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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M. P. (2 years ago)
A beautiful ecopark around this castle. Very nice hiking routes in this area. Good for a dog walk and a hike with the whole family. Even small kids can walk routes. A large parking right in front of the castle. Easy to find. The last few meters are gravel.
Rikard Andree (2 years ago)
Very beautiful Castle sitt café and tours så well as walking trails and fishing possibilities
Valey Erlendsdóttir (2 years ago)
Beautiful castle and garden
Marie Watkins (2 years ago)
I stopped by here for a quick walk in a nature reserve, and found the art pillars a fun surprise. The mansion is beautiful, but it was closed when I was there (on a holiday). There were some incredible structures built from tree branches. One was a gazebo thingy, and the other was a tree house look-out bridge thingy, which was closed from entering. Saw lots of lovely birdies. Four pokestops, one of which is a gym. Sadly my blissey has been sitting in it for over a week now. Not the easy 50 coins I thought it would be. Thought I saw a trilobite in a driveway stone. Posted a pic of it
Wanqing Shi (4 years ago)
Nice environment and nature including some historical places.
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