, Ljung Castle, was drawn by none other than the great Jean Eric Rehn. The current castle is built in Gustavian style, a Swedish twist on French neoclassicism. Gustavian style, named after King Gustav III, has the same [...]
A Young Castle Lejondal Castle is one of Sweden’s youngest castles – completed in 1892. It is together with Thorskog, Tjolöholm, Bjertorp and Teleborg among the last castles built in Sweden. The estate traces its roots to the early 1400s when it was owned by Swedish Queen Filippa of England, the wife of [...]
Läckö Castle Läckö Castle is a magnificent medieval castle in Sweden, strategically placed on an island in Lake Vänern, Västergötland. Brynolf Algotsson, Bishop of Skara, laid the foundations for a fortified castle in 1298 - originally as a fort that consisted of two or three houses surrounded by a wall. After a [...]
Tullgarn Palace Tullgarn Palace has been a royal residence since 1772 but its history is, of course, much older than that. It is situated on the coast south of Stockholm in the province of Södermanland. It is particularly known for housing one of Sweden’s finest examples of interior decors.During the 1400s, Tullgarn was no [...]
Ekenäs Castle The medieval castle Ekenäs is located outside Linköping in Östergötland. Although never a royal castle its owners have belonged to the highest aristocracy for the last 500 years. Today’s castle is built on the foundation of a medieval fortress overlooking the surrounding landscape. We can trace its ownership to Svante [...]
Salsta Castle Remarkable Salsta Castle just north of Uppsala is known since the end of the 1200s. Its earliest Lord was Karl Gregersson who in 1301 traded Salsta to Adbjörn Sixtensson from the family Sparre of Tofta. During the 1400s it was owned by the Oxenstierna family and in 1550 it came [...]
Wik Castle Dreamy Wik Castle sits beautifully on the lakefront just 20 minutes south-west of Sweden’s premier university city Uppsala. The castle is Mid-Sweden’s best preserved late Medieval castle and still used extensively. While not entirely clear when Wik was actually built we know that the original farmland was owned by Lawman [...]