Swedish castles and fortresses in Finland


Finland was part of Sweden for almost 700 years from around 1150 until the Finnish War of 1809 after which Finland became an autonomous part of the Russian Empire as the Grand Duchy of Finland.Here is a list of some of the most well-preserved castles in Finland. Sveaborg Jisis, Wikipedia Åbo kallerna, Wikipedia Tavastehus [...]

Swedish castles and fortresses in Finland2022-11-26T16:49:52+01:00

Swedish monarchs and their royal mottos


The royal motto of the Swedish monarch is a Swedish royal tradition stemming from the early 16th century. All reigning monarchs of Sweden, beginning with Gustav I, have had their own mottos during their respective periods of reign. The Swedish royal motto in many ways is equivalent to a national motto. The tradition [...]

Swedish monarchs and their royal mottos2022-11-27T08:49:39+01:00

Royal palaces and residences


The Royal Palaces in Sweden are the property of the Swedish State, administered and managed through the National Property Board, and are at the disposal of the King.In addition, there are also residences which are privately owned by the Royal Family, such as the summer residence Solliden Palace on the island of Öland.The Royal [...]

Royal palaces and residences2022-11-26T16:32:18+01:00

Uradel – the ancient nobility


The term "Uradel" (ancient nobility) refers to noble families who are of such old age that their date of ennoblement is unknown, with the "threshold date" usually being circa 1420. According to the House of Nobility, there are 34 extant families of ancient origin.

Uradel – the ancient nobility2022-11-24T00:21:14+01:00

New features – map, event calendar, stories


Recently, we have introduced a few new features to the Castle of Sweden website. Map Explore our interactive map of castles, palaces and manors in Sweden. Use this map to learn more about and access an outstanding selection of Sweden’s most notable historical landmarks. Explore the map here. Event Visit our event calendar [...]

New features – map, event calendar, stories2022-11-22T15:31:31+01:00
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