Örebro Castle

Örebro, Sweden

For over 700 years Örebro Castle has kept a watchful eye on everyone crossing the bridge on the River Svartån. The oldest part of the castle, a defence tower, was erected in the latter half of the 13th century. This tower was added to in the 14th century to make a larger stronghold. The castle was expanded during the reign of the royal family Vasa between 1573-1627 to the impressive Renaissance castle.

After Vasa family Örebro castle was left to decay, but the main restoration took place in 1758-1764 by Carl Johan Crondstedt. After him the castle was used as a residence of county governor. The castle was finally restored to the 16th century appearance between 1897-1900.

Today there are guided tours, an exhibition centre and the castle is a very worthwhile sightseeing destination.



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Kansligatan 3, Örebro, Sweden
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)


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User Reviews

Wonder Mahembe (5 months ago)
Beautiful castle, the gem of Orebro. Nice to see from the outside and take photos of. Inside, there's a free and a paid museum that you can both visit.
Lodhi (6 months ago)
Beautiful Castle in Örebro. Street parking available with Flowbird App. There is a guided tour available in both Swedish and English languages.
Irina P (6 months ago)
We visited this castle in June 2023 as part of a couple’s trip in Sweden and it was a good experience. The castle is very pretty on the outside, as well as inside, and the tickets comes with a guided tour that’s very informative. We didn’t need to buy the tickets in advance, we purchased them on the day and there wasn’t any queue.
Ida (7 months ago)
A bit smaller than expected but I was pleasantly surprised by the exhibits. They've done a great job incorporating modern touches with sustainability and purchasing patterns with historical facts which was an interesting approach.
anggia ningrum (7 months ago)
It's beautiful allthough not so big. It has no toalett. There is a Cafe för fika. It's close to the city center of Örebro.
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