Top Historic Sights in Flen, Sweden

Explore the historic highlights of Flen

Yxtaholm Castle

The first written record of Yxtaholm dates from 1329. The current castle was built by Gustaf Nils Clodt in 1752. Today Yxtaholm is a modern hotel, restaurant and conference centre.
Founded: 1752 | Location: Flen, Sweden

Flen Church

The oldest parts of Flen Church date from the 13th century. The choir was added in the 17th century, probably in 1664 and the new sacristy in 1746. Baptismal font is the oldest item in Flen church, dating from the 12th century. There are also few other medieval artefacts, like crucifix from the 14th century. The pulpit was donated by Brita Ribbing-Rosenhane in 1664 and it was originally painted in black and white. The pr ...
Founded: 13th century | Location: Flen, Sweden

Vibyholm Castle

Viby was first mentioned in 1331. The current castle was built by Charles IX of Sweden to his wife Kristina between 1622-1626. The Dutch Renaissance style castle was designed by Casper van Panten. After the Crown donated Vibyholm to Gustaf Gustafsson af Vasaborg it has been owned by several families. The castle was left to decay in the early 1700s, but restored by Gustaf Ulf Claesson Bonde af Säfstaholm in the 1730s. ...
Founded: 1622-1626 | Location: Flen, Sweden

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Cháteau Comtal

The Château Comtal (Count’s Castle) is a medieval castle within the Cité of Carcassonne, the largest city in Europe with its city walls still intact. The Château Comtal has a strong claim to be called a 'Cathar Castle'. When the Catholic Crusader army arrived in 1209 they first attacked Raymond-Roger Trencavel's castrum at Bèziers and then moved on to his main stronghold at Carcassonne.

The castle with rectangular shape is separated from the city by a deep ditch and defended by two barbicans. There are six towers curtain walls.

The castle was restored in 1853 by the architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc. It was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997.