Christinehof Castle

Brösarp, Sweden

Christinehof Castle was built between 1737 and 1740 in the German Baroque style. It was a residence of countess Christina Piper, who had acquired the near Andrarums ironworks couple of years earlier.



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Founded: 1737-1740
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: The Age of Liberty (Sweden)


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Ivette Colliander (12 months ago)
Really nice place, beautiful views and nature
Ginger Bunting (12 months ago)
A wonderful experience. Beautiful castle with a great historic value. Seeing is believing!
Robert DeYoung (13 months ago)
Greating guiding and very interesting story behind the castle. Needs guiding to really be able to appreciate the place and it's history. The castle is managed by a group of enthusiasts, 5 stars to them for making it possible to keep the history alive. 4 star only because there are other castles to compare to and it what is left of the contents was sparse.
Tracer Tobbe (13 months ago)
A very Nice day for a trip to this amazing castle in the heart of skane They also have one happy hour with free coffee and very nice staff. Do visit this paradise.?
Veronica Rosotto (13 months ago)
Very interesting guided tour, nice surroundings where to stroll around and such a peaceful place!
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