Örup Castle was completed around the year 1500. Together with Glimmingehus, Bollerup and Tosterup, the castles were built as defenses in an uncertain and dangerous time, when the Swedes and Danes fought over power and lords believed they must protect their own soil against both external enemies.

Örup was first mentioned in 1437 when it was owned by Danish family Qvitzow. Later it has been a residence of Flemming and Ulfstrand families. Between 1558-1913 Örup was owned by Rosencrantz family. Today it is the property of family Swartz.

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Founded: ca. 1500
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: Kalmar Union (Sweden)

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