Sipoo, Finland

Sipoonlinna (Sibbesborg) was a medieval castle made of stone and wood. It was probably built in the 14th century as part of the fief system created by Albrecht von Mecklenburg. Regarding folklores castle was founded by viking Sibbe (Sighbion) or Danish crusaders in the 12th or 13th century. Nowadays only some earth walls remain on the forested hill upon which it stood. The site can be accessed on foot.


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Founded: 14th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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Tomi Routamo (4 months ago)
Quite small for a castle mountain, but these are always interesting with their history.
Tommi Mylläri (4 months ago)
You can imagine the place, but no signs of e.g. buildings are visible.
Jukka-Pekka Kylä-Liuhala (6 months ago)
A beautiful, historic place.
Juha Heinonen (16 months ago)
I don't think there is much to see, but the history of the place is interesting. Not a special view. At least there were a lot of ants there and you had to keep moving. The parking lot is at the end of a small and narrow road for the car.
Mikko Hakalin (2 years ago)
A familiar place for many. Great view.
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