Krageholm Castle

Ystad, Sweden

The history of Krageholm estate date from the 14th century when it was owned by family Due. Later in Middle Ages it was moved to Tott and Brahe families. In 1642 it was given to Otto Marsvin. The estate was damaged in the war with Denmark during the reign of Carl XI. In 1704 the estate was sold to Carl Piper. The present appearance was built in 1720s. The main building and two annexes are surrounded by moat and park.

St. Paul's Chapel, designed by Tessin the Younger, housed in the east wing, was opened in 1723. Since then, Krageholm been in the family Piper's possession with the exception of 1897-1930 when the last of the Brahe family held the estate.

There are two runestones from the Viking Age in the castle park near the southern entrance.

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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: Kalmar Union (Sweden)

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