Eketorp Fort


Eketorp is an old ring-fort from the Iron Age situated on the island of Öland on the south-east coast of Sweden. The original keep was built around the year 400 AD during a period when the inhabitants had close relationships with the Roman Empire. A theory is that these castles were a place where people [...]

Eketorp Fort2023-07-29T00:42:38+02:00

Solliden Palace


Solliden Palace on the island of Öland was built by Queen Victoria, who had drawn her inspiration from Swedish doctor Axel Munthe’s Italian villa San Michele on Capri. Victoria was plagued with bronchial problems and escaped to the milder climates of Öland in the hope of relief. “You can breathe here”, the Queen is said [...]

Solliden Palace2023-07-29T00:37:36+02:00

Borgholm Castle


On the western shore of Sweden’s second largest island, Öland, Borgholm castle guarded the entrance to Sweden. Today, the ruins leave no visitor untouched and most are overwhelmed by the location and sheer size of the castle when they visit. 900 years ago a defensive keep was built at Borgholm. Only a hundred years later [...]

Borgholm Castle2023-07-28T15:10:59+02:00
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